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Don Discusses the Loss of His Son Drew Rosenberg to an Illegal Alien
On November 16, 2010, Drew Rosenberg, 25, was on his motorcycle headed home in San Francisco, where he was a second-year law student. At 6 p.m. that evening, his parents in Westlake Village, CA received a call that forever changed their world. San Francisco General Hospital was calling, with news that Drew had been killed in a traffic accident. With scarce details, they rushed to LAX and caught the next flight to San Francisco. It wasn’t until the next morning, when they were able to meet with the SF police inspector assigned to the case, that they learned details of the accident.
Galo was in the country illegally, then he received Temporary Protective Status.Don Rosenberg
Roberto Galo, a Honduran-born man who had entered the country illegally in 1999, was driving the car. Galo didn’t have a driver’s license. He was trying to beat oncoming traffic and made a hurried left-hand turn, colliding with Drew and causing Drew to fly over the hood of Galo’s car. Instead of stopping Galo accelerated attempting to flee the scene. He ran over Drew but his helmet had come off and wedged under Galo’s rear tire. He backed up running over him a second time. He went forward running over him a third time but was prevented from leaving the scene by another driver.
Galo had been previously cited for driving the wrong way on a one-way street and driving without a license or insurance. The inspector assured the Rosenbergs that it was a ‘slam-dunk vehicular homicide’ case.
In reality, Galo was convicted of voluntary manslaughter, sentenced to 6 months in jail, and released after serving only 43 days.
Drew’s father, Don Rosenberg, is a passionate advocate for the overturn of California’s SB54, the state law that severely restricts local and state law enforcement’s interaction with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Don Rosenberg helped organize ‘Advocates for Victims of Illegal Alien Crime (AVIAC).’ AVIAC was started by several who have suffered the ultimate tragedy of losing a loved one to illegal alien crime. We have suffered the ultimate in family separation.