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Laken Riley’s Mother: The Murder Was an ‘Avoidable Tragedy’

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Laken Riley, an aspiring nurse, was murdered allegedly by an undocumented immigrant in Georgia. Her mother wrote movingly on Facebook of her devastating loss but finding comfort in her Christian faith.

The White House offered condolences but did not mention Riley by name.

Secretary Mayorkas deflected blame to others when questioned about Riley’s death, given his role in policies that released her alleged killer into the country without proper vetting.

“Should this man have been deported?” Margaret Brennan asked, to which Mayorkas did not provide an answer.

Most Americans feel greater duty to those closest to them, unlike Mayorkas who prioritizes distant migrants over citizens.

Riley’s mother urged developing relationships with Jesus and honoring her daughter’s memory through faith, looking to God for peace amid this tragedy.

“As I sat down to write this message, I really just have no words. My family has faced the most devastating, unimaginable loss that anyone could ever be force to endure. I would like to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for being with me and my family during this heartbreaking time. I encourage everyone to have a personal relationship with Jesus. I give Him all the glory for getting us through this,” Riley’s mother wrote.

“It would be really easy to lose our faith in mankind because of this senseless and avoidable tragedy. The amount of love, support and help that we have received during this horrific nightmare is overwhelming. I can’t begin to tell you all how much we appreciate all of the text, calls, flowers, meals, groceries, bows, pictures, personal gifts, memorials, gift cards and donations to Laken’s foundation. We are beyond grateful for everyone who has stepped up to be here for us through this difficult time. The outpouring of love has been so enormous – that I felt this was the best way to thank you all in a timely manner.”

“To all the parents out there, I want to lay this on your heart. I can assure you that there is no greater gift that you can give your children than to walk along side them and help them develop their relationship with Jesus. It is the most important relationship they will ever have,” she later added.

“I know my sweet Laken knew Jesus personally and she will live eternally in His home. He never left her side until the very last second she was here on earth and He will take care of her now and forever in heaven. I find peace during this devastation in knowing that.”

“If there is anything I can do to assist you or your family in developing your relationship with Jesus, please reach out to me. There is no way to honor my precious Laken more than to give your life to Jesus. I love you all and I pray we all feel God’s peace that goes beyond our understanding and healing as we move forward.”

The case highlighted divisions over immigration policy and its human costs.

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