Illegal Immigration Destroys American Lives


Mollie Tibbetts – Cristhian Rivera

 

Molly Tibbetts’ body was discovered in a corn field in Iowa recently. The sad discovery confirmed what most Americans (except the Tibbetts family) had guessed already. What most Americans did not realize Molly was murdered by an illegal alien named Cristhian Rivera.

 

Preliminary autopsy results from the state medical examiner’s office also determined that 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts was the victim of a homicide, the Division of Criminal Investigation announced in a press release.

 

The agency did not release additional details about the injuries Tibbetts suffered or what caused them, but said further examination of her body may result in additional findings. Autopsy reports are confidential under Iowa law, except for the cause and manner of death.

 

The man charged with first-degree murder in Tibbetts’ death, Cristhian Bahena Rivera, allegedly led investigators to her body early Tuesday in a cornfield outside of Brooklyn, Iowa, the town where she was last seen last month. While investigators were confident then that the body was that of Tibbetts, the autopsy definitively confirmed her identity. (Mollie Tibbetts killed by ‘sharp force injuries,’ according to autopsy; By Ryan J. Foley Associated Press; Chicago Tribune; 8/23/18 5:32 PM)

 

JRH 8/24/18

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Illegal Immigration Destroys American Lives

It Could Be Your Daughter

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 8/23/2018 11:19 AM

 

America must put an end to the murders of Americans committed by illegal aliens each year, because even one such murder is one too many, in light of the fact that any particular criminal illegal alien should never have been in the country in the first place, just as in the case of Cristhian Rivera, who was charged with the first degree murder of Mollie Tibbetts, a college sophomore, on August 21st, after a month long search finally led to her body. The murder of this poor little girl, frightened beyond all imagination and tortured and left dead, like so much garbage, in a cornfield twelve miles southeast of Brooklyn, Iowa, is one more murder in a long string of such murders by illegal aliens, due to our government’s failure to secure our borders and properly defend America’s citizens.

 

Consider the case of Grant Ronnebeck. He was murdered on January 22, 2015; over a pack of cigarettes, by Apolinar Altamirano who was out on bond from a previous conviction, while ICE determined if he should be deported. Thousands of cases just like this can be reviewed, from over the past decade.

 

Not a single American will ever forget that Kate Steinle was murdered on July 21, 2015; by an illegal alien, who had been deported repeatedly, as she strolled down Pier 14 in San Francisco with her father. If not for San Francisco’s sanctuary policy protecting illegal aliens, he would have been incarcerated that day, and Kate would still be alive and with her family. There are many other similar stories, with different names, such as Nisa Mickens, Kayla Cuevas, Sarah Root, and Ronald de Silva, that all end with the same results and the tragic deaths of decent and good Americans.

 

How many more Americans must die at the hands of illegal aliens, before our leaders say, “No More” and arise to meet the problem head on and say unequivocally, that America is a sovereign nation and foreigners will respect her borders and our laws or face harsh consequences? This is a question the Democrats seem unlikely to ever answer honestly, as they are more interested in the defense of illegal aliens and MS-13, as their party and their strong-arm foot soldiers of Antifa mount attacks aimed at eradicating Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

 

When asked about Mollie Tibbets’ murder by CNN reporter John Berman, Senator Elizabeth Warren, responded:

 

“I’m so sorry for the family here, and I know this is hard for the family … But one of the things we have to remember is: We need an immigration system that is effective. That focuses on where real problems are.”

 

What if it was someone you loved, one of your children, Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer? We all know you too, and all the other Democrats, would be moving heaven and earth to get those borders secure and fix the loopholes and cracks in E-Verify, like the one that enabled Rivera to circumvent Yarrabee Farms’ check on him, by using a stolen ID.

 

Rivera has been in the U.S. approximately seven years. The last four years, Rivera has worked at Yarrabee Farms, a dairy farm owned by Craig Lang, a prominent Iowa Republican.

 

During his August 21st rally in Charleston, West Virginia, President Trump told the crowd:

 

“You heard about today with the illegal alien coming in very sadly from Mexico, and you saw what happened to that incredible, beautiful, young woman. It should’ve never happened. Illegally in our country. We’ve had a huge impact, but immigration laws are so bad. But we’re getting them changed.”

