"Sanctuary city" is a euphemism for the local and state nullification of federal law.* A
sanctuary city is a place where illegal aliens can acquire political asylum, regardless of any laws they have broken to get there. The 21st century implementation
of this idea seems to have originated in California.
How's that working out? Not too well, considering the recent surge in violent crimes committed by illegal aliens,
and the use of "anchor babies" to enable everyone in an extended family to gain admission to this country.
Immigration in general
The byproducts of liberalism
Lies about immigration
Welfare programs attract illegal immigrants
pastor offers church as sanctuary to undocumented immigrants during ICE raids. A New Jersey pastor is offering
his church to undocumented immigrants who face possible deportations during U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
raids. The Reformed Church of Highland Park is the ultimate sanctuary church. Its pastor, Reverend Seth Kaper-Dale,
is a well-known immigrant and refugee advocate who is now running for governor of New Jersey on the Green Party line.
Cities Could See Their Transportation Projects Caught In The Crossfire. There are penalties for violating
federal law on a subject that the federal government is tasked with per the Constitution. [...] Leftists claim to love the
federal government, yet, when federal law goes against their predilection for illegal aliens, even those who are stone cold
felons such as child molestation, they want to defy the federal government.
TX advances bill to fine, defund 'sanctuary' campuses.
A bill working its way through the Texas General Assembly would force campus police departments to comply with federal immigration law or lose
state funding. Refusal to cooperate with immigration enforcement agencies would result in fines of up to $25,500 as well as the
automatic loss of state grant funds for the next fiscal year. The measure comes shortly after Gov. Greg Abbott vowed to cut funding
for any state campus that adopted sanctuary status, and is considered likely to reach his desk in the near future.
Voters Support Punishing 'Sanctuary Cities,' Deporting Criminal Illegal Immigrants. A poll conducted for the
non-profit Secure America Now has found that Hispanic voters support prioritizing the deportation of criminal illegal
immigrants and punishing the cities that do not turn in undocumented immigrants, according to the Washington Examiner.
The poll, which was conducted by Republican research firm McLaughlin & Associates, reported that 59 percent of voters
approve of cutting off funding to sanctuary cities, while 29 percent disapprove. When looking at respondents more
specifically, the survey found that 46 percent of Hispanic voters support cutting off funding to sanctuary cities, compared
to 43 percent who oppose the move. When it came to deporting criminal illegal immigrants, the survey found larger
margins of support.
Map: Sanctuary Cities, Counties, and States.
Sanctuary Cities Continue to Obstruct Enforcement, Threaten Public Safety.
commission votes to end county's 'sanctuary' status. The Miami-Dade County Commission rejected emotional pleas
from residents Friday and voted to become the first county in the nation to drop its "sanctuary" status by agreeing to fully
cooperate with federal immigration officials. The commission voted 9-3 to adopt the resolution, citing worries about
President Trump's threat to withhold federal funding from communities that refuse to cooperate with federal agents seeking to
deport undocumented immigrants. The vote was particularly significant given Miami-Dade's mostly immigrant population,
earning it the informal title of the capital of Latin America.
Say Sanctuary City Policies Do Not Increase Cooperation Between Illegal Aliens and Local Police. Several
sheriffs across the country have spoken out against the idea that sanctuary city policies give illegal aliens more confidence
to work with local law enforcement. Sanctuary city advocates claim that many illegal aliens will not report crimes,
even if they are the victims, because they are afraid their illegal status will be discovered and they will be
deported. "I've not even seen anecdotal evidence," National Sheriffs' Association executive director, Jonathan
Thompson, told the Washington Examiner. "The sad thing is that [this claim] suggests that people here are aware of
criminal activity and are not reporting it. We have to give them specific dispensation so that they're reporting crimes?"
Trump's order in limbo, states take action against sanctuary cities. With the future of President Trump's order
withholding federal funds to "sanctuary cities" unclear, states are stepping up to take punitive action against cities that
are making themselves havens for illegal immigrants. Already, some state funds have been withheld for recalcitrant
municipalities, and more pressure is coming fast.
cities cave in face of Trump's funding threats. Several towns, cities and counties around the nation are caving
to President Trump's threat to pull funding, and abandoning their "sanctuary" pledges to shield illegal immigrants from
federal authorities. Dayton, Ohio, dropped a policy that restricted the city's cooperation with immigration officials
pursuing illegal immigrants arrested for misdemeanors or felony property crimes, according to the Dayton Daily News.
Police Chief Richard Biehl said federal authorities will no longer be impeded by the city when pursuing illegal immigrants
being held by his department. Other communities that have dropped policies of shielding illegal immigrant suspects from
Immigration and Customs Enforcement include Miami-Dade and Dayton, are Saratoga, N.Y., Finney County, Kan., and Bedford,
Penn., according to The Center for Immigration Studies, which keeps a list of sanctuary communities.
Sanctuary Cities Will Pay for the Wall. Democrats — using their traditional, Barney Frank-level of
hypocritical lying — have suddenly claimed they're worried about the debt. That's after eight years of
spending that made Caligula look like Scrooge. Their faux concern: paying a few billion dollars for a security
wall. Never mind that building the wall would save Americans countless hundreds of billions on handouts to illegals.
That's called a "return on investment", a concept as foreign to the Democrat Party as, say, learning from history.
States May Become Sanctuary States. This must be what it felt like in the days leading up to the Civil War. States
are officially refusing to enforce federal law, in ostentatious displays of sedition that stop just short of firing on Fort Sumter:
["]Democrats who dominate the state Assembly passed a bill Monday [2/6/2017] that would make New York a "sanctuary state," and
members are poised to again pass legislation that would open tuition assistance programs to undocumented students.["] Forcing
taxpayers to give money to people who are in the country illegally rubs salt in the wounds of the last sane people who haven't escaped
from New York. Fortunately, this bill is likely to get killed by the State Senate.
states move to block sanctuary cities after Trump order. Amid protests over President Trump's executive order
aiming to block federal funding to so-called sanctuary cities, Republican legislators across the country are moving to deny
their own funding to cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities. The Texas state Senate on
Wednesday passed a measure to block state funding to cities in which law enforcement officials disregard federal immigration
laws. The measure would require police agencies to hold anyone in custody until U.S. Customs and Immigration
Enforcement is able to verify their immigration status, or risk losing state funding.
Rulings Continue Democrats' Strategy to Collect Votes. The Democratic Party has a 200-year history of activism with regard to defying federal law
in order to control the movement of people. [...] The state actions to create and preserve sanctuary cities are then best understood as an exercise of rebellion against
federal law. This trend first began in the 1820s when John C. Calhoun and other politicians in the Southern slave-holding states defied the rising sentiment
that slaves who entered free states could no longer be held as slaves. This fight eventually led to the Civil War.
Park mayor declares borough immigrant sanctuary. Syrian-born Mayor Mohamed T Khairullah signed an executive
order Friday [2/3/2017] declaring the borough a sanctuary for immigrants. The order signed Friday allows equal
protection treatment for all borough residents, regardless of immigration status. The move comes one week after
President Donald Trump signed an executive order barring refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries, including Syria,
from entering into the U.S.
rally to support sanctuary cities. Immigrant youths and business owners are rallying in Somerville following
President Donald Trump's moves to crack down on illegal immigration.
Republican Wants To Let Crime Victims Sue Politicians For Sanctuary City Policies. A Colorado state
representative announced a bill Monday that would allow victims of certain crimes committed by illegal immigrants to sue
state and local politicians who defy federal immigration authorities seeking to enforce the law, multiple news outlets are
reporting. Republican state Rep. Dave Williams, who is Hispanic, said he wants to strip the "immunity" from
Democratic politicians who "place Coloradans in danger because of the sanctuary city policies that they created and continue
to implement," the Denver Post reported.
Sanctuary Cities Received $27 Billion From Feds Each Year. Sanctuary cities receive over $27 billion each year
from the federal government, giving President Donald Trump significant leverage over cities such as New York and San Francisco to
enforce immigration law, according to a new report. OpenTheBooks.com identified 106 sanctuary cities in the United States in
their oversight report, released Friday [2/3/2017]. In all, cities that ignore federal law by harboring illegal
immigrants are receiving $27.741 billion in grants and direct payments in fiscal year 2016.
of Sanctuary Cities. There are an estimated 300 or so jurisdictions — entire states, counties,
cities, and municipalities — that since the early 1980s have enacted "sanctuary city" laws, forbidding full
enforcement of federal immigration law within their jurisdictions. Most of these entities are controlled by Democrats
in general and liberals in particular. Sanctuary officials feel that federal enforcement of the southern border is
either unnecessary or immoral, and thus they have decided that there is no real crime in entering and residing in the United
States unlawfully. While the majority of illegal aliens are no doubt law-abiding and have avoided public dependence,
the pool of unlawful immigrants is so large at over 11 million that even small percentages of lawbreakers can translate into
hundreds of thousands of criminal aliens. The liberal Migration Policy Institute conceded that there are over 800,000
illegal aliens with criminal records, nearly 700,000 of them with felony arrest records. Those numbers, of course,
reflect only those who have been arrested and faced trial, not the unknown number who have committed crimes without being
apprehended or charged.
a Sanctuary City. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently pledged that "Chicago will always be a sanctuary city."
Perhaps the mayor could take time from his busy schedule of photo-ops and speechifying to investigate some of the root causes
for rampant (and record-setting) gang violence in his city. In January alone, 51 people have been murdered and 246
wounded in what are predominantly a running series of gang conflicts. Last year, nearly 800 people were murdered in
the city and roughly 5,000 wounded. In fact, I'm guessing any real investigation would quickly reveal a significant element
of these gangs are dominated by illegal aliens, from MS-13 to the Latin Kings and everything in between.
Over 300 Sanctuary Cities Are Costing State and Local Taxpayers over $7,000,000,000 Annually. President Trump
this week signed an executive order declaring war on so-called sanctuary cities. Agencies within the United States
Government will begin withholding federal grant funds from those cities, and additional actions to enforce federal
immigration law will be taken soon. Unlike Obama, President Trump is not trying to making new laws by executive
decree. In his Executive Order, the president is only reminding mayors and governors of existing federal law
dating to 1996.
Drunk driving by illegal alien could be 'a very minor offense'. How far will the mayor of a sanctuary city like
New York go to shield illegal aliens from deportation who break the law? If the offense is "minor," the illegal should
be protected from the feds, says New York mayor Bill de Blasio. That includes grand larceny and drunk driving.
to CNN: It's OK to shield undocumented drunk drivers. New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio told CNN's Jake Tapper that it is
OK to shield undocumented immigrants who drive drunk from federal authorities if it does not "lead to any other negative outcome."
about traffic accidents involving illegal aliens.
first to accept Trump's call to end sanctuary cities. One of America's biggest metropolitan areas has submitted
to President Trump's call for an end "sanctuary cities" — as the Mayor of Miami-Dade County has ordered his jails
to comply with requests from federal immigration officials, according to a report. Mayor Carlos Gimenez said he made
the move for fear of Trump's executive order threatening to cut funds to "sanctuary cities," according to the Miami Herald.
"In light of the provisions of the Executive Order, I direct you and your staff to honor all immigration detainer requests
received from the Department of Homeland Security," Gimenez wrote to one of his top jail executives, the report said.
Jails to Send People to Immigration Officials. Miami-Dade County's mayor has instructed jail officials to honor
all immigration detainer requests a day after President Donald Trump signed an executive order that would strip federal funding
from sanctuary cities. Mayor Carlos Gimenez sent a memo to the county's corrections director Thursday [1/26/2017] saying jails
should hold undocumented immigrants detained by police and turn them over to the Department of Homeland Security when requested.
Ed Henry Battles Guest Over Sanctuary Cities. While filling in as host on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Fox News' Ed Henry
tussled with his guest, immigration attorney Francisco Hernandez, over sanctuary cities and Hernandez's contention that they don't
exist. Yesterday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order targeting sanctuary cities. According to Hernandez, it
is "political fiction" because the federal government doesn't need local cooperation to go into a jail and take any illegal immigrant
they want. Henry proceeded to show Hernandez a map of sanctuary cities which Hernandez dismissed, saying that "you can put pins
on a map, it doesn't matter." [Video clip]
Trump order, Emanuel says Chicago will remain sanctuary city. The increasingly strained relationship between
Chicago and the new president took yet another turn today as Mayor Rahm Emanuel signaled what amounts to a policy of passive
resistance to some of Donald Trump's actions. At a news conference, Emanuel said Chicago "is going to stay a sanctuary
city" for immigrants who enter the city illegally and argued it would be "antithetical" to send in the National Guard or
federal agents to secure the city's streets.
Becomes Ground Zero For Sanctuary City Battle As Texas Governor Vows To Cut State Funding. Late last week,
according to the Austin American-Statesman, the newly elected sheriff of Travis County, Texas, Sally Hernandez, vowed to
limit cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials saying that she would only honor immigration holds
for suspects booked into the Travis County Jail on charges of capital murder, aggravated sexual assault and "continuous
smuggling of persons".
