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Mother Whose Son Was Murdered by Illegal Immigrant Blasts Immigration Activist

Laura Wilkerson, whose son was murdered by an illegal immigrant, castigated an immigration advocate, Jose Antonio Vargas, on Wednesday night for saying that watching President Donald Trump sign an executive order on immigration was a "tough" day.

Martha MacCallum, the host of Fox News' "The First 100 Days," asked Vargas to explain why he described Wednesday as "tough" for him.

"Jose, I know that you said today was very tough for you," she said. "Tell me why, and when you look at the fact that what he is talking about doing is enforcing laws that are already part of the federal legal canon of the country."

Vargas explained how the person who killed Wilkerson's son was an "outlier."

"I have to say, however, you know, the facts tell us that the vast majority of undocumented people in this country are not criminals," he said. "To be in this country illegally is a civil offense, not a criminal one. The vast majority of us are not murderers, and rapists, and killers. That man that ended up, you know, that horrible, horrible tragedy, was committed by an outlier. "

Vargas added that he is one of millions of immigrants whose legal statuses are in a "gray area."

MacCallum pointed out that there are two sides to every argument and asked Wilkerson to weigh in.

Wilkerson blasted Vargas, saying he doesn't know what a "tough" day is.

"You say you've had a tough day. You know, I don't know if you understand what a tough day is in the life of a parent who has lost a child at the hands of an illegal in this country," Wilkerson said. "No one is here to say that [about] the vast majority. But, you are legal or illegal. It is one way or the other. There is no gray area on that."