 

Governor Kim Reynolds (R-Iowa) stated:

 

“As Iowans, we are heartbroken, and we are angry. We are angry that a broken immigration system allowed a predator like this to live in our community, and we will do all we can to bring justice to Mollie’s killer.”

 

However prevalent crime is, or isn’t, among this demographic of illegal aliens is really an irrelevant point. All that should matter is that they are here illegally and their violent crimes have been responsible for a significant number of American deaths.

 

While some disingenuous bleeding-heart liberals, such as Ali Noorani, director of the National Immigration Forum, suggest that the illegal alien community are not at all prone to crime, the evidence shows otherwise. The General Accounting Office documented that criminal aliens (legal and illegal) committed 25,064 murders in America, from 2003 to 2009. Even more disturbing, the GAO’s study of the criminal histories of 55,322 illegal aliens, updated and published in 2011, revealed that by the time of their arrests and incarceration, their total number of arrests approached 460,000, an average of 8.3 arrests per illegal alien, with nearly 700,000 crimes committed. Last year alone, ICE arrested illegal aliens with 48,000 charges or convictions for assault, 11,000 for sex crimes and 1800 for homicides and murders.

 

During the August 22nd airing of ‘Fox and Friends’, commentator Tomi Lahren summed things up nicely, saying:

 

“Illegal immigration kills Americans. It’s Mollie Tibbetts [today], and it could be your daughter, your sister, your friend tomorrow.”

 

As a father of two daughters, who also has two granddaughters, I can imagine the pain and grief that the parents of the victims of these brutal and unforgivable murders are forced to bear and endure, all of it so unnecessary, all of it preventable. These murders are an indictment of all those excuse makers for criminals who break our laws, and it is certainly, in my eyes, an offense of willful negligence and, in some cases, evil and scheming complicity, by men and women sworn to defend the Constitution and America, advocating their Open Borders agenda  and working at cross purposes to our founding principles and America’s sovereignty and best interests.

 

Americans have been betrayed by Congressional Democrats and weak liberal Republicans for decades, while the media falsely portrays illegal immigration as a victimless phenomena and these criminal illegal aliens continue to give us the middle finger, burn our American flag and laugh at our laws. Short of standing armed on our borders and in every U.S. city, in citizen militias, and driving out the illegals where they are found, we must force Congress to do its job and deport all 30 million plus illegal aliens and secure our borders; and YES, it can be done. We must not allow Congress to stay the course in their quest for a pliable electorate and building a serf class, because illegal immigration destroys American communities and American lives; and just as it took everything from Mollie, her very life, it will take away young Americans’ futures, too.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Edited by John R. Houk

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The Murder of America’s Sons and Daughters


Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, even after confessing to the murder of Kate Steinle, was found not guilty on November 30, 2017. If the Left is looking for an indictment of wrong doing, they need to look in the mirror, illegal immigration, sanctuary cities and Left-Wing unjust judiciaries.

 

Justin Smith writes with the obvious sense of injustice resulting to Zarate’s verdict. When there is no justice, what is an end result? Vigilantism?

JRH 12/4/17

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The Murder of America’s Sons and Daughters

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 12/2/2017 9:33 PM

 

A San Francisco jury engaged in a gross, outrageous miscarriage and travesty of justice and denied Kate Steinle and her family justice, on November 30th, when they delivered a “not guilty” verdict to her murderer, Garcia Zarate, an illegal alien from Mexico. The integrity of the law was destroyed by this jury nullification, which abandoned facts, reason and the truth, and these jurors sent a clear message to America that a criminal illegal alien’s life was more important than Kate Steinle’s life and those of America’s own sons and daughters.

 

Partly to blame, the Court itself exhibited just how broken our system really is. The five previous deportations of Zarate and his seven previous felonies were left out of the case, even though Ms. Steinle’s murder and Zarate’s illegal alien status had sparked a national debate on the country’s illegal alien problem.