Mayor Lee stands up to Trump, says city remains a sanctuary. Mayor Ed Lee said Wednesday that San Francisco
will not allow its immigrant residents "to live in fear" and affirmed the city's 27-year-old sanctuary city policy, one hour
after President Trump announced a crackdown on immigrants living in the country without permission and promising to cut
federal funding to sanctuary cities. "I am here today to say we are still a sanctuary city," Lee said Wednesday at a
City Hall news conference after Trump signed executive orders at the White House. "We stand by our sanctuary city
because we want everybody to feel safe and utilize the services they deserve, including education and health care. ... It is my
obligation to keep our city united, keep it strong ... crime doesn't know documentation. Disease doesn't know documentation."
eviscerates Obama's immigration policy in two executive orders. With a couple of strokes of his pen, President
Trump wiped out almost all of President Obama's immigration policies on Wednesday, laying the groundwork for his signature
wall along the Mexican border, unleashing immigration agents to enforce the law and punishing "sanctuary cities" that try to
defy federal law and thwart his deportation surge. Left untouched, for now, is Mr. Obama's 2012 deportation
amnesty that is shielding more than 750,000 Dreamers. But most of Mr. Obama's other policies, including his
"priorities" list that protected almost all illegal immigrants from deportation, are now gone.
Nullification Crisis Erupts Over Immigration And Sanctuary Cities. Watch out, New York, where Attorney General Eric
Schneiderman has been cruising for a bruising. The day before Trump was sworn in, the left-wing lawman circulated to cities
guidance on how to dodge federal immigration enforcement. "Public safety relies on trust between law enforcement and the
communities they serve," Mr. Schneiderman said. "No local law enforcement agency should have to undercut that trust just
to carry out Donald Trump's draconian immigration policies." Mr. Schneiderman provided a whole rigmarole on how cities
in our state don't have to pitch in to help enforce these laws, except in the narrowest circumstances. What a cynical maneuver
against our democracy — and in the middle of a war. Nor is Mr. Schneiderman alone. It turns out that left-wing
politicians across the land are maneuvering for a confrontation with the federal government over the tough new line on illegal
immigration the voters asked for in November.
creates name-and-shame list to embarrass sanctuary cities. President Trump on Wednesday [1/25/2017] ordered the Homeland
Security Department to begin releasing a name-and-shame list of sanctuary cities, listing the specific crimes such as murder or robbery
committed by those who have been released back into their communities under the sanctuary policies. That was one of a number of
less-noticed but potentially far-reaching moves tucked inside two new executive orders erasing decades of previous immigration enforcement
policy and replacing it with the Trump plan, which calls for aggressive enforcement of existing laws.
Gov. Abbott threatens to oust officials who promote sanctuary cities. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is
vowing to pursue legislation to "remove from office" any official who promotes sanctuary cities — potentially
raising the stakes for local sheriffs and mayors who defy federal law. The proposal also could set up a legal showdown
between local and state officials in the Lone Star State. Abbott announced the legislation in an interview Wednesday [1/25/2017]
with "Fox & Friends," saying he and fellow Republicans in the Texas legislature are working to ban sanctuary cities and impose
financial and criminal penalties on officials who fail to comply.
Mayor: 'We will go to court immediately' if funding halted over 'sanctuary city' executive order. New York City
Mayor Bill de Blasio said his city will use the courts to fight President Donald Trump's executive order to block federal
funding going to "sanctuary cities," following executive action Trump announced Wednesday. "We think it's very
susceptible to legal challenge," he told CNN's Alisyn Camerota Thursday on "New Day." "If they make an attempt to
pull that money, it will be from NYPD, from security funding to fight terrorism."
signs executive orders authorizing work on Mexico border wall, withholding funds for 'sanctuary cities'.
President Trump signed an executive order to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and will sign another banning some
Muslim immigrants from entering the country — setting off a wave of protests in New York and elsewhere.
Trump's order Wednesday paving the way for construction of the wall is the first in a series of steps he says will stem
illegal immigration and strengthen national security.
to sign executive orders enabling construction of proposed border wall and targeting sanctuary cities.
President Trump plans to sign executive orders Wednesday [1/25/2017] enabling construction of his proposed wall on the
U.S.-Mexico border and targeting cities where local leaders refuse to hand over illegal immigrants for deportation, according
to White House officials familiar with the decisions. The actions, part of a multi-day focus on immigration, are among
an array of sweeping and immediate changes to the nation's immigration system under consideration by the new president.
The moves represent Trump's first effort to deliver on perhaps the signature issue that drove his presidential campaign:
his belief that illegal immigration is out of control and threatening the country's safety and security.
74% of Californians
Want to End Sanctuary Cities. You'd never know that listening to immigration activists. You'd think a
majority of Californians support sanctuary cities. You would be wrong.
Suburb Protests Becoming Sanctuary City. Protests erupted both outside and inside a city council meeting in
suburban Boston Wednesday night as local officials heard public comments about how police there has treated undocumented
immigrants. People gathered outside of city hall with picket signs demonstrating against the prospect of the tony
Massachusetts town of Newton becoming a so-called sanctuary city, where the local law enforcement does not coordinate with
federal authorities to deport illegal immigrants. The scenes were documented on social media by a local journalist
named John Hilliard. Some of the protesters in and outside of city hall could be seen holding signs that read "NO
SANCTUARY CITY" as well as American flags. The group inside city hall chambers were issued a warning after they booed a
representative from the American Civil Liberties Union, which has opposed the federal legislation called the "Stop Dangerous
Sanctuary Cities Act."
looks to punish 'sanctuary campus' colleges that protect illegal immigrants. Forget sanctuary cities: The
next heated congressional battle on immigration could be over "sanctuary campuses" — the dozens of colleges and
universities that say they will resist any cooperation with federal immigration agents, unless they are forced to by
law. Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican, introduced legislation this month to do just that, saying Congress
should strip schools of billions of dollars in federal financial aid unless they start cooperating with authorities.
victim handed over to immigration agents sues SF. A car-theft victim who sought help from San Francisco police
only to end up in federal immigration custody for two months filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday [1/17/2017] against the city, the Police
Department and the Sheriff's Department for violating the sanctuary city ordinance. Pedro Figueroa Zarceno, a 32-year-old
Mission District resident, says officials breached the ordinance and his right to due process by alerting U.S. Immigration and
Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, when he went to retrieve a police report about his stolen car at Southern Police Station
on Dec. 2, 2015.
Picky-Choosey Attitude to Complying with Federal Immigration Laws. California, the would-be renegade state that
has declared itself a statewide sanctuary for illegal aliens, has hired former Attorney General Eric Holder to "defend" it
against expected actions from the incoming Trump administration (such as, presumably, withholding federal funds for its
sanctuary status); and has a referendum petition circulating that would direct it to secede from the Union. Yet the
state finally has found an immigration-related law that it can love.
DHS Finally Takes
Action Against Calif. Visa Mill. It has taken years, but finally the Department of Homeland Security has
taken action against Herguan University, the Sunnyvale, Calif., visa mill that extended numerous F-1 visas to "students" who
really did not want to study; they wanted admission to the United States and a chance to work here. It was an
institution designed to facilitate breaking immigration law.
Alien Rapes 5-Year-Old Girl In 'Sanctuary State' California. The entire basis for the liberal claim that Donald
Trump is a racist stems from from his announcement to run for president. Back in 2015 Trump promised he would put an
end to illegal immigration and said that some illegal aliens are rapists. Hillary Clinton and the willing liberal media
twisted this true statement into a false allegation that Trump called all immigrants, especially Latino ones, criminals.
The reality is that Trump only called some illegals rapists and part of that reality is that he was 100% correct.
Napolitano Triples, Quadruples Down On Supporting Illegal Aliens. University of California President Janet Napolitano has
tripled down on her support for illegal aliens in the United States. She has also openly challenged the incoming Trump
Administration on the policy of deporting illegal aliens. In a recent speech Napolitano stated that the University of
California system supports illegal alien students and will provide them with millions of dollars in financial aid.
Texas governor pledges to sign
anti-sanctuary bill. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he expects the Legislature to pass an anti-sanctuary city
bill this year, opening a new front in the battle over "local control." Weighing in on the intensifying national
immigration debate, the Republican governor pledged to sign Senate Bill 4, which would require municipalities to enforce
migrant detainers at local jails and withhold state grants if they don't comply. "I will work with the Legislature to
compel government bodies and employees to live up to their oath of office," Abbott declared.
Steinle's parents get OK to sue feds, but SF cleared. The parents of Kathryn Steinle, who was shot to death on a San
Francisco pier in July 2015 by an immigrant with a record of deportations, can sue the federal government for negligence because a
ranger allegedly left the gun used in the shooting in his unlocked car, a federal magistrate ruled Friday [1/6/2017]. U.S.
Magistrate Joseph Spero dismissed the parents' claims against the city of San Francisco, which had released Juan Francisco
Lopez-Sanchez from custody less than three months before the shooting without notifying immigration authorities. But
Spero said the parents may be able to prove that the federal government was at fault for Steinle's death because its employee's
apparent carelessness led to the shooting.
Cities Demand 11th Hour Executive Orders Against Trump. In an open letter to President Barack Obama, New York
Mayor Bill de Blasio and 30 other "sanctuary city" leaders across the country asked for further protections for illegal
immigrants before President-Elect Donald Trump takes office. Pro-illegal immigration advocates with the Cities for
Action organization helped orchestrate the letter demanding more sanctuary city-like policies for migrants, with Chicago
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney also signing off on the missive,
according to the Observer.
City Mayors Urge Obama to Take Last-Minute Steps to Shield the Undocumented. Mayor Bill de Blasio and 30 other
city and county leaders released an open letter to President Barack Obama today, calling on him to extend executive
protections for undocumented immigrants in the final weeks before President-elect Donald Trump assumes the Oval Office.
The missive was a collective effort of the Cities for Action coalition, a group of pro-immigration reform municipal leaders
that also includes Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. It expended several paragraphs praising the president for his controversial unilateral
actions easing deportation enforcement — particularly the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which
shields individuals entered the country without proper paperwork as minors.
looms between Trump administration, sanctuary cities. As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office,
a major showdown looms between his administration and cities across the country over one of his hallmark campaign issues:
illegal immigration. At the Southern border, agents are on pace to apprehend almost 600,000 illegal immigrants, the
highest number in eight years. The surge is coming largely from Central American migrants, far outpacing those from
Mexico. "They're mobilizing because they don't know what tomorrow will bring, but know today they can cross," said
Chris Cabrera, of the National Border Patrol Council.
Broke Cities and States Pour Money into Illegal Immigrant Defense Funds. The Trump administration had better be
prepared for a fight, as cities and states across the country are already preparing what they are calling, "Immigration
Defense Funds." Cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago, as well as the States of California and New York
intend to flood these "funds" with tens of millions of dollars — money which none of them have.
L.A. city and
county creating $10-million legal defense fund for immigrants facing deportation under Trump. Los Angeles city
and county leaders on Monday [12/19/2016] unveiled a $10-million fund to provide legal assistance for residents facing
deportation, the region's boldest move yet as it prepares for an expected crackdown on illegal immigration by Donald
Trump. If approved by lawmakers, Los Angeles' two top government agencies could find themselves in the position of
using public funds to challenge policies sought by the White House and Republican Congress.
Map: Sanctuary Cities, Counties, and States.
Sanctuary jurisdictions remain a significant public safety problem throughout the country. About 300 jurisdictions have
been identified by ICE as having a policy that is non-cooperative and obstructs immigration enforcement (as of September
2015). The number of cities has remained relatively unchanged since our last update in August 2016, as some new sanctuary
jurisdictions have been added and few jurisdictions have reversed their sanctuary policies. Over the 19-month period
from January 1, 2014, to September 30, 2015, more than 17,000 detainers were rejected by these jurisdictions.
Of these, about 11,800 detainers, or 68 percent, were issued for individuals with a prior criminal history.
The Original List of Sanctuary Cities, USA.
Generally, sanctuary policies instruct local or state government employees not to notify the federal government of the presence
of illegal aliens living in or passing through their communities, counties, or states. These policies may also blur the
legal distinction between legal resident aliens and illegal aliens, so illegal aliens can have access to the same taxpayer funded
programs and benefits available to legal permanent resident aliens. Sanctuary policies exist in two forms, formal and
informal (de facto). A formal sanctuary policy is a written policy enacted a local government body in the form of
a resolution, ordinance, or administrative action — general or special orders, or departmental policies.
Formal sanctuary cities are the easiest to identify because these sanctuary policies are in writing and are subject to
public records requests by citizens and the press.
York Is Super Proud To Be A Sanctuary City. [Scroll down] Here's a bold solution: The GOP Congress
should remove federal funding for sanctuary cities for law enforcement, and President Trump should invite all illegals to
move to the sanctuary cities. He should say "if you're there, we won't come after you." Federal law enforcement
should refuse to investigate crimes in the sanctuary cities. And, as crime explodes, as the city budgets explode, as
urban blight increases, as urban poverty increases, as the cities become run down and trash ridden, moving towards Mogadishu
status, we'll all laugh and laugh and laugh.
Armed with $100 Million in Sanctuary City Leverage. The Center for Immigration Studies estimates that there are
more than 300 sanctuary jurisdictions, defined as cities, counties, and states that impede federal efforts to enforce
immigration laws. Jessica Vaughan said the Trump administration can reverse most of those policies through a
"combination of carrots and sticks." Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Washington-based think tank, said the
most obvious step — one promised repeatedly by Trump on the campaign trail — is to cut off funding for
renegade jurisdictions. But she said many jurisdictions have adopted policies based on confusion and fear of litigation
by immigration advocacy groups.
cities: The costs to taxpayers. The ensuing and seemingly inconceivable basis surrounding the "Sanctuary
City" concept is being hotly debated, and one perspective not being discussed has far-reaching economic consequences:
Liability and costs to taxpayers. Simply, each Sanctuary City opening up its municipal borders, effectively granting
amnesty to those who have crossed national borders illegally, is tantamount to willingly inviting culpability and, hence,
accepting liability. Lawsuits alleging government accountability and liability have already surfaced, one having been
filed in a 2015 San Francisco incident.
