Let’s face it, those who support the policies that create sanctuary cities have the blood of Americans on their hands. One city in particular is San Francisco who is covered with the blood of Kathryn Steinle (32) who was murdered while walking along Pier 14 with her father by illegal alien Francisco Sanchez (45) on July 1st - a seven-time felon and five-time deportee who kept returning through our open borders.
I naively thought that San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York were the only bastions of stupidity when it came to protecting the criminal illegal alien. I was wrong. There are 276 cities in 43 states who repeatedly violate the law to the detriment of law-abiding Americans by releasing and failing to notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) when illegal aliens are released from custody. Criminal illegal aliens are being set free while Americans are being slaughtered.
What adds insult to injury is the lack of response to these types of murders from our leaders and our president in particular. Unlike in the cases of Freddie Gray, Trayvon Martin, or Michael Brown, where the president delivered emotional commentary and a plea for justice, now there is silence. Who seeks justice for Kathryn? He has not even acknowledged her death. He, along with the mayors of these sanctuary cities, share contempt for the American people not an obligation to protect us.
President Obama replaced the Secure Communities Program with the Priority Enforcement Program (PEP) for this very purpose. PEP allows local agencies to ignore ICE notifications of deportable aliens in their custody.
While ICE is pointing its finger at San Francisco Sheriff Mirkarimi in this case, the truth is Mirkarimi and the federal government have no desire to keep the likes of Francisco Sanchez out of our communities. Sanctuary cities released over 8,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records or facing charges [onto our streets] despite federal requests that they be turned over to ICE.
Congress must use its power against these violating cities and the president to mandate compliance with federal immigration law. The Federation for American Immigration Reform (“FAIR”) is working to protect you even though your local representatives are not. Sanctuary cities must end and they must end now. Contact FAIR to take action in your state. Your very life may depend on it.