 

However, on the barest facts of the case, the jury should have easily been able to arrive to a “guilty” verdict on involuntary manslaughter, at the very least, unless they held the typical liberal anti-“white privilege”, pro-sanctuary city Democratic Party line of most of the area’s populace. This jury was a cross-section of an area that is thirty-percent foreign born and seemingly 100 percent ignorant of U.S. law, or simply predisposed to dismiss America’s age old shared principles and common national sentiment.

 

Any reasonable person, who has a cogent thought process, would have immediately seen through Zarate’s lies and continuously changing story. If he’d been shooting at a sea lion, as asserted, with the gun he supposedly “found”, the bullet would have been travelling away from Ms. Steinle and the crowded section of Pier 14. If he’d simply stepped on the gun, a weapon the quality of the Sig Sauer P239 would not have discharged on its own, as asserted, nor would it have fired without the trigger being purposely pulled by him, since the Sig would have had anywhere between 4.4 and 10 pounds of trigger pull, depending on its original owner’s preference.

 

A check of the firearm by the Bureau of Land Management in April 2015, three months before the shooting, found it was in perfect working order, which was noted by Assistant District Attorney Diana Garcia. Explaining further, the DA stated: “It’s not the kind of gun that’s going to go off by accident. He knew all along what he was doing.”

 

It’s undisputed that the gun was in Zarate’s possession, and witnesses saw him spinning on a bar chair pointing the gun down the pier. Zarate’s own statement is basically a confession, through his own claim the shooting was an accident, even though he fired towards multitudes of people on the pier that day, without any due caution and circumspection. At the very minimum, this fits the precise definition of “involuntary manslaughter”.

 

It’s also undisputed that Zarate should not have been in America in the first place. If the Sheriff’s Department had turned Zarate over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, as required by federal law, instead of simply releasing him back to San Francisco’s streets, Kate Steinle would be alive today.

 

How could this jury not convict Garcia Zarate, especially with the understanding that Kate Steinle could have been one of their own daughters, and as they witnessed her family’s pain?

 

Jim Steinle said: “We’re just shocked — saddened and shocked … There’s no other way you can coin it. Justice was rendered, but it was not served.”

 

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was quick to say, “I urge the leaders of the nation’s communities to reflect on the outcome of this case and consider carefully the harm they are doing to their citizens by refusing to cooperate with federal law enforcement officers.”

 

One should note, FBI statistics show 67,642 murders in the U.S, from 2005 through 2008 and 115,717 from 2003 through 2009. The General Accounting Office attributes 25,064 of these murders to criminal illegal aliens, which means, by extrapolating the stats, that 3.5 percent of this population in America committed twenty-two percent to thirty-seven percent of all murders in the nation.

 

Ninety-five percent of approximately 1500 outstanding homicide warrants in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens. About 67 percent of LA’s 17,000 outstanding felony warrants are for illegal aliens, and 4.5 million pounds of cocaine worth $72 billion are smuggled across the southern border every year.

 

Kate Steinle was thirty-two years old at the time of her death, blonde and beautiful and already successful in her career. She was also an adventurer and had already traveled overseas to Barcelona, Dubai and South Africa. Just days before her death, Kate had written, “Whatever is good for your soul — do that.”

 

Kate, her father and a family friend were enjoying an outing and taking pictures of birds, boats and each other on Pier 14, in the Embarcadero district, on July 1st 2015, when Zarate’s bullet struck her back and pierced her aorta. As she lay dying in her father’s arms, she gasped her last words, “Dad, help me, help me.”

 

Kate’s vibrant life was taken far too soon, but Zarate gets to rise each day and continue his life to whatever miserable end finally finds him, after he completes a two to three year sentence on the felony weapons charge. He will be returned to Mexico upon release, and that’s not justice.

 

America must force our leaders to fully enforce existing immigration law aimed at halting illegal immigration. No longer should the nation bear any tax burden either for sanctuary cities, that ignore these laws. Detain and deport anyone entering America illegally, regardless of their criminal or innocent intentions, and imprison repeat offenders for enough years to send a message to others and deter them from entering illegally. Build the wall and secure our borders, because Kate Steinle and other Americans murdered by illegal aliens deserve no less.