University Professors Demand "Sanctuary Campus" to Shield Illegal Aliens. Comparing immigration enforcement to
"fugitive slave laws," professors at a taxpayer-funded university in south Florida are demanding that the school protect
illegal aliens by creating a "sanctuary campus." Students at colleges around the nation have made similar requests to protect
undocumented classmates after president-elect Donald Trump vowed to increase deportations and reverse an Obama administration
measure that shields those brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
The Coming Sanctuary Cities
Crackdown. Chicago is one of the best places to live in America if you're one of the millions of illegal aliens present in the
country — and free-spending, lawbreaking Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying his best to keep it that way. [...] Cheered on by the Left, sanctuary cities
hinder immigration enforcement and shield illegal aliens from federal officials as a matter of policy. They ignore immigration detainer forms
which ask them to retain illegals in their custody after they would otherwise release them so Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) can take
custody of them. These sanctuary cities really ought to be called traitor cities because they are in open rebellion against the United States.
Vows to 'Not Convert Campus Police Into Adjunct Immigration Officers'. Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet
Napolitano, who is now president of the University of California system, said she will employ necessary resources to keep
students at her universities from being deported due to any repeal of President Obama's executive order legalizing immigrants
brought illegally to the country as children. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with President-elect Trump on Wednesday
and delivered a letter signed by 14 mayors asking that he continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
program until Congress passes a solution.
sanctuary cities legal? Last week, President-elect Donald Trump re-emphasized the approach he will take in
enforcing the nation's immigration laws, which is much different from the manner of enforcement utilized by President Barack
Obama. The latter pointedly declined to deport the 5 million undocumented immigrants in the United States who are the
parents of children born here — children who, by virtue of birth, are American citizens. Trump has made known
his intention to deport all undocumented people, irrespective of family relationships, starting with those who have committed
crimes. In response to Trump's stated intentions, many cities — including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and
San Francisco — have offered sanctuary to those whose presence has been jeopardized by the president-elect's
plan. Can they do this?
Ana declares itself a sanctuary city in defiance of Trump. Santa Ana City Council members voted Tuesday
[12/6/2016] to declare Orange County's second-most populous city a sanctuary city — a largely symbolic gesture to
protect immigrants who are in the country illegally. The move is in direct defiance of President-elect Donald Trump,
who was critical of illegal immigration and sanctuary cities during his campaign. Tuesday's vote is historic in that it
makes Santa Ana the first city in Orange County to grant itself the designation.
Francisco city officials to ask Kate Steinle's family to dismiss lawsuit. The U.S. government and the City of
San Francisco are asking Kate Steinle's family to dismiss the wrongful death lawsuit in a hearing on Friday [12/2/2016].
Kate Steinle was shot and killed in July of 2015 on Pier 14 along San Francisco's waterfront. Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an
undocumented immigrant, has been charged in the murder. Lopez-Sanchez was released from the San Francisco City Jail in Apil.
exploring 'sanctuary' status for immigrants. Universities and colleges in several states are considering
labeling themselves "sanctuary campuses" amid fears from immigrant students and pressure from activists following the
election of Donald Trump.
pledges $1 million fund to protect 'anxious' immigrants from Trump deportations. Chicago will use $1 million left[ ]over from
a tax rebate program to defend immigrants there from any deportation efforts undertaken by President-elect Donald Trump, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office
said Friday [12/2/2016]. "Chicago has a proud history of diversity and inclusion, and my administration will do everything in our power to
ensure that immigrants remain safe, secure and supported," Mr. Emanuel, a Democrat, said in a statement Friday.
Napolitano vows to protect undocumented California college students. The University of California system
announced Wednesday that campus police will not undertake joint efforts with any law enforcement agencies to investigate
students suspected of breaking federal immigration laws. Police officers at the UC's 10 campuses will not contact,
detain, question or arrest any individual solely on the basis of immigration status, except as required by law, the school
system said in a statement. The move comes in response to the election of Donald Trump, who has promised a widespread
crackdown on illegal immigration.
U.S., schools facing pressure to declare themselves a 'sanctuary campus'. Across the country, a variety of
groups are pressuring universities, colleges and schools across the country to vow to protect one of the newest demographic
groups on campus: undocumented students.
I'm banning "sanctuary cities" in Texas. Donald Trump promised to crack down on "sanctuary cities" as part of
his get-tough immigration enforcement policies, in part by using federal funding to force them into compliance. Texas
cities who defy federal immigration law may find themselves locked out of state funding, too, if Governor Greg Abbott gets
Schools cave to 'sanctuary campus' demands.
Donald Trump hasn't even been sworn in yet, but hundreds of universities and colleges are already trying to shield illegal
immigrants from his expected deportation policies. Campus Reform has compiled a map to track the schools where students
have petitioned or protested for sanctuary campuses, as well as those whose administrations have given in to the demands.
of federal funds to sanctuary cities is possible immediately upon inauguration of President Trump. Thanks to a
little-noticed action of Texas Congressman John Culberson taken last July, President-elect Trump will able to cut-off federal
law enforcement funding to 9 sanctuary cities, plus the entire state of California, immediately upon taking the oath of office.
John Culberson Set Up a Kill Switch on Sanctuary City Funding. Because of the foresight of a Texas Congressman,
President Trump will be able to end certain funding to the largest sanctuary cities plus the entire state of California on
his first day as President. Working quietly, Culberson convinced the existing Justice Department to certify those
cities as non-compliant with federal law, thereby making them vulnerable to loss of money from Washington. And if
President Trump should get cold feet about tough immigration law enforcement, he should note that a November Rasmussen poll
found that large majority of voters favors deportation of illegal alien criminals.
of Language. "Sanctuary city" is a euphemism for the local and state nullification of federal law —
a subversive tactic that dates back to the nullification crises during the Andrew Jackson administration and, later, in the
years leading up to the Civil War. This makes a mockery of the simple constitutional principle that cities and states
cannot subversively pick and choose which federal laws to obey. The term "sanctuary" would never apply to conservative
jurisdictions that in similar fashion sought to offer "sanctuary" to those dissidents who disobeyed federal gun registration,
income tax, or environmental laws.
Group Pushing 'Sanctuary Campus' Anti-Trump Protests. An organization that has received funding from liberal
billionaire George Soros is pushing anti-Donald Trump student protests that call for sanctuary campuses to protect
undocumented students. Thousands of students at more than 80 college campuses have participated in "sanctuary campus"
protests, CBS News reported. Students have signed petitions and walked out of classes at their universities "in support
of undocumented classmates." The protests are billed as though they are being organized by students at the grassroots
level, but in fact a D.C.-based immigration activist group is behind them.
Mexico professors seeking immigrant student protections. Professors and instructors at the University of New
Mexico are delivering a letter Friday to the school's president, Bob Frank, amid uncertainty from immigrant students who are
living in the country illegally but have temporary protective status.
Donald Trump channel Ronald Reagan to put an end to sanctuary cities? More than 300 cities and counties have
sanctuary policies. For some, it is simply a political statement. They have taken no real action to give
sanctuary to people who are there illegally. But other cities like San Francisco actively protect illegal
immigrants. They refuse to turn over people who committed low-level crimes to federal agents for deportation. And
when ICE asks for a "hold" on a prisoner, the city ignores it. Often they walk free. That is what led to the
tragic shooting death of Kate Steinle in July of last year. Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez of Mexico was in the U.S.
illegally. He had 7 felony convictions and was deported 5 times. He kept slipping back through our border,
seeking refuge in the safe haven of San Francisco.
Means Career Criminals Can Run and Hide. Donald Trump understood something that many Washington insiders
missed. Many Americans and some naturalized citizens bristle at elected officials constantly defending the rights of
non-Americans to migrate here illegally — and to be rewarded for breaking the law with a path to
citizenship. Toward that end, and in deference to his campaign promises, Trump seems primed to deport undocumented
immigrants and withhold some federal funds from sanctuary cities like San Francisco. Trump has dispensed with some of
his magical thinking. For example, Trump has ditched his one-time (but impossible to fulfill) promise to deport all 11
million undocumented immigrants. Now he says he would focus on 2 million or more undocumented immigrants with criminal
histories. That is, his focus now is on mainstream ideas that the news media can brand as extreme only at the peril of
Campus': Stanford Students Demand Illegal Alien Refugee Camp. Students at Stanford University, an elite private institution in
Silicon Valley that costs $47,940 per year to attend, marched Tuesday [11/15/2016] to demand that the lush Palo Alto grounds be turned
into a "sanctuary campus" to shelter illegal aliens facing deportation under President Donald Trump.
Cities Protect Gangs and Rapists, Not Legal Immigrants. The organized outrage over President-elect Trump's
plans to deport up to 2,000,000 criminal aliens has the look and smell of identity politics. How and why convicted
criminals became a privileged political constituency instead of over law abiding legal immigrants remains a mystery.
The identity politics behind "sanctuary cities" failed Hillary Clinton miserably, and it may yet prove to be the Achilles
heel of big city Democrat mayors as well.
things Sessions can do immediately to restore the rule of law at Justice. [#3] Allow states to enforce
immigration law and punish sanctuary cities: As AG, Sessions can interpret the immigration statutes as properly written
to allow states to help enforce immigration law. At the same time, they could cut off law enforcement grants (Byrne
JAG, COPS, and SCAAP funds) to localities that designate themselves as sanctuary cities and refuse to cooperate with the
Secure Communities program, which helps ICE identify illegal aliens housed in local jails and state prisons.
Trump considering fund cuts for sanctuary cities. Donald Trump's team is standing by a proposed crackdown on
New York City and other municipalities that help shelter undocumented immigrants from deportation. Trump's newly named
chief of staff, Reince Priebus, said Sunday [11/20/2016] that Trump is "looking into" cutting millions in funding to
so-called sanctuary cities on day 1 of his presidency.
Emanuel. Cheered on by the Left, sanctuary cities hinder immigration enforcement and shield illegal aliens from
federal officials as a matter of policy. There are hundreds of sanctuary jurisdictions — including a few
states — across the country that hinder the federal government's immigration law enforcement efforts. Some
left-wingers use the dreadful euphemism "civil liberties safe zones" to describe them. The phrase blurs the distinction
between citizens and non-citizens by implying illegal aliens somehow possess a civil right to be present in the U.S. The
nation got to this point after decades of concerted collusion by radical George Soros-funded groups like the ACLU to get
localities to pledge to frustrate or violate laws that protect U.S. national security.
Council Says Immigration Laws Violate 'Privacy,' Defends Status As Sanctuary City. Lawmakers defended the
status of Washington, D.C., as a sanctuary city at a public hearing Thursday discussing a bill that would ban immigration
raids in the city. Council Member Brianne Nadeau, the representative for the District's Ward 1, introduced legislation
in April banning immigration raids and other attempts in the city to enforce federal law. The bill would further solidify
the District's status as a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants. Nadeau said federal immigration raids "jeopardize
residents' privacy, safety, and security," according to WJLA. Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a statement Monday [11/14/2016]
reaffirming that the District is a sanctuary city, arguing it "makes our neighborhoods safer."
City Mayors Could Be Sent to Prison for 10 Years. If Donald Trump is really all about law and order, then any
mayor of a sanctuary city needs to be tossed in jail. U.S. law states that anyone who conceals, harbors or shields an
illegal alien from detection (which is exactly what sanctuary city mayors are doing) could be imprisoned for up to 10 years.
in the Crosshairs. President-Elect Donald Trump's upset victory last week did nothing to show the light to
renegade cities and counties that have refused to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Since the election,
officials in Chicago, Seattle, Philadelphia, and elsewhere have reiterated their opposition to federal law. That
position sets them on a collision course with the incoming Trump administration. Jessica Vaughan, director of policy
studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, said the federal government doles out hundreds of millions of dollars each
year in law enforcement grants.
'sanctuary campus' status urged at Oberlin. Students and faculty today will march in support of making Oberlin College a
sanctuary campus in response to the election of Donald Trump as president. A petition was submitted to college President Marvin
Krislov on Monday [11/14/2016] by a group of six faculty members asking him to investigate how the college could become a sanctuary
campus as a way of offering protection. With the petition, Oberlin joins a national movement of colleges and universities
asking to be a sanctuary campus in reaction to Trump and his campaign promise to deport millions of undocumented immigrants.
walk out of Stanford classes, demand 'sanctuary campus'. More than 500 Stanford University students, faculty
and staff members walked out of classrooms and ducked out of jobs Tuesday [11/15/2016] in a protest of the policies of Donald Trump, the
latest in a wave of Bay Area and national demonstrations against the president-elect. Some of the Stanford dissidents, though,
came with a concrete demand for the university's administrators: investigating the possibility of the South Bay campus serving
as a sanctuary against the sort of millions of deportations Trump has said he'll seek as president.
The Editor says...
That's nothing that a search warrant and a big ugly raid couldn't overcome.
