‘She’s Being Used’: Laken Riley’s Father Angered By Her Name Being Exploited By Politicians in Border Fight

March 19, 2024

Laken Riley’s grieving father broke his silence on NBC’s The Today Show Monday about how he believes his daughter’s death is being “used” by politicians in the border fight. Laken was a 22-year old nursing student out jogging on the University of Georgia campus last month when she was killed. An undocumented migrant from Venezuela, whom authorities said entered the country illegally in 2022, was arrested and charged with her murder. The House of Representatives passed “The Laken Riley Act” that would require ICE to take undocumented migrants into custody who commit “theft-related crimes.” The bill failed in the Senate. “I feel like she’s being used somewhat politically,” Jason Riley said.