 

And perhaps, America needs a victim veto set in U.S law, for instances of jury nullification and a defendant’s obvious guilt, so the victim’s family can say: “Judge, I can’t live with this miscarriage of justice. This man murdered my daughter. I cannot possibly let this go unanswered. Let the judge make the final ruling.”

 

As the father of two daughters, in the absence of a punishment that fit the crime, a sense of being avenged and then to witness the criminal go free, without paying any real price, my own outrage would be such, if I were in Jim Steinle’s position, that I would make it a point to kill Zarate upon his release, because a criminal, especially a killer, must face a day of reckoning and receive his due.

 

The death penalty, life or twenty-five years in prison without parole could never redress the harm Zarate’s actions brought to the Steinle Family, but to let him go without finding him guilty of involuntary manslaughter is an intolerable moral violation. If the principles of the U.S. Constitution applied equally to protect victims, as much as the accused, it would be cruel and unusual punishment to deny the victims any real semblance of justice, that accompanies the rightful punishment of those who have done them or their families harm. And, as in this case, justice denied is no justice.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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U.S. Dems and RINOs Shoot Down Kate’s Law


John R. Houk

© October 21, 2015

Senate Democrats and two idiot Republicans prevented the Kate’s Law legislation (HR 3011) from getting to the sixty votes needed to enforce defunding of cities, counties and other locations that refuse to enforce Federal law on criminal illegal aliens.

MAP: 340 sanctuary cities, counties and states

Here is the text of HR 3011 shot down by Democrats committed to illegal aliens even if they are committing crimes beyond illegal immigration:

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3011

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase the penalties applicable to aliens who unlawfully reenter the United States after being removed.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 9, 2015

Mr. Salmon (for himself, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Zinke, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Bridenstine, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Clawson of Florida, Mr. Zeldin, Mr. Gosar, Mr. McClintock, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. Marino, Mr. Ross, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Jody B. Hice of Georgia, Mr. Brat, Mr. Marchant, Mr. Blum, Mr. Brooks of Alabama, Mr. Babin, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Jones, and Mr. Yoho) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase the penalties applicable to aliens who unlawfully reenter the United States after being removed.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the “Establishing Mandatory Minimums for Illegal Reentry Act of 2015” or as “Kate’s Law”.

SEC. 2. INCREASED PENALTIES FOR REENTRY OF REMOVED ALIENS.

Section 276 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1326) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a), in the matter following paragraph (2) by striking “fined under title 18, United States Code, or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both” and inserting “imprisoned not less than 5 years and not more than 6 years”; and

(2) in subsection (b)—

(A) in paragraph (1), by striking “fined under title 18, United States Code, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both” and inserting “imprisoned not less than 5 and not more than 10 years, and may, in addition, be fined under title 18, United States Code”;

(B) in paragraph (2), by striking “fined under such title, imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both” and inserting “imprisoned not less than 5 and not more than 20 years and may, in addition, be fined under such title”; and

(C) in paragraph (4), by striking “fined under title 18, United States Code, imprisoned for not more than 10 years, or both” and inserting “imprisoned for not less than 5 and not more than 10 years and may, in addition, be fined under such title”. (H.R.3011 – Kate’s Law; Primary Sponsors – Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ); List of co-sponsors found HERE; Congress.gov; introduced 7/9/15)

This Senate vote should have been 100 for and zero against Kate’s Law. So YOU have to ask, “What in the devil is the reason ANY legislator would not support a law that protects AMERICAN CITIZENS from foreigners who illegally sneaked into the USA who commit crimes that if an American committed would be thrown in the slammer?

In the November 2016 election, why in the world would any registered AMERICAN voter vote for a Democrat that believes supporting the freedom of foreign criminals is more important than the safety and quality of life of an AMERICAN citizen or a LEGAL immigrant that entered our nation the correct way?

JRH 10/21/15

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See How Your Senators Voted on Sanctuary Cities

 

By Kelsey Harkness

October 20, 2015

The Daily Signal

Senate Democrats blocked legislation that would punish “sanctuary cities” in a 54-45 vote Monday afternoon.