Sanctuary City Nightmare. A litigation battle is raging between the states and President Barack Obama over his attempt
to impose a nationwide "sanctuary" policy for illegal aliens. Yet, there is no question that existing sanctuary policies
implemented by numerous towns and cities have victimized innocent Americans. Those sanctuary policies have enabled illegal
aliens to commit thousands of crimes — crimes that would not have occurred had their perpetrators been deported in keeping with
existing law. In 2011, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a study on approximately 250,000 illegal aliens
locked up in our federal, state, and local prisons. They represent more than a quarter of all of the prisoners in the
federal prison system alone. The GAO's "study population" had been arrested nearly 1.7 million times and committed
three million offenses, averaging about seven arrests and 12 offenses per criminal alien.
chief refuses to help Donald Trump kick out illegal immigrants. The chief of police in Los Angeles has said he
will not target people who are in the city illegally, despite President-Elect Donald Trump's threat to deport all illegal
immigrants. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck told KNX radio in Los Angeles he had no plans to change the force's stance despite
Trump's pledge to toughen federal immigration laws and deport millions of people once he is inaugurated. 'We don't make
detentions solely based on status, whether it's immigration or any other type of status...and we are not going to change any
of that,' he said.
will not help with Trump plan to deport immigrants, chief says. The Los Angeles Police Department will not
enforce immigration laws should the Trump administration ask it to do so, the chief of police said Monday [11/14/2016].
Trump, Chicago will continue as immigrant sanctuary. Joining other cities around the country, Chicago is
pledging to remain a sanctuary city for undocumented immigrants, an act of defiance in the face of Donald Trump's past
promise to cut off those cities from federal funding. In sanctuary cities, local law enforcement officials aren't
required to alert U.S. Immigration and Customs authorities about the immigration status of individuals with whom they come in
contact. On Monday, Chicago's elected officials, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel, are expected to hold a news conference
to formally discuss how the city will retain its sanctuary status.
may be ground zero in the coming battle over sanctuary cities. Assuming that the President Elect is good to his
word from many appearances on the campaign trail, there are changes coming to our system of enforcement of immigration
laws. That's going to be putting our so called "sanctuary cities" in the spotlight very quickly next year.
Cities Want Their Immigrants to Vote. "Look at illegal immigrants voting all over the country," Donald Trump
recently claimed in a Fox News interview, part of his ongoing effort to cast doubt on the integrity of the presidential
election. There's no evidence to support the Republican nominee's claims of election fraud, but some cities are moving
to expand voting rights to include noncitizens. The latest is San Francisco, where the Nov. 8 ballot will include
a measure allowing the parents or legal guardians of any student in the city's public schools to vote in school board
elections. The right would be extended to those with green cards, visas, or no documentation at all. "One
out of three kids in the San Francisco unified school system has a parent who is an immigrant, who is disenfranchised and
doesn't have a voice," says San Francisco Assemblyman David Chiu, the son of Taiwanese immigrants. "We've had legal
immigrants who've had children go through the entire K-12 system without having a say." Undocumented immigrants should
also have the right, Chiu adds, to bypass the "broken immigration system in this country."
offers sanctuary to undocumented man with domestic battery charge. Rev. Jose Landaverde and his church,
St. Peter the Apostle Mission, have become a safe haven for an undocumented man and his 7-year-old daughter.
Lorenzo Solorzano Morales is facing deportation for a domestic battery charge arrest in 2011. According to Kane County Court
and police records, he pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor offense a few months following the arrest. He was accused of
pulling a woman's hair during an argument.
Orleans Changes Sanctuary City Policy After Crime Rates Increased. New Orleans altered its sanctuary city
policy last week in response to increasing crime rates and to further comply with federal law. Under the new policy
police can honor ICE detainer requests but are still prohibited from asking or checking a person's immigration status.
The new policy was announced during a congressional hearing by the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration
and Border Security. During the hearing Louisiana Attorney General, Jeff Landry, said sanctuary city policies, "allow
illegals to commit crimes, then roam free in our communities."
attorney general: Crime is up in 'sanctuary cities'. Louisiana's chief legal officer said Tuesday [9/27/2016] that crime has
increased in so-called "sanctuary cities" that pledge not to pursue or prosecute illegal immigrants. In prepared remarks to the House Judiciary
Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said sanctuary city policies "allow illegals to
commit crimes, then roam free in our communities." The remarks came in a hearing on New Orleans, and how the city has become a "sanctuary city"
following new policies that went into effect on Feb. 28 that forbid city police from inquiring into an individual's immigration status.
AG: Administration Coerced 'Local Jurisdictions in My State to Institute Sanctuary Policies' for Illegal Aliens. Louisiana Attorney General
Jeff Landry told the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday [9/27/2016] that he finds it "unconscionable" that illegal immigrants in New Orleans "cannot be held
on anything less than a warrant or a court order" because of the Obama administration's consent decree with the city. "In my beloved New Orleans, the
Justice Department entered into a consent decree with the city that mandated police officers not make inquiries into an individual's immigration status or
assist ICE unless there is a warrant or court order issued.
Jurisdictions Protect Nearly 12,000 Criminal Illegal Immigrants in 19 Months. The recent murder committed by a
twice-deported illegal immigrant gangbanger in a Maryland sanctuary county makes the following information both enraging and
unbelievable; nearly 12,000 illegal immigrants with criminal histories were protected from federal authorities by sanctuary
jurisdictions in the U.S. during a 19-month period, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) figures obtained
by the Washington D.C.-based Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). A few weeks ago CIS published a map identifying about
300 jurisdictions that have official policies shielding illegal aliens from federal authorities. During a 19-month
stretch from January 1, 2014, to September 30, 2015, more than 17,000 federal detainers were rejected by these sanctuary
jurisdictions, CIS found. Around 11,800 of the detainers, or 68%, were issued for individuals with a prior criminal history.
criminal illegals shielded from deportation by 'Sanctuary Cities,' 1,591 jails ignore feds. Republican presidential
candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday [8/31/2016] said he will end the practice of some 300 cities, towns and states giving
"sanctuary" to illegal criminal immigrants instead of handing them over to federal authorities for deportation. In a
statement issued as he readied for a meeting with Mexico's president and later his delivery of a major address on immigration,
his campaign issued a statement detailing the outlines of his plan.
Sanctuary Cities Ignored 17,000 ICE Detainer Requests. Sanctuary jurisdictions across the U.S. ignored 17,000
requests to detain illegal aliens eligible for deportation, the overwhelming majority of whom had prior criminal records, in
less than two years according to a new report. According to the Center for Immigration Studies, there are approximately
300 sanctuary jurisdictions, from cities to counties to states, that hinder immigration law enforcement and protect dangerous
illegal aliens from deportation. Sixty-eight percent of the 17,000 requests were made for illegal aliens with criminal
Administration turning 'Sanctuary Cities' into 'Safe Zones'. Just about any illegal alien can avoid arrest by
following these simple rules, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) advertises in a post on its website's homepage.
Providing a virtual "how-to" guide for illegal aliens in its "Sensitive Locations FAQs," CBP explains that immigration laws
are not to be enforced at any of a wide range of designated "sensitive locations" — so that illegal aliens may be
"free" to live their lives "without fear or hesitation."
Rape Case Inspires Lawmaker to Fight Philadelphia's Sanctuary City Policy. An illegal immigrant living in
Philadelphia has been charged with raping a child, spurring opponents of the city's "sanctuary" policy to use his arrest to
bolster their argument that such practices leave dangerous criminals on the streets. Pennsylvania state Rep.
Martina White, a Republican, says the alleged rapist, Ramon Aguirre-Ochoa, a 45-year-old Honduran national, avoided
deportation only because of Philadelphia's policy not to comply with most immigration-related requests from the federal
Betrayal Gets Serious. In addition to their decades-long war for amnesties and open boarders, Democrats are responsible for
the more than 350 "Sanctuary Cities" that openly defy federal law and provide safe havens for those same illegal immigrants, criminals, and terrorists.
cities [and] states may finally start losing federal funding. We have more than one hundred different cities,
as well as entire states, which have enacted so called "sanctuary" policies which forbid state and local law enforcement from
cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the detention and deportation of illegal aliens in our country.
And yet these same locations continue to receive vast amounts of federal taxpayer funding while openly defying federal
law. For at least a small portion of that funding, those days may be coming to an end thanks to new instructions from
Congress to the Inspector General of the Department of Justice.
Rewards Law-Breaking Sanctuary Cities, States with $342 Mil in "Grants". The Obama administration rewards
sanctuary states, counties and cities that shield violent illegal immigrants from deportation with hundreds of millions of
dollars in federal grants and one of the biggest recipients recently made headlines for protecting a serial criminal who
murdered a young woman. The money flows through the Department of Justice (DOJ), the agency responsible for enforcing
the law and defending the interests of the United States. The DOJ is also charged with providing federal leadership in
preventing and controlling crime, according to its mission statement, and seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful
behavior. Apparently this doesn't apply to local governments that support the president's broad open borders policies,
even when they violate federal law.
Sanctuary for Crime
Part 1. There are nearly 300 so called "sanctuary cities" in the U.S. Laws in these cities help shield illegal
immigrants from deportation, even after they've committed felonies. Full Measure found the problem of the U.S. as a
Sanctuary for Crime is much larger, and often understated by politicians and advocates with special interests at stake.
California risks $135M in federal grants
over 'sanctuary city' policy. California state and local law enforcement agencies may have to choose between more than $100 million in federal aid
and the "sanctuary city" immigration policies that supporters say are humane, but critics say fuel crime. The policies, whether in writing or just in practice,
preclude local law enforcement from working with federal authorities when they catch an illegal immigrant who by law faces deportation. The laws have sparked a
national controversy in the wake of dozens of murders and other violent crimes committed by illegal immigrants who local law enforcement did not report to the Department
of Homeland Security.
Obama sends hundreds of millions to 'sanctuary cities'. President Obama's Justice Department has coughed up
hundreds of millions of dollars to so-called "sanctuary cities" that refuse federal demands for criminal illegal immigrants
sought for deportation, according to a new inspector general memo. In just 10 of 155 jurisdictions reviewed, taxpayers
handed over $342.1 million in Justice grants to the law-breaking cities and states that have policies barring jails and
police from cooperating with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. The IG said that is 63 percent
of the funds available to all American cities.
Alphabet Soup Corruption.
[Scroll down] Perhaps no agency has been rendered more suspect that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE,
largely because U.S. immigration enforcement for all practical purposes has been rendered null and void, and no longer can or will
stop illegal immigration from crossing the southern border. The old reputations of the "Border Patrol" as a no-nonsense law
enforcement agency that ensured foreign nationals entered the United States legally has been redefined by ICE as a sort of politicized
facilitator of executive amnesties. Over 300 municipalities in multiple states have now declared themselves exempt from enforcement
of federal immigration law, and ICE has agreed that it will allow such nullification of federal law and will not deport over
one million illegal aliens who have been arrested and charged with or convicted of crimes.
Dems block votes on immigration issues, including sanctuary cities. The Republican-controlled Senate failed
Wednesday to advance efforts to change federal immigration law — including one to cut funding to so-called
sanctuary cities. The vote was 53-44, failing to get the minimum 60 votes to begin debate on the issue. The
measure attempted to block congressional funding for sanctuary cities — municipalities that ban police from
cooperating with immigration officials to potentially deport illegal immigrants. Senate Republicans also failed to get
enough votes to advance their proposed Kate's Law — named after Kate Steinle, who was fatally shot in July 2015,
allegedly by an illegal immigrant who had multiple felony convictions and was deported several times prior to the incident.
moving to strip money from U.S. sanctuary cities. The Justice Department said Thursday [7/7/2016] it has warned
sanctuary cities to quit shielding illegal immigrants from deportation agents or else lose federal grant money, putting some
muscle behind Republicans' push to punish cities and counties that have refused to cooperate. That could prevent future
situations like the Kate Steinle case, where an illegal immigrant was released by the sheriff's department in San Francisco
despite a request that he be held for deportation. The man would go on to kill Steinle, according to authorities, as
she walked on the city waterfront with her father.
See How Your
Senators Voted on Sanctuary Cities. 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.
Congress Is Looking to Fix Immigration Enforcement Problem. The United States Senate is scheduled to hold a
procedural vote on Wednesday [7/6/2016] on two bills related to immigration enforcement. The sanctuary cities and
"Kate's Law" bills were combined last year, but failed to overcome the 60-vote threshold needed to proceed to the bill.
Senate Democrats blocked the combined bill in October 2015. The two bills were separated this time around because of
concerns that some have about a mandatory minimum sentences provision of Kate's Law. The sanctuary cities bill, officially
titled Senate Bill 3100 (the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act), allows state and local law enforcement to cooperate with
federal immigration and law enforcement officials with regard to actions taken to comply with an immigration detainer.
vote to defend sanctuary cities, block mandatory jail time for repeat illegals. Senate Democrats launched filibusters
Wednesday [7/6/2016] to protect sanctuary cities and to shield repeat illegal immigrants from a mandatory minimum 5-year prison
sentence, calling the bills an attack on immigrants and saying GOP lawmakers were following the lead of Donald Trump. The
votes came slightly more than a year after the July 1, 2015, slaying of Kate Steinle, whose death at the hands of an illegal
immigrant shielded by San Francisco's sanctuary policy ignited a fierce debate over localities' laws that limit or ban police from
turning immigrants over to federal deportation officers. Steinle's death drew attention to victims of illegal immigrant
crime — a part of the illegal immigration debate that's often overlooked.
Will Senate Finally
Deliver Justice to Kate Steinle's Family? July 1 marked the one year anniversary of Kate Steinle's tragic
murder in San Francisco by Francisco Sanchez, an illegal alien with seven convictions and five deportations under his belt.
