Sean Buchanan, a married father of five young children was killed by Miguel Ramirez Valiente, an illegal alien whose license was revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol. Miguel Ramirez Valiente also has a criminal history and should have been deported years ago.
The Denver Channel reports – What was supposed to be a new chapter for a Colorado family turned to tragedy after a father of five was killed on Highway 83 between Colorado Springs and Castle Rock.
Sean Buchanan just got a new job in Denver and was moving his family to a new home in Castle Rock.
“Having five kids you have to be able to pour in a lot and he gave and he gave. He loved his kids so much,” his wife Kathy said. She told the Denver Channel that Sean was an incredible husband and father to their five children, two of whom are adopted.
“He was all in. Sean was the kind of dad that coached football and did the daddy daughter dates, and the dudes day with the boys and the camping trips,” Kathy said. “He was the kind of guy that didn’t just give a few bucks to a homeless guy, he took them out to coffee and heard their story.”
The family has a GoFundMe account to help pay for funeral expenses and counseling for their children.
An illegal immigrant who received positive press coverage during his fight against deportation earlier this year struck and killed a father of five in Colorado on Aug. 2 while driving without a license.
The Daily Caller reports – According to press reports, Miguel Ramirez Valiente was charged with careless driving with a revoked license after he over-corrected his truck while driving on a state highway near Colorado Springs, hitting Sean Buchanan.
Buchanan was riding a motorcycle when he was hit by Ramirez Valiente, who came to the U.S. from El Salvador 14 years ago.
Ramirez Valiente has several prior charges on his arrest record.
Last year, Ramirez Valiente’s driver’s license was revoked after he pleaded guilty to a charge of driving under the influence, according to The Denver Channel. His probation for that charge was extended Aug. 1, a day before he hit Buchanan because he had not finished his community service and therapy for alcoholism.
CNN did not cite Ramirez Valiente’s rap sheet when the network published a sympathetic profile of him in January after he took refuge in a Colorado Springs church to avoid deportation.
From the bleeding heart CNN profile on the illegal alien who just stole the life of Sean Buchanan, a loving husband and father of five:
An undocumented immigrant in Colorado says he’s taken shelter in a church because the government shutdown leaves him with no other choice.Miguel Ramirez Valiente is facing a deportation order — but his lawyer says right now he has no way to fight it.Most immigration courts are shuttered because of the shutdown. Judges are only hearing the cases of detained immigrants, while other cases are being postponed. But Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s fugitive operations and removal divisions are still operating.So Ramirez Valiente stood at the pulpit at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Wednesday and told reporters he was seeking sanctuary to fight for the chance to remain with his wife and three children.Ramirez, a stonemason, said gang violence forced him to flee El Salvador 14 years ago. He’s been fighting his immigration case since 2011, after a traffic stop by a local sheriff landed him in ICE custody.His wife, Alisha Ramirez Valiente, told reporters Wednesday that she didn’t know what she’d do if authorities sent her husband to El Salvador.“The government shutdown is tearing our family apart. My three children and I are terrified that he will be deported. His children need him. So do I,” she said. “I hope that him being in sanctuary will give him enough time for the government to reopen and his motion to be reviewed.”