Posted on December 27, 2021

How the Man Behind ‘A Christmas Story’ Became Collateral Damage for Open Borders Agenda

John Binder, Breitbart, December 25, 2021

A Christmas Story, released in 1983, has become an American classic for the Christmas season — a colorful depiction of life in Hohman, Indiana, in the 1940s unlike any other. Decades later, the man behind the film saw a much darker fate.

It was April 4, 2007, and 67-year-old Bob Clark, the director of A Christmas Story, was driving away from his Pacific Palisades condo in Los Angeles, California, with his 22-year-old son Ariel Hanrath-Clark. The two were headed for Santa Monica, but only minutes after getting on the road, a 2007 GMC Yukon hit the Clarks’ 1997 Infiniti sedan head-on.


The man who hit and killed the Clarks was Hector Manuel Velazquez-Nava, an illegal alien from Mexico with a criminal record.

Velazquez-Nava, police soon learned, had a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit when he caused the head-on collision. {snip}


In March 2005, Velazquez-Nava was convicted for soliciting a prostitute in southern Los Angeles and was found to not have a valid driver’s license. For that conviction, the illegal alien was sentenced to 24 months probation and given a $1,500 fine.

Los Angeles County’s sanctuary policy, which shields criminal illegal aliens from arrest and deportation by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, ensured that Velazquez-Nava was never turned over to agents. Instead, he was released back into the community.


In August 2007, Velazquez-Nava pleaded no contest to two felony counts of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Two months later, he was sentenced to six years in prison.