(FAIR Legislative Update, July 8, 2015) Kate's death was a direct consequence of San Francisco's status as a sanctuary
city — State and local jurisdictions with polices that obstruct immigration enforcement. Outrageously, Sanchez
was in federal custody months before he killed Kate but San Francisco authorities had requested a custody transfer under the guise
of prosecuting a decades old drug charge. (Id.) Predictably, those charges were dropped and San Francisco law
enforcement released Sanchez back onto the streets despite his extensive criminal history and an ICE detainer request because of
the city's sanctuary policy. (Id.) Indeed, Sanchez even admitted in a jailhouse interview he knew San
Francisco's sanctuary policy would protect him from ICE. (Id.)
America In Free Fall.
American immigration policy is not so much "broken" as increasingly neo-Confederate and illogical. Three-hundred state
and municipal jurisdictions have declared themselves, in good 1850s fashion, immune from federal law as sanctuary cities,
while over 1 million illegal aliens have at some point been arrested, and make up nearly 30 percent of the federal inmate
population. In Orwellian terms, illegal immigration largely from Latin America and Mexico, is called "diversity,"
nullification of federal laws is known as "sanctuary cities," and foreign nationals residing illegally are referred to as
"undocumented migrants." Ultimately the central paradox of immigration is the strange nexus of anger and grievance against
the United States by immigration advocates-and the overriding desire nonetheless to enter and reside in such a purportedly
Ryan: We Have Not Pushed Kate's Law Because We Do Not Want to Clog Up Jails with Illegal Drunk Drivers.
In a Wednesday Fox News interview, Speaker Paul Ryan seemed to suggest that the reason the House has not pushed Kate's Law is
because he is opposed to "clogging up our jails" with illegal alien drunk drivers. Kate's Law — named in
honor of Kate Steinle — would increase the penalty for illegal immigrants who return to the U.S. after being
deported. Last year, Steinle was gunned down in broad daylight by a five-time deported criminal alien. [...] On his
Wednesday [6/15/2016] program, Bill O'Reilly pressed Ryan — who is the leader of the pro-illegal immigration wing
of the Republican Party — on why the House has yet to push Kate's Law nearly a year after her murder.
time for Blue Angels. San Francisco, one of America's most beautiful cities where the living is cultured and
easy, is also the nation's most prominent "sanctuary city," where felons, scofflaws, assorted desperados and others on the
run from border agents can be comfortable waiting for President Obama to complete his repeal of immigration controls.
This makes the city unsafe for everyone else, as Kathryn Steinle, 32 and pregnant, learned to her fatal sorrow when she
strolled the waterfront with her father last summer.
How to Make
Sure There's Another Kate Steinle. The whole mess began, I should note, after federal authorities transferred
Lopez-Sanchez to San Francisco because of a 20-year-old warrant for his arrest on marijuana charges. That transfer
never should have happened, and Steinle would be alive today if there had been no marijuana warrant lingering. It is
nearly impossible for a prosecutor to win such a moldy drug case. After the district attorney dropped the case, the
Sheriff's Department freed Sanchez in keeping with a 2013 ordinance that prohibits local enforcement from honoring ICE
detainer requests unless an undocumented immigrant has been convicted of a violent felony in the past seven years.
Reform 2016: San Francisco Sanctuary City Laws Reaffirmed By Local Lawmakers, Sheriff. Ten months after a
32-year-old woman was shot dead on a pier in San Francisco, allegedly by a man living illegally in the U.S., local lawmakers
and the sheriff came to an agreement Tuesday to reaffirm the city's standing as a so-called sanctuary city. The San
Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously, with the support of Sheriff Vicki Hennessy, to restrict local law
enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration officials. Hennessy had previously threatened to set her own
rules without the board's approval, reported the San Francisco Chronicle.
of Kate Steinle files lawsuit over deadly shooting on San Francisco pier. Relatives of the woman shot to death
on a San Francisco pier last year filed a lawsuit Friday saying the illegal immigrant accused in the killing should have been
in custody if not for a series of mistakes by city and federal workers. The killing of Kate Steinle in July 2015 and
the arrest of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez put San Francisco's leaders on the defensive as critics and outside politicians
called for a change in the city's sanctuary law. Despite national outrage, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors on
Tuesday upheld those protections for people in the country illegally.
Criminals Welcome. Last June, when he said he was running as a Republican for president, billionaire Donald
Trump famously called out Mexico for sending "people that have lots of problems" across the border. [...] Many were offended
to hear Trump equate undocumented immigrants with dangerous criminals. Yet the same thing is happening on the Left
Coast. Tuesday the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote on a measure to reinforce a sanctuary city
policy — named "Due Process for All" and passed in 2013.
Now Has an Official Language: Newspeak. [Scroll down] Let us also consider another term that is nothing
short of Orwellian: "sanctuary city." Cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration laws are given the innocuous
sounding title "sanctuary city." The term "sanctuary" implies a place of safety and security. Yet the underlying
purpose for our immigration laws is to prevent aliens from entering the United States if they pose a threat to the safety and
well being of America and Americans. This includes criminals, terrorists and those who are severely mentally ill and
prone to violence. How safe are those who reside in cities that encourage aliens who are criminals, fugitives and
terrorists to move in and set up shop?
Fruits of Multiculturalism, Abroad and at Home. [Scroll down] Indeed, Americans have been thanked and continue to be thanked
by all sorts of carriers of multiculturalism. The open southern border, an instrument of forced multiculturalism, has brought us gangs, and
criminals, and drugs, and murderers, and cartels, all of which are simply part of the cultures of the countries from which their carriers traveled
to enrich us with their superiority. The left so values these contributions, including the senseless murders of Americans by repeat offenders
who prey on American citizens with the tacit permission of our government, that they proudly tout their "sanctuary cities", which aid and abet the
predators, while sacrificing the prey in the name of tolerance and smug superiority.
'Sanctuary city' bill faces uphill battle in politically
timid Senate. State Senate passage of a contentious "sanctuary city" bill remains in doubt, although Republican
senators are expected to discuss the bill's future on Tuesday [3/8/2016]. The legislation, which passed in the Assembly
last month on a party-line vote, has been widely criticized by advocates for illegal immigrants and applauded by those who
see local governments nationwide thumbing their noses at the rule of law.
San Francisco puts Sanctuary Before Funding.
Ever since Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez shot and killed Kate Steinle on a warm July evening as she strolled along Pier 14 with her father, San Francisco's Sanctuary
City policy has enraged swaths of the rest of America. Lopez-Sanchez, you see, had been convicted of multiple felonies and deported five times. Immigration and
Customs Enforcement would have deported the Mexican national if he had not been handed over to the San Francisco Sheriffs Office on a decades-old marijuana charge.
Map: 'Sanctuary Cities' cross the 300 mark with Dallas, Philly. The number of so-called "Sanctuary Cities" has crossed 300 in a
rapid expansion despite public protests and moves in Congress to cut off funding. The Center for Immigration Studies has updated its list
to include Dallas County in Texas, Philadelphia, five Kentucky counties and possibly the whole state of Massachusetts as areas where federal law
enforcement demands for information and access to jailed illegals immigrants will be denied.
Republican says Congress will punish sanctuary cities this year. The House Republican in charge of writing the Justice
Department's budget vowed Monday [2/1/2016] that this will be the year Congress punishes sanctuary cities, insisting he'll use his powers
as chairman to make the Obama administration strip grant money from localities that refuse to cooperate with immigration agents.
Rep. John Abney Culberson, chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the Justice Department, warned Attorney General
Loretta E. Lynch that if she doesn't move quickly to shut down sanctuary cities, he will use existing powers to prevent her from
shifting money around within the 2016 budget.
5 Facts Illegal-Immigration
Zealots Won't Admit. [#3] Sanctuary cities roll the dice with public safety. Sanctuary is a noble idea that is robbed
of all honorable meaning in the immigration debate. It becomes an excuse for hiding criminals like Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez,
who killed Kate Steinle in a random shooting. San Francisco gave shelter to a seven-time felon who had been deported five times,
and a young woman lost her life as a result. Hanson called the crime "the dangerous wages of ignoring the law," and unfortunately,
sanctuary cities reap them far too often.
Clinton Campaign Moved Fundraiser From Steinle Family Attorney's Home. Secret Service agents had already vetted the home of a San Francisco
attorney who was set to host a fundraiser attended by Bill Clinton on Monday [1/25/2016]. But according to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Hillary
Clinton campaign intervened at the last minute to order a change of venue after it was discovered that the homeowner, Frank Pitre, is suing the city of
San Francisco on behalf of the family of Kate Steinle, the 32-year-old woman who was murdered by an illegal immigrant in July.
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Californians face tax bite of up to $10,000 per family. Sign up for health care coverage or pay the price.
That's the message from Covered California officials, who urged consumers Wednesday [1/13/2016] to sign up for Obamacare coverage
by the Jan. 31 deadline or face stiff tax penalties. This year, the penalties are hitting harder, ranging from a minimum
of $700 for an individual to as much as $10,000 for a family of four, depending on income. The average penalty in 2016 will be
$969. That's a 47 percent increase from last year, according to a recent analysis by the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation.
Talking truth to a sanctuary city.
"Crime in Los Angeles rose in all categories in 2015, LAPD says" ominously declares the Los Angeles Times headline. But this isn't a surprise to
those of us who aren't blinded by the false narratives and fantasy world of the American left. Los Angeles is a sanctuary city, which describes
policies including the shielding of criminal illegal immigrants who are wanted by the federal government.
Illegal Alien Killers. When the government not only fails to protect its citizens, but enables those who are
here illegally to murder them, it can no longer be called a government. When 32-year-old Kate Steinle was murdered two weeks
ago in the sanctuary city of San Francisco by illegal alien and multi-felon Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, people immediately
began to ask how this could happen. How could a criminal, whose history includes seven felonies along with five deportations,
slip through the grasps of federal immigration officials who had him in custody only fourth months ago?
America's Toxic Brew:
"Diversity". [Scroll down] Another deadly element of this "diversity" that the PC left champions has
been the "sanctuary city" policy enacted by a number of US cities. We have seen numerous instances of crimes committed
by illegal aliens who should never even of been here to commit those crimes in the first place. Katherine Steinle's
murder by a five-times deported illegal alien, became a high profile case when it was revealed that San Francisco refused to
hand him over to ICE prior to the shooting. San Francisco's sanctuary city policy has remained in place since Ms. Steinle's
death — this despite the fact that even the vast majority of Californians are opposed to it, including Hispanics.
There are 200 other U.S. cities that have similar unpopular, misguided policies regarding illegal aliens.
the Steinle and Brown Shootings Reveal About Democratic National Strategy. President Obama asked his Justice
Department to investigate the Ferguson, Missouri police department for evidence of civil rights violations. In a detailed
report the Justice Department found a pattern of conduct that violates some civil rights, there was not enough evidence to
prosecute Police Officer Darren Wilson for federal civil rights violations in the Michael Brown incident. Significantly,
President Obama has not asked the Justice Department to investigate if Kate Steinle's civil right to public safety was
violated by the sheriff, the mayor, or San Francisco supervisors for failing to take positive actions to defend the
rights of citizens against violence perpetrated by illegal immigrants.
Vocal supporter of sanctuary cities on short list to be next head of Border Patrol. A former San Francisco
police chief and vocal supporter of a sanctuary cities policy is on a short list of candidates to become the new chief of the
Border Patrol, according to sources. As police chief, Heather Fong shielded illegal immigrants, including aliens who
committed crimes, from deportation. In contrast, it is the job of the U.S. Border Patrol to catch and deport all
illegal immigrants, including those with a criminal history.
A Tale of Two Shootings. A
few comparative observations: Michael Brown's supporters claimed that he was shot in the back, an allegation that sparked days of
violent rioting and yet was proven false both by the autopsy and forensic evidence, along with eyewitness accounts. Kate Steinle
was indisputably shot in the back, a fact that was never questioned. No demonstrations followed her death. In both cases,
the government was alleged to have been culpable for the shootings. Yet Darren Wilson was cleared of all charges by both state
and federal authorities. In contrast, San Francisco sheriff's officials argued with Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities
over which bureaucracy was at fault for releasing a convicted felon and seven-time deported alien felon into the general public.
Neither agency initially argued that the release was legal or wise, but rather blamed the other for letting Sanchez go.
Reid: Kate's Law 'Yet Another Attack on the Immigrant Community'. Senator Ted Cruz skirmished with Senate
minority leader Harry Reid Wednesday [11/4/2015] over a bill that would impose mandatory-minimum sentences on criminal immigrants who
return to the United States following deportation. The Texas Republican took to the Senate floor to celebrate last night's
electoral defeat of San Francisco sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, who defended the city's sanctuary policy this summer after Kathryn Steinle
was killed there by an immigrant who had been deported five times. "That is a striking statement of where the American people
are on this issue," he said Wednesday [11/4/2015].
Francisco sheriff loses re-election bid amid 'sanctuary city' controversy. The San Francisco sheriff who over
the summer became embroiled in a national debate over "sanctuary city" policies on Tuesday [11/3/2015] lost his bid for re-election amid
a host of local controversies. Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, 54, was defeated by Vicki Hennessy, a former sheriff's official who
had the endorsement of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and the sheriff deputies association.
San Francisco voters eject sanctuary city sheriff. There's something strange going on in the City by the Bay
after yesterday's municipal elections, but I suspect that it's far too early to get very excited about it. San Francisco
voters went to the polls and rejected their sheriff who had become something of the face of the so called "sanctuary city"
and they did so by a wide margin.