The bill, called the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act, needed to overcome a 60-vote threshold. It would withhold certain federal funding from states or cities that refuse to comply with requests from federal immigration officials to turn over immigrants who are in the country illegally.

Kate’s Law Senate Yeas and Nays

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., introduced the legislation, which includes a provision known as Kate’s Law, named after 32-year-old Kate Steinle, who was fatally shot in San Francisco on July 1. The bill would impose a mandatory minimum jail sentence of five years for illegal immigrants who are convicted of re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony or have three strikes for trying to enter the country illegally.

VIDEO: Vitter Urges Colleagues to Support Today’s Sanctuary Cities Vote

 

Published by Senator David Vitter

Published on Oct 20, 2015

Today, U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) spoke on the Senate floor urging his colleagues to support his legislation, the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act, which would withhold certain federal funding from sanctuary states or cities that fail to comply with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued detainer requests for illegal aliens. The bill would redirect these funds to states and localities that follow the law.

Vitter has been pushing to defund sanctuary cities since 2007, when he served as chairman of the Border Security Caucus.

Sanctuary policies vary from state to state, but they generally prevent local authorities from cooperating with federal immigration officers, allowing those localities to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation. There are currently 340 sanctuary cities in the United States, according to the Center for Immigration Studies.

The issue of sanctuary cities gained national attention when Steinle was killed this summer by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an illegal immigrant who had seven prior felony convictions in the U.S. and had been deported to Mexico five separate times. He was released from a San Francisco jail in April under a city law barring the jail’s deputies from informing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement of his release, despite the agency’s previous notification request.

Opponents of the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act question the taxpayer cost of implementing mandatory minimums at a time when Congress is working to reform the criminal justice system. Some, including Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., even mocked the legislation, calling it the “Donald Trump Act.”

“This Donald Trump Act was designed to demonize immigrants and spread the myth that they are criminals and threats to the public,” Reid said on Monday.

During his bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, Trump highlighted Steinle’s death as an example of why the country needs stricter immigration policies.

In July, the White House issued a veto threat on similar legislation that passed in the House, saying the measure “undermines current administration efforts to remove the most dangerous convicted criminals.”

Earlier this month, the Center for Immigration Studies, an organization that supports reduced immigration, identified the 340 cities, counties, and states that are considered sanctuary locations.

[Blog Editor: The Daily Signal inserted the CIS map on sanctuary locations at this point that I used above.]

A government report commissioned for Congress by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement found that sanctuary cities released more than 9,000 illegal immigrants whom federal authorities were seeking to deport between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, 2014. As of last year, 69 percent of those were still at large in the United States.

Of those still at large, 1,377 had another criminal arrest that resulted in the detainer. Of the 6,460 criminal aliens who were still at large during the time period studied, 3,802 (58 percent) had prior felonies or violent misdemeanors.

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Deadly Consequences


Using Kate Steinle as a starting point, Justin Smith lays out some villainous acts committed by illegal aliens in America.

JRH 7/13/15

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Deadly Consequences

By Justin O. Smith

Sent: 7/10/2015 9:56 PM

Kate Steinle’s murder was one terrible tragedy in a sea of thousands that are committed each year by criminal illegal aliens, who are too often gang members. And her death is especially sad and tragic, because it was so unnecessary and preventable, if only San Francisco had not been a sanctuary city, allowing illegals to come and go as they pleased; Kate’s murderer had already been deported five previous times.

In the days that followed, the Associated Press reported on several more murders by illegal aliens: On July 2nd, Traci Lemley and Jeremy Carrico were murdered in San Antonio, TX by the Mexican Mafia; Jose Valenzuela was charged with the murders of Michael Carrecia and his wife; on July 3rd, Juan Ramirez, an illegal alien in Washington state, was charged with the murder of an 18 year old young lady and her baby boy, setting them on fire; on July 4th, a Haitian “voodoo priest” was arrested for child rape in Florida.

And, while individual murders are a horror unto themselves, there also is an evident national security concern regarding Islamic illegal aliens, such as Mohamed Mamdouh, who plotted to detonate explosives in Manhattan synagogues in 2011. He subsequently pleaded guilty to three charges and received a five year prison sentence.

In 2009, Steve Camarota, from the Center for Immigration Studies, found that 22% of felons in Maricopa County, Arizona were illegal aliens. He also observed that 43 of the 76 fugitive murders most wanted by the FBI were foreign born at the time.

As Judicial Watch reported in 2014, 61,529 criminal cases were initiated by federal prosecutors, with 40% or 24,746 having been filed in court districts near the Mexican border. 12,123 were violent crimes.

Statistics from the state of California show that 95% of murder warrants in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens. 75% of the people on Los Angele’s most wanted list are illegal aliens. 25% of all California’s prisoners are Mexican nationals here illegally; and on a related note, 29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens. [Potential Source Confirmation HERE and HERE]

In 2010, New York state prisons held more than 4,000 inmates from ten Latin American and Caribbean nations and fewer than 150 from Western European nations.

These statistics should not surprise anyone, since Hispanics now outnumber whites in California and New Mexico. Hispanics are now the largest minority group in 21 other states, including New York, Massachusetts, Texas, Oregon and Wyoming.

A great deal of our current crisis centering on illegal aliens stems from a lack of political will to catch and deport the illegals in Progressive majority states, and while past administrations have been less than diligent in this regard, the Obama administration has laid out the welcome mat for illegal aliens. His lead has indicated to sanctuary cities like San Francisco that they can facilitate catch and release as policy and refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

The Center for Immigration Studies released a map, on July 8th, of more than 200 sanctuary cities that span the U.S. These areas maintain policies, regulations, executive orders and laws they use to rebuff federal immigration law enforcement authorities and federal law, that authorizes U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to administratively deport illegal aliens without seeking criminal warrants or convictions from any court.

[CIS Sanctuary City Map]

Jessica Vaughn, CIS director of policy studies, said the number of sanctuary cities “might be closer to 300”, if one includes jurisdictions that provide welfare benefits, public housing, driver’s licenses or municipal ID cards.

The list of sanctuary cities includes Miami, FL _ Ann Arbor and Detroit, MI _ Denver, Fort Collins and Durango, CO _ Northampton, Springfield and Chelsea, MA _ and Phoenix, Mesa and Tucson, AZ. Virtually every major city in California, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon and Texas are included, along with, of all places, Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Washington, D.C.

It is surreal to now witness Hillary Clinton and Senators Barbara Boxer (CA) and Dianne Feinstein (CA) joining Donald Trump and other Republicans in condemnation of sanctuary policies. They have staunchly defended the right of cities to implement these catch-and-release policies in the past. And now, in a fit of hypocrisy, Sen. Feinstein recently stated, “The tragic death of MS Steinle could have been avoided if the Sheriff’s Department had notified ICE prior to the release of Sanchez, which would have allowed ICE to remove him from the country.”

MS Kathryn Steinle would still be alive today, if only the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department had done the right thing and called ICE. They didn’t need a warrant for pot or anything else in order to make that call and hold Sanchez until ICE could assume custody. All they needed was the fact that he crossed our border illegally. One phone call and Jim Steinle would be hugging a living, breathing young lady, rather than having to bury her on July 9th.

When questioned by an NBC Bay Area reporter, about San Francisco’s sanctuary policies and whether or not Mayor Ed Lee and San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi bore some responsibility for her daughter Kate’s death, Liz Sullivan said, “It would have been so much better if he [Sanchez] were gone. Absolutely.”

Now, Mayor Ed Lee, who championed San Francisco’s sanctuary ordinance when it was introduced in 2013, is bowing to the pressure, stating on Wednesday (the 8th) that he would speak to federal officials about participating in a new Obama administration deportation program.

[Blog Editor: I hate doing this to the flow of Justin’s erudite flow of Obama’s horrific agenda with illegal aliens in the USA, but I did some reading in conjunction SF Mayor Ed Lee would revise SF’s sanctuary city policy to participate in the “new Obama administration deportation program.” The Mayor’s so-called new direction will provide little comfort to the victims of illegal alien committed crimes. Check out these excerpts to show my point:

A series of legal setbacks have halted the government’s intensive preparations to move forward with President Obama’s executive actions shielding millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, even as community organizations continue a rapid push to get ready for the programs, according to U.S. officials and immigrant advocacy groups.

Since a federal judge first blocked the new programs in February, the Department of Homeland Security has suspended plans to ….

Yet inside and outside the Beltway, community groups are mobilizing, educating immigrants and training volunteers to help them apply for relief, even though it remains unclear whether the program will ever begin. Most recently, a foundation headed by billionaire George Soros, undaunted by the court rulings, pledged at least $8 million to that effort.

Obama announced in November that up to 5 million illegal immigrants would be eligible to be shielded from deportation — including undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents — as long as they met certain criteria. … (Obama administration stops work on immigrant program; By Jerry Markon; WaPo; 6/7/15)

And from Allen West:

Within the past month, we’ve brought to your attention the release of some 3,700 “Threat Level One” illegal immigrants. We also shared — on Fox News’ “On the Record” with Greta von Susteren — the case of some 121 released illegal immigrants who’ve committed murders. … Now we learn even more about the fundamental transformation of America — perhaps we should be less concerned about n-words and Confederate flags.

As reported by the Washington Times:

The administration has ordered agents to begin ignoring many of the illegal immigrants they encounter in prisons and jails, as President Obama begins to implement a lesser-known part of his deportation amnesty policy — though his program isn’t sitting well with either side of the immigration debate.

In a nod to so-called sanctuary cities, the president’s policy prohibits U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents from targeting most illegal immigrants for deportation, including most of those who come into contact with state and local police.

Agents can still troll jails and prisons, but are told to no longer go after illegal immigrants with offenses such as drug possession, theft or fraud if it involved stealing an identity to try to further their unlawful presences in the U.S., according to details of the policy released Tuesday by the House Judiciary Committee.

First of all, President Obama’s claim that criminal illegal immigrants would be priority for deportations appears to be false. Secondly, any city or county not complying with our constitutional republic’s rule of law shouldn’t receive federal funding. It’s unconscionable that we have these violations of our statutes — …

Even some illegal immigrants who’ve been charged with serious felonies but are released by local authorities won’t be picked up by immigration agents until they’re actually convicted, the committee said.

Here’s what happens under Obama’s Priority Enforcement Program (PEP):

Under the program, agents will ignore many of the illegal immigrants they encounter and will change the type of cooperation they request from state and local police. Agents generally won’t ask a department to hold an immigrant who otherwise would be released, but instead will ask to be notified so they can be on hand for the release and have the immigrant transferred.

In limited instances, agents will still issue detainer requests, but will have to assert probable cause so police have a reason to detain people beyond their normal release dates.

“ICE will only seek transfer of individuals in state and local custody in specific, limited circumstances. ICE will only issue a detainer where an individual fits within DHS’s narrower enforcement priorities and ICE has probable cause that the individual is removable,” the agency said in a brochure describing the program. “In many cases, rather than issue a detainer, ICE will instead request notification (at least 48 hours, if possible) of when an individual is to be released. ICE will use this time to determine whether there is probable cause to conclude that the individual is removable.” (How come nobody seems to care about Obama’s latest illegal immigration move? By Allen West; AllenBWest.com; 6/24/15)

Hmm… Mayor Ed Lee, I can’t see how participating in the “new Obama administration deportation program” would have prevented the murder of Kate Steinle by illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez with a criminal past would have been prevented.]

 

Donald Trump is absolutely right when he states: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best … They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems to us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

Americans must demand an end to sanctuary cities and the catch-and-release policies that have such deadly consequences. Americans must demand an end to Obama’s open borders policies that come with too high a cost. Americans must demand the enforcement of existing immigration laws and the deportation of those caught here illegally. Americans must demand secure borders and a stop to the murders of our innocent citizens like Kate Steinle, whose family will love her and sorely miss her from this day on.

By Justin O Smith

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