Sanctuary for Crime Pt.2. For tens of thousands of
illegal immigrants, the U-S has become a Sanctuary for Crime. A spokesman from Immigration and Customs Enforcement told Sharyl Attkisson
that it is "focused on smart, effective enforcement that prioritizes the removal of criminal aliens." But, Congress has repeatedly asked
ICE to explain why, then, so many dangerous criminals are set free.
Cities Will 'No Longer Be Tolerated' in Texas, Says Governor Abbott. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has vowed to put an end to "sanctuary
cities" for illegal aliens in his state. Abbott made a statement in response to Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez stating that she would consider
honoring immigrant detainers on a "case by case" basis.
City Policies Will 'No Longer be Tolerated in Texas,' says Governor Abbott. Texas Governor Greg Abbott admonished Dallas County
Sheriff Lupe Valdez over her recent decision to consider honoring immigration detainers on a "case-by-case" basis. The governor said
sanctuary city policies like this will "no longer be tolerated in Texas." Governor Abbott wrote the tersely worded letter to Sheriff
Valdez after her decision to scale back on honoring immigration detainers sent to her jail by the federal government's Immigration and Customs
Illegal Alien Crime Stats Should Scare The Living Daylights Out Of You. Several recent reviews of crime statistics suggest
that illegal immigrants are responsible for a disproportionate amount of the murders in in a number of states. [...] Despite the veritable
crime wave, sanctuary cities continue to allow illegal immigrants to walk the streets with impunity. Texas Governor Greg Abbott
is not standing for it.
Sanctuary for Crime Pt. 1. This week, the
Senate blocked a bill aimed at cracking down on America's nearly 300 sanctuary cities. Laws in these cities help shield illegal
immigrants from deportation, even after they've committed felonies. The proposal was motivated by the death of Kate Steinle.
In July, she was fatally shot by an illegal immigrant who'd been deported five times and convicted of seven felonies. The Full Measure
team found the problem of Importing Murder is much larger, and often understated by politicians and advocates with special interests at stake.
and GOP Senator Mark Kirk team up to block 'sanctuary cities' law. This is what having a GOP majority and
gutless, go-along-to-get-along leadership in the Senate gets you. [...] The idea that cities can create no-go zones for the
enforcement of US immigration laws, our own equivalent of Parisian suburbs where the national law does not run, is bizarre.
It is doubly bizarre as the Supreme Court has ruled that states and municipalities have to defer to the federal government on
White House's Forked Tongue On Sanctuary Cities For Illegals. The Stop Sanctuary Policies And Protect Americans
Act (S. 2146) is a common-sense immigration bill from the Senate sponsored by David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican. The
measure is a natural outcome of the immigration debate that started in earnest this summer when Donald Trump criticized
unchecked illegal immigration and then 32-year-old Kate Steinle was murdered in broad daylight on a San Francisco tourist
pier by Francisco Sanchez, a five-times-deported alien felon who said he was there thanks to the city's sanctuary laws.
Democrats Without Borders. San Francisco protects
repeat offenders unless they have a violent felony conviction within seven years. Though [Jeh] Johnson may not take a stand on the Vitter bill, President
Barack Obama threatened to veto similar legislation from the House. I've lived in the Bay Area long enough to appreciate why San Francisco passed sanctuary
city ordinances early on; the idea was to encourage undocumented immigrants to report violent and serious crimes to the police. But where is the public
interest in shielding repeat offenders from well-deserved deportation?
Cities Ignore ICE Orders and Free 9,295 Criminal Aliens. As the U.S. Senate considers a bill to slash funding for local governments that
protect violent illegal immigrants, a new study reveals that hundreds of sanctuary cities nationwide released thousands of criminal aliens from jail
rather than turn them over to federal authorities for deportation. This proves that legislation to crack down on jurisdictions that obstruct
enforcement of federal immigration law is long overdue. In fact, the measure was inspired by the summer murder of a San Francisco woman by an
illegal immigrant with seven felony convictions and five deportation orders.
Sanctuary City Is a Haven for Felons.
As he runs for re-election in November, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon faces no opposition. The cozy position was unlikely,
when you consider that Gascon arrived in the city as a pro-death penalty Republican from Arizona in 2009 after then-Mayor Gavin Newsom picked
him to be chief of police. Today he's the rare prosecutor who has sent a message to career criminals in the country illegally:
San Francisco will make the feds really work to deport them.
On Sanctuary City Lawlessness. The American left's contemptuous disregard for laws it doesn't like is
metastasizing. Despite the public outrage that attended the murder of Kate Steinle by Juan Francsico Lopez-Sanchez, a
seven-time convicted felon who had been deported five times, the number of illegal alien protection centers known as
sanctuary cities has increased. The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) reports the number of these law-obstructing
entities has grown to 340, compared to only 276 identified as recently as last July. CIS's analysis is based on new
information released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that covers the months of January through September of 2014.
of sanctuary cities grows to 340; thousands of illegals released to commit new crimes. The list of sanctuary cities has grown
to more than 340, and they shielded an average of 1,000 immigrants a month from deportation last year — and more than 2,000 of
those released have been arrested for yet more crimes, according to a report released Thursday [10/8/2015] by the Center for Immigration
Studies. Among those released are illegal immigrants accused of murder and brutal assaults, said Jessica Vaughan, the report's author.
Sanctuary cities explode to 340, 9,295 illegals released from jail, 6,460 still at-large. An analysis of U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement records finds that many towns are embracing the sanctuary city model where illegal
immigrants charged with crimes are being released over the objection of ICE which seeks to deport many. The Center
for Immigration Studies said the number of cities has grown to 340, up from 276 identified in July.
Security Secretary Jeh Johnson blasts San Francisco sanctuary policy. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Tuesday
criticized policies such as the one in San Francisco against generally cooperating with immigration officials, calling the stances
counterproductive and unacceptable.
City enjoys skyrocketing rates of murder, rape. Judicial Watch has been keeping tabs on the sanctuary city
problem for a while now, with particular attention being paid to San Francisco. This week they released the results of an
investigation into the crime rates in the City by the Bay over the period of time since the locals began offering safe harbor
to illegal aliens and telling ICE to go pound sand if they want any criminal aliens held over.
America's Sanctuary City Nightmare. A
litigation battle is raging between the states and President Barack Obama over his attempt to impose a nationwide "sanctuary" policy for illegal
aliens. Yet, there is no question that existing sanctuary policies implemented by numerous towns and cities have victimized innocent
Americans. Those sanctuary policies have enabled illegal aliens to commit thousands of crimes — crimes that would not have
occurred had their perpetrators been deported in keeping with existing law. In 2011, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released
a study on approximately 250,000 illegal aliens locked up in our federal, state, and local prisons. They represent more than a quarter
of all of the prisoners in the federal prison system alone. The GAO's "study population" had been arrested nearly 1.7 million
times and committed three million offenses, averaging about seven arrests and 12 offenses per criminal alien.
Big Government Is Destroying Us. Consider the vast bureaucracy of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Is
it culpable for knowingly not enforcing immigration law and thus allowing some undocumented immigrants to commit violent crimes?
In cases where innocent Americans are killed by undocumented immigrants with long histories of felonies and deportations —
such as the recent killing of Kate Steinle in San Francisco — can the victims' families sue ICE or sanctuary cities for
either releasing or hosting criminals who were residing in the U.S. illegally? In our litigious society in which plaintiffs
sue fast-food franchises for serving excessively hot coffee, why do government bureaucrats escape culpability when the innocent die
or are injured as a result of bureaucratic negligence?
$15 Minimum Wage, $30 Per Pizza, Massive Fail. Small businesses are already struggling to survive the spate of
minimum wage increases to $15 per hour in parts of California. [...] Even though businesses with less than 56 workers are
exempt from the $14.44 rate and do not have to raise their wages to $15 until 2018, Vic Gumper, who owns Lanesplitter Pizza,
with outlets in Berkeley, Oakland, Albany and Emeryville, decided not only to bite the bullet but swallow it, paying his
workers $15 to $25 an hour while eschewing tips or raising prices.
Huge Majorities of Voters Want an End to
Sanctuary Cities, Aggressive Deportations. Not that you heard any of this from vintage media, but it turns out that the
electorate actively seeks an end to Barack Obama's illegal amnesty executive order; that it wants illegal aliens aggressively deported;
and would love the federal government to go medieval on sanctuary cities.
Sanctuary State Is a Haven for
Criminals. On July 24, two burglars allegedly broke in to [Marilyn] Pharis' home as she slept. They
sexually assaulted and beat her. Pharis, 64, a U.S. Air Force veteran, died in the hospital Aug. 1. It
turns out that one of the two men charged for the crime, Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez, 29, is an undocumented immigrant
against whom Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a detainer in 2014. Ramirez has pleaded not guilty.
Sessions: How Many 'Homegrown' Terrorists Were Immigrants? [Scroll down] The letter comes as Senate Judiciary
Chairman Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) is investigating how sanctuary city policies are contributing to violent crime. Grassley
wrote Johnson on Tuesday, asking him to provide the immigration history of two men who were arrested on rape and murder charges
after benefiting from sanctuary city policies that helped at least one of them avoid deportation. "Clearly, there has been
a total breakdown in cooperation between local and federal law enforcement that allowed this alleged killer to be released and,
despite his lengthy and violent criminal record, never deported," Grassley wrote.
Liberals are Dangerous. People in positions of power who place feelings above common sense, responsibility and
reasoned thinking are dangerous. They (liberals) must never be in charge. Take sanctuary cities. These are
liberal-governed U.S. cities that have officially decided to disobey federal law by sheltering illegal aliens. Liberalism
has been described as a "mental disease." For whatever reasons, liberals who run sanctuary cities feel it is unfair that we
in America have so much. Consequently, they roll out the red carpet to illegals; gifting them welfare, college tuition, and
benefits unavailable to legal American citizens.
Trail Of Blood. Another murder of an American by an illegal, another shrug from our
nation's leaders. A local police chief was right to see a "trail of blood" from the latest
killing and those who made the killer's spree possible.
Brutal Murder By Illegal Alien — Another Sanctuary City Release. A man who allegedly attacked a
64-year-old California woman and brutally raped her is an illegal alien from Mexico who has been arrested four times in the
past two years. The victim, Marilyn Pharis, died eight days after the attack, which occurred July 24 while she
was asleep in her Santa Maria home. An autopsy is being conducted to help determine if Pharis died as a direct result
of the heinous crime.
police chief says 'blood trail' runs from Washington to bedroom of murdered woman. A
California lawman whose department is investigating the brutal rape and bludgeoning death of a
64-year-old Air Force veteran pointed the finger Friday at state and federal policies he said
allowed the illegal immigrant suspect to roam the streets despite a lengthy arrest record. [...] Two
suspects have been arrested, including Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez, 29, an illegal immigrant
from Durango Canatlan, Mexico. Ramirez has been arrested six times in last 15 months, for
crimes including sexual assault, possession of methamphetamine and weapons and driving without a license.
cities' can't ignore federal law. "Sanctuary cities" — municipalities that
refuse to cooperate with the federal government on immigration policy — have existed in
the United States for more than thirty-five years. Over the last decade, various legislative efforts
have been made to crack down on noncompliant jurisdictions. Still, by one count, at least 276
sanctuary cities exist in 32 states and the District of Columbia. The debate over sanctuary
cities was revived on July 1 when illegal immigrant Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez allegedly shot
and killed 32-year-old Kate Steinle, who was walking along the San Francisco waterfront with her
father and a friend.
GOP hopefuls blast sanctuary cities but didn't crack down as governors. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has said
mayors who run sanctuary cities should be held criminally liable — but he did not stop Orleans Parish, in his own
state, from becoming a sanctuary itself in 2013. He is one of at least four Republican governors running for president
next year whose states have had cities and counties declare "sanctuary" during their tenure, without suffering the dire
consequences the candidates now say the federal government should bring to bear on recalcitrant jurisdictions.
Cities Represent Naked Crimes against the American people. Sanctuary policies do nothing to
build trust between immigrant communities and local law enforcement. They do not improve access to law
enforcement services for immigrants; nor have they been shown to increase the likelihood that more immigrant
crime victims will report crimes. On the contrary, they destroy the trust of the community at large that
the laws will be faithfully enforced to preserve the quality of life for all. Despite widespread public
outrage at the San Francisco Sheriff's policies that caused the release of a man with five prior deportations
and seven felony convictions, and who was the subject of an ICE detainer, who then went on to kill Kathryn
Steinle, it is clear that some jurisdictions will not budge from their criminal alien sanctuary policies.
Jindal: Arrest Mayors of Sanctuary Cities as Accessories to Illegal Alien Crime.
"Absolutely, I would hold them as an accomplice," Jindal said on Boston Herald Radio on
Monday morning [8/3/2015], as reported by BuzzFeed, Jindal said of mayors of sanctuary cities.
"Make them criminally culpable. I'd also make them civilly liable so that families, victims' families
could sue. Especially if the prosecutor isn't taking action or the mayor's not changing their
ways, I'd allow the families to go to court as well to recover damages."
Show Why Immigration Won't Help Dems in 2016. This week the Senate held a hearing that
highlighted the crimes committed by illegal immigrants that had avoided deportation because
officials in self-declared "sanctuary cities" refused to hand them over or notify federal officials
of their presence. The father of Kathryn Steinle, a young San Francisco woman who was murdered by an
illegal immigrant who had been freed by city officials complying with its sanctuary rules, asked
senators to support a bill defunding those municipalities that refuse to cooperate with immigration
authorities. Yet what was interesting about the hearing is not so much the slim chances of the bill
becoming law. Rather, it was the way Democrats and the liberal media did their best to ignore the issue.
If Obama Saw His Son In Trayvon, We See Our Daughters In Kate Steinle. [Scroll
down] He continued that "the primary focus of government is public safety," which is far more
important than "winning elections and appealing to certain constituencies."
For Kate and America's
Sake, Don't Let Them Get Away with It. For my relatives who only get mainstream media
spin, here is what's really going on: an illegal alien shot and killed complete stranger,
32-year-old Kate Steinle, while enjoying a stroll with her dad along a San Francisco pier. Kate's
scumbag murderer had been convicted of seven felonies and deported five times. And yet, this
criminal kept returning to the U.S. without consequence. The reality is many bad people are
entering our country illegally unabated. Heck, Obama even rolls out the welcome mat.
Uneducated and unskilled, Obama is confident he can woo them with taxpayer funded handouts, making
them future Democrat voters. Consequently, the Obama administration has released thousands
of criminal illegal aliens.
Obama's Sanctuary For Killers? President Obama vowed to veto a House bill to pull cash
from cities that flout federal immigration laws. He's given a lot of odd excuses, but in the end
he's siding with criminal illegals who now plague the U.S.
working hard on phony bill to defund sanctuary cities. House Speaker John Boehner has
just come out of the closet. He's a thespian. He can't be anything else, because he strives
to be one of the greatest actors of all time. He currently is starring in a play on the House floor
where he is appearing to pass a bill that would cut off funding for sanctuary cities. The only problem
with that is that the House is now powerless to do so. The House can certainly pass such a bill, but
the Senate can ignore it, and even if the Senate passed it as well, Obama could veto it without consequence.
House defends sanctuary cities, threatens to veto crackdown bill. The White House
vowed Thursday to veto a bill to punish sanctuary cities, instead calling on Congress to legalize
illegal immigrants as the way to solve the problem of criminals who shouldn't be on the streets.
The threat came just hours before the House was expected to pass a bill that would withhold money
from states or localities that don't abide by a federal law that requires them to cooperate when
federal immigration authorities request help identifying illegal immigrants.
risks of sanctuary cities. [Scroll down] The law was a reaction to "Secure
Communities," the program under which the Obama administration sent so-called "detainer" requests to
local officials to hold illegal immigrants 48 hours beyond their otherwise lawful jail time, so
the feds could come deport them. The ordinance states that "a law enforcement official shall not
detain an individual on the basis of a civil immigration detainer after that individual becomes eligible
for release from custody" unless that person was currently charged with a violent felony and had
been convicted of another within the past seven years.
to veto bill stripping 'sanctuary cities' of federal funds. The Obama administration on Thursday
[7/23/2015] threatened to veto a House bill that would strip federal law enforcement grants from "sanctuary
cities." The bill would deny cities that refuse to enforce federal immigration laws certain Justice
Department grants, and is expected to get a House vote on Thursday [7/23/2015]. The bill is a response
to the shooting death of Kate Steinle by an illegal immigrant who had been deported several times.
OKs bill to crack down on 'sanctuary cities,' White House threatens veto. The House
approved legislation Thursday [7/23/2015] to punish so-called "sanctuary cities" for failing to cooperate with
federal immigration authorities, in the first congressional response to a brazen murder earlier this month in
San Francisco allegedly committed by an illegal immigrant. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Duncan Hunter,
R-Calif., would penalize jurisdictions that bar the collection of immigration information or don't cooperate
with federal "detainer" requests, by blocking them from receiving certain federal law enforcement grants and
funding. It passed 241-179. The Senate is considering similar legislation.
Wake of Immigrant Murders, Obama Admin Declares New Goal: Improve 'Customer Service' for Illegal
Aliens. In a dramatic but little-noticed bulletin from United States Citizenship and
Immigration Services (USCIS), the Obama Administration has announced a new executive amnesty program
that would allow an unknown number of foreign nationals residing in the United States illegally to
access provisional waivers that would allow illegals to either remain in the country without
consequence or return home and be eligible to instantly apply for a green card.
For Kate Steinle. Issues don't get more mainstream than illegals who prey on innocent
Americans. The thugs don't belong here. That was the message of Senate hearings on Tuesday [7/21/2015] that
focused on the outrageous case of Kathryn Steinle, the beautiful young woman gunned down in cold blood in broad
daylight in the "sanctuary" of San Francisco — allegedly by Franciso Sanchez, a five-time deported
illegal with seven felony convictions whom federal authorities sought for his sixth deportation.
Deportations didn't stop him; sanctuary city policies let him thrive.
blames feds for sanctuary city killing. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi put the
blame for the release of an illegal immigrant implicated in the July 1 murder of Kathryn Steinle on
federal agencies and bad communication Wednesday, rather than on San Francisco's sanctuary policy.
In a letter, Mrs. Pelosi and Rep. Zoe Lofgren, a fellow California Democrat and a leader on immigration,
said the federal Bureau of Prisons' release of the illegal immigrant to San Francisco was the
foul up — not the city's subsequent release.
All you San Francisco liberals must be
really proud of Nancy Pelosi.
The Coming Confrontation,
Part 2. The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996 "proscribes any
prohibition or restriction placed on local or state governments to send or receive information
regarding immigration issues or any individual to or from federal immigration authorities". The
first test of this was in New York vs. United States (City of New York) in which the Court of Appeals
(Second Circuit) ruled that failing to provide this information did not violate the 10th amendment.
This has lead directly to the formation of sanctuary cities. The federal government will admit
that it does not know how many or where they are for certain. Two jurisdictions, the only ones
the Office of Inspector General has complete numbers for still receives at least $1 million from
the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program. So we have a federal government spending money on
illegal alien criminals.
of Kate Steinle blasts 'legal loopholes' that helped daughter's alleged killer. The
father of the young woman killed earlier this month along a San Francisco pier on Tuesday [7/21/2015] blasted
the "legal loopholes" that allowed the illegal immigrant suspected of pulling the trigger to be
released despite a rap sheet that included seven felonies and five past deportations. In
dramatic Capitol Hill testimony, Jim Steinle and other relatives of people killed by illegal
immigrants called on Congress to pass new laws aimed at keeping illegal immigrant criminals
off the streets. "It's unbelievable to see so many innocent Americans that have been
killed by undocumented immigrant felons in recent years," Steinle said.
This was in Colorado, but the topic is still the same.
immigrant leaves Denver church sanctuary after nine months. Here's a heartwarming
story for you. A guy gets stuck in a basement for the better part of a year but finally gets out.
It's a pity we couldn't just stop right there because I could use some good news about now. Sadly,
this isn't the case at all. Out in Denver, Arturo Hernandez Garcia had been holed up in the basement
of the First Unitarian Society for the past nine months because he claimed sanctuary in the church.
Johnson's Stunning Statements on Sanctuary Cities and Immigration Law. Jeh Johnson
warned Congress not to pass any laws to stop sanctuary cities. He also made it clear he won't use
the tools available to him to return criminals from countries who don't want them back. It's not
just hardworking men and women crossing the southwest border, but drugs, weapons, victims of human
trafficking and people with terrorism ties, as well. The border is not secure and we don't have a
southern border, according to testimony in March of this year by border agent Chris Cabrera. Jeh
Johnson was asked about it on Tuesday and evaded the questions, answering with diversionary responses.
Johnson did say he does not want to see nor does he want to enforce any law against sanctuary cities.
Nor will he use the powers he has as DHS Chief against countries who refuse to repatriate illegal aliens
from their country. He will talk with them instead.
Activist Smears Victims of Illegal Alien Crime Before Their Congressional Hearing. An
advocate of mass immigration defended sanctuary cities and scoffed that an upcoming congressional
hearing featuring families whose children were murdered by illegals would be a "circus" during a
Monday [7/20/2015] press call.
deputies union ties pier killing to sheriff's order. The union representing San Francisco
sheriff's deputies filed a formal complaint against Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, linking the Pier 14 killing
of Kathryn Steinle to a March order that barred them from communicating with federal immigration agents,
according to documents obtained by The Chronicle. The murder arrest of a man whom deputies had freed
from jail despite a felony record and a history of deportations showed that Mirkarimi's policy "recklessly
compromises the safety of sworn personnel, citizens, and those who merely come to visit the San Francisco
area," the deputies wrote in the grievance.
Boon to Democrats. A new "sanctuary cities" map from the Center for Immigration Studies goes a
long way toward explaining why open-borders Democrats are so addicted to flouting our immigration laws.
When you consider the political makeup of the cities, counties, and states where illegal aliens are welcomed,
you start to suspect that the liberal elite in San Francisco and elsewhere aren't interested only in cheap
nannies and gardeners. For them, pulling in more illegal aliens is, perhaps first and foremost, about
pumping up their political power.
Luis Gutiérrez Calls Murder of Kate Steinle a 'Little Thing' on Telemundo.
Reporting on a recently released survey by Rasmussen Reports that indicates that 62% of Americans
oppose sanctuary city policies, Telemundo, the nation's second largest Spanish-language network,
slanted its coverage in favor of maintaining the controversial policy. Reporting from the sanctuary
city of Chicago, Telemundo correspondent Janet Rodríguez cited an unauthorized immigrant in favor of
the policy, along with two quotes from Congressman Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), who had the gall to
minimize Kate Steinle's murder, at the hands of a hardened criminal and five-time deportee, in the
sanctuary city of San Francisco.
Steinle May Not Look Like One of the President's Children, But Doesn't Her Life Matter, Too? Why
hasn't President Obama reached out to the family of Kate Steinle — the American gunned down in San Francisco
by an illegal alien? Ohio Congressman Steve Chabot asked Homeland Security Chief Jeh Johnson point blank
if the administration had reached out to the Steinle family. Johnson replied, "To who?" It was
nearly two weeks ago that Miss Steinle was murdered. As of this posting[,] her family has yet to receive
a single condolence note from the president.
'sanctuary' policy violates common sense. [Juan Francisco] Lopez-Sanchez was in the
San Francisco County jail in April and should have been deported yet again. Federal immigration
authorities had lodged a "detainer," seeking to get custody and do just that. All they needed was a
call or other contact from the sheriff's office. The contact was never made, not because of some
ghastly mistake or miscommunication but because of a city ordinance that prohibits police from honoring
detainers except in rare cases. And, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, because of a policy
by the local sheriff that bars contact with immigration authorities. After a local charge against
Lopez-Sanchez was dropped, he was held for three weeks, then put on the street. On July 1,
less than three months later, Steinle, 32, was dead, collateral damage in a long-running feud between
the local and federal governments over deportation.
be no sanctuary from the law. According to the Wall Street Journal, the last serious
attempt to count the number of federal criminal laws appears to have been made in 1982 by a retired
Justice Department official named Ronald Gainer. He failed, but the estimate then was "...50 titles
and 23,000 pages of federal law." Many more laws have been added since then. One thing is
certain: If you violate federal law you are likely to be punished with a fine, imprisonment or both.
These laws are supposed to apply to everyone, unless, it seems, you are an illegal alien living in San Francisco,
or any of the other sanctuary cities around the country.
Steinle's brother speaks out as Obama remains silent. At this point, the Obama
administration silence on the murder of Kate Steinle by an illegal immigrant with a long criminal
record who had been deported five times is even more deafening. They just don't care. Kate
Steinle isn't important to Obama. Because there's no political gain in Obama's base on this issue,
or the issue of sanctuary cities.
Steinle's family calls for change in immigration policy after San Francisco murder.
The family of Kate Steinle called for stricter immigration policy, claiming "the system failed in so
many ways" and led to the 32-year-old woman's murder in San Francisco. The crime forced the
Steinle family to see the holes in an immigration policy that would allow alleged murderer Juan
Francisco Lopez-Sanchez on the streets after getting deported five times for multiple felonies, they
told Fox News' Bill O'Reilly and Megyn Kelly Monday [7/13/2015].
slams Obama for not cracking down on 'sanctuary cities'. Republican White House hopeful and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry
slammed President Obama and his administration for not cracking down on illegal immigrants in "sanctuary cities." He accused
Obama of doing "absolutely nothing to prevent incidents like the murder of Kate Steinle," a 32-year-old woman who was allegedly
shot in San Francisco by a Mexican immigrant laborer who had been deported five times.
Lawmakers Working On Bill In Response To Kate Steinle's Murder By Illegal Alien.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is meeting with leadership in the upper chamber to craft a
law in response to last week's murder of a San Francisco woman by a five times-deported illegal
alien, Fox News' Bill O'Reilly reported on "The O'Reilly Factor" on Tuesday [7/7/2015]. The
action is a response to the murder of Kathryn Steinle. The 32-year-old was shot in broad daylight
on San Francisco's Pier 14 last Wednesday by Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a 45-year-old Mexican national
who has seven felonies on his criminal record.
Sanctuary Cities Released Some 8,000 Illegal Aliens With Criminal Records This Year.
While the amnesty chorus scrambles to whip up bogus "studies" that claim illegal aliens aren't prone
to committing crimes (other than the plethora of offenses required to be an illegal alien, of course) and
"sanctuary cities" aren't really a thing, hard data on the alien crime wave keeps pouring in.
The latest comes from the Center for Immigration Studies, which obtained data from the government with a
Freedom of Information Act request that showed some 8,000 aliens with criminal records were released by 276
"sanctuary" jurisdictions over the past eight months. That's a staggering degree of lawlessness
perpetrated against the American people by our elected officials.
Cities Make Nice Cartel Hubs. The Center for Immigration Studies posted an interactive
map of known sanctuary towns and cities on their website and is one of the few organizations keeping
track of them. Although federal regulations plainly require cooperation, the federal government
has never sued nor sanctioned a sanctuary jurisdiction, nor denied federal funds. In fact, the Obama
administration has made it difficult for the states and localities which choose to aid in enforcing
immigration laws, in some cases going so far as to sue to have such assistance prohibited. Arizona
is a prime example. These areas have become bastions of some very far-left activism and
anti-Americanism. They are also becoming hubs for Heroin in many cases.
Reduces CNN To Outright Lying: Sanctuary Cities Don't Exist. Because he's a left-wing
propagandist working for a left-wing propaganda outlet, CNN New Day anchor Chris Cuomo told the
world today that sanctuary cities don't exist. The description is a "misnomer," Cuomo said. "They
are not safe havens," Cuomo added, "It's about how they follow the [immigration law] process." With a
straight face, Cuomo dropped this nuclear lie while doing what he never does to Democrats: interrogating
Michael Cohen, an advisor to Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump: [...]
276 'sanctuary cities' let 8,145 illegal offenders free in just 8 months, 17,000 total. Some 276
"sanctuary cities," nearly 50 percent more than previously revealed, released over 8,000 illegal immigrants with
criminal records or facing charges free despite federal requests that they be turned over to Immigration and Customs
Enforcement for deportation, according to an explosive new report. The Center for Immigration Studies, revealing
new numbers it received under the Freedom of Information Act, said that those releases from cities that ignored federal
demands came over just eight months and are just part of an even larger release of 17,000 illegals with criminal records.
Hill Republicans dare crack down on sanctuary cities? Republican Tom Cotton, with a
number of allies, has introduced a bill in the Senate that would deny federal immigration and police
funding to cities that defy federal law. "It is unacceptable that cities would issue ordinances that
explicitly aim to frustrate federal immigration laws that are supposed to keep illegal immigrant
felons off the streets," Cotton said in a statement. "U.S. taxpayers shouldn't be expected to
support such misguided local policies that put their safety in jeopardy."
City Gangbanger Gets 10 Years For Triple Murder. Wilfredo "Flaco" Reyes is a gang
leader who killed three innocent people. Some would call him a monster for what he did.
The State of California however thinks he's a low-level offender and just sentenced him to 10 years
in prison for taking three lives. Believe it or not, this is related to San Francisco's sanctuary
city policy because it helped facilitate the triple homicide.
Cities Represent The Worst Kind Of Liberal Lawlessness. After sending mixed signals,
The Hill reports that Democrats will be making a concerted effort to defend San Francisco's
sanctuary laws and killing of Kathryn Steinle along the city's famous waterfront. Most Republicans
will avoid the matter altogether for the sake of political expediency. Soon enough, I imagine, it'll
be xenophobic to bring it up at all.
Kelly: Why Is Obama Ignoring Murder Of Katie Steinle? FOX News' Megyn Kelly opened
Thursday night's [7/9/2015] broadcast of her show with a monologue asking why President Obama and
the White House won't give Katie Steinle, the woman killed by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco,
the same attention it gave to cases involving Freddie Brown, Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin.
Kelly Eviscerates Obama's Silence on Katie Steinle: He can't make it about himself.
[T]he young woman gunned down by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco was just laid to rest,
surrounded by friends and family. It does not appear at this hour that anyone from the
Obama administration was in attendance.
meaning of Obama's silence. Obama remains silent because he cannot make [Katie Steinle's]
murder about himself. Obama remains silent because her murder illustrates the dilemma with one of
his schemes profoundly to transform the United States. Obama remains silent because her murder
illustrates the dilemma so indelibly. Obama remains silent because Sanchez represents the
politically incorrect illegal alien crime wave. Obama remains silent because he cannot
plausibly turn Steinle's death to his narrow political advantage. If there has ever been a
smaller man or bigger jerk than Barack Obama holding the office of president, we need to know now.
under Barack H. Obama's narcissism.
The Democrats cannot afford to abandon the idea of "sanctuary cities." It's all about politics.
Harris speaks out on Steinle, sanctuary, Sheriff — and Trump. In the wake
of the killing of Kate Steinle, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, a Democratic candidate
for US Senate, is standing staunchly behind sanctuary cities laws — and defends local law
enforcement's responsibility to make the call on how to deal with immigration authorities.
Harris spoke out Friday [7/10/2015] in an interview with the Chronicle regarding the case of
Steinle, whose alleged killer, Jose Francisco Lopez-Sanchez is an undocumented Mexican immigrant
with a string of felonies and five deportations.
Kate Steinle's family sue San Francisco over its sanctuary city policy? Looking for
justice? Move to Mexico. When it comes to looking to the U.S. courts for protection, you may have a
better chance if you're from south of the border. Kathryn "Kate" Steinle was shot dead on July 1,
allegedly by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a Mexican felon who was in the U.S. illegally. Lopez-Sanchez
would have been deported but for the fact that San Francisco is a "sanctuary city," which is why officials
there chose to release him and ignore an ICE detainer. This effectively put him back on the street.
And yet, if Steinle's family tries to sue the city for this travesty, it may be thrown out of court.
Uses Murder Committed By Illegal Immigrant To Pitch ... Gun Control. Last week,
32-year-old Kate Steinle was murdered at Pier 14 in San Francisco, shot to death by Juan Francisco
Lopez Sanchez, a 45-year old multiple deportee, according to his own words. Sanchez has been charged
with murder. He is pleading not guilty, and has claimed the shooting was the result of an "accidental
discharge." Sanchez is an illegal immigrant. He is also a convicted felon. He has been
deported five times and was back here again in San Francisco. Even liberal senator Dianne Feinstein
(D-CA) has classified Sanchez as a threat to public safety. But San Francisco is a "sanctuary city"
that does not obey or enforce federal immigration laws. Because of that, this public safety threat
was on the street. Because of that, a young woman is dead.
Want to Punish Sanctuary Cities. Following the murder of a young woman in San
Francisco by an illegal immigrant from Mexico, voters want to get tough on so-called "sanctuary
cities" that refuse to enforce immigration laws. Sixty-two percent (62%) of Likely U.S. Voters
think the U.S. Justice Department should take legal action against cities that provide sanctuary for
illegal immigrants. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 26%
oppose Justice Department action against sanctuary cities. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided.
Francisco Sheriff Brought Kate Steinle's Illegal Alien Killer Back to The City. Since
the horrifying murder of 32-year-old Kate Steinle in the sanctuary city of San Francisco last week
by illegal alien and multi-felon Francisco Sanchez, many have been asking how Sanchez "slipped
through the cracks." He didn't. In fact, according to a new report in the San Francisco Gate, San
Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi (who has a criminal history of his own) requested Sanchez be transferred
into his jurisdiction.
San Francisco Aided and Abetted the Murder of Kate Steinle. "Sanctuary cities" are cities within the
United States that refuse to comply with federal immigration laws and authorities — similar to the defiance
of Southern states to federal law during the civil rights era. By some estimates, there are more than 150 U.S.
cities that are endangering the safety of their citizens by refusing to turn over dangerous, criminal aliens to the
Department of Homeland Security or inquiring about the immigration status of suspects when they are arrested.
Introduces Legislation to Block Sanctuary Cities from Receiving Federal Law Enforcement Grants. "The
senseless murder of a young woman in San Francisco last week tragically illustrates that the politicization of the
immigration debate has now swamped even common-sense efforts to protect public safety. It is unacceptable that
cities would issue ordinances that explicitly aim to frustrate federal immigration laws that are supposed to keep
illegal immigrant felons off the streets. U.S. taxpayers shouldn't be expected to support such misguided local
policies that put their safety in jeopardy. No matter their political affiliation, local officials should
support the rule of law and protect the safety of all Americans."
Lawmakers Push Obama Administration to Get Tough on Sanctuary Cities After San Francisco Killing.
Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate are pressing the Obama administration to get tough with San Francisco
and other jurisdictions that don't cooperate on immigration enforcement, after the fatal shooting of a woman on a
popular stretch of the California city's waterfront. The man accused of the July 1 killing is an illegal
immigrant and convicted felon from Mexico who had been deported five or more times.
to Put an End to 'Sanctuary City' Nonsense. The Supreme Court has repeatedly held that
immigration is a federal matter — so why, then, are certain cities allowed to get away
with thumbing their noses at the law and declare themselves "sanctuaries"? I think we all know the
answer to that. Now comes freshman senator Tom Cotton with a modest proposal: become a
"sanctuary city," lose your federal funds: [...]
Perry: Cut Off Federal Crime Grants to Sanctuary Cities. This afternoon [7/9/2015], Rick Perry issued a statement and
offered a proposal on "sanctuary cities" that instruct their police department to not cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
Does It Take A Donald Trump To Rouse Republicans On Sanctuary Cities? It didn't take
long for Democrats to run for political cover after the July 1 shooting of Steinle, allegedly by a
five-time deported illegal alien with seven felonies on his record, as she strolled with her father on a
tourist pier in San Francisco. The city's left-wing mayor, Ed Lee, backtracked on its sanctuary
policy, saying he was looking for ways to cooperate with federal authorities. California Sens.
Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein vowed to investigate the outrage. Presidential front-runner
Hillary Clinton said apparent shooter, Francisco Sanchez, should have been deported (even as an aide
added the ridiculous claim Thursday [7/9/2015] that sanctuary cities make the public safer).
Immigration Secessionists. It turns out that everything we've heard about the evils of
states and localities defying federal law is wrong. So long as a jurisdiction is sticking its
thumb in the eye of the federal government on behalf of illegal immigrants who have been arrested
and jailed, defiance of federal authority is progressive and commendable. Over the years, the left
has created dozens upon dozens of so-called sanctuary cities devoted to frustrating federal immigration
enforcement and doing all they can to make a mockery of our laws. On immigration, they are in effect
little islands of secession.
Sanchez, Kate Steinle's Killer, Used 30 Aliases Over The Course Of A 25-Year Life Of Crime. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez,
the 45-year-old illegal alien who confessed to fatally shooting 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco last week, used more than
30 aliases throughout his life of crime, government sources tell The Daily Caller. Lopez-Sanchez's record, which stretches back
nearly 25 years, shows three lengthy federal prison sentences for felony illegal re-entry. It also shows that on many occasions,
Lopez-Sanchez was deported back to Mexico only to illegally re-enter the U.S. within days.
San Francisco criticism, Clinton once backed sanctuary city policies. High-profile Democrats now speaking out about
San Francisco's "sanctuary" treatment of an illegal immigrant charged with the murder of a young woman weren't always so critical
of the policies. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., both criticized San Francisco for ignoring a federal
request to hold Francisco Sanchez — who already had been deported five times — when he went into city custody
in March. He was released in April, and is now in jail for the murder last week of Kate Steinle, 32.
Over 200 'sanctuary cities' in 32 states and D.C.. There are over 200 "sanctuary cities" in 32 states
that give safe harbor to illegal immigrants, even violent ones with felony records like the man accused of killing a San
Francisco woman last week, according to a new analysis. The Center for Immigration Studies on Wednesday [7/9/2015]
posted a map of the cities.
Map Of "Sanctuary Cities": Where Local Governments Violate Federal Laws, Endanger Citizens.
More than 200 cities, counties and states across the United States are considered sanctuary cities.
These state and local jurisdictions have policies, laws, executive orders, or regulations allowing them to
avoid cooperating with federal immigration law enforcement authorities. These "cities" ignore federal
law authorizing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to administratively deport illegal aliens
without seeking criminal warrants or convictions from federal, state, or local courts.
Much For Obama's Slogan-Infested Immigration Stand. Problem one is the White House,
which won't enforce immigration laws. As tens of thousands of Central Americans, including children,
cross our border to join illegals that number at least 11 million, the administration refuses to
deport them. Bowing to the open border lobby and vote-hungry Democrats, the White House pretends
to focus on "felons, not families." The Steinle murder by illegal alien Francisco Sanchez puts the
lie to that. Nobody worries about deportation these days. The Obama administration favors illegals,
using executive orders to protect them. In 2014, Obama ordered the Department of Homeland Security
to release 30,558 illegals with criminal records onto U.S. streets, after releasing 36,007 illegals in 2013.
Blood On Their Hands, Democrats Suddenly Act Concerned About Illegal Immigration.
Suddenly everyone from Senator Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to Hillary Clinton is mumbling about how
"sanctuary cities" that help aliens avoid immigration law might not be such a hot idea, because
illegal alien murderer Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez is openly stating that he went to San Francisco
to take advantage of its sanctuary policies. While he was illegally strolling through the undefended
streets of Frisco, he randomly murdered a legal U.S. citizen named Kathryn Steinle, using a gun that was
evidently the personal property of a federal agent, stolen from his car some time previously.
SF Sheriff Blames Everyone Except Himself For Kate Steinle Murder. If you saw this guy
on TV in the last 36 hours you will note his smug liberal condescension oozes from his carefully
parsed lips. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had requested notification if the Illegal Alien
Murderer was going to be released. San Fran Sheriff Mirkarimi did not want to turn over the
illegal alien murderer, and he released the predator into the community to continue tracking his
prey. Kate Steinle became his next victim.
Church Abetting Sanctuary Nation? The random, heartless murder of a young tourist on
San Francisco's Pier 14 by a five-time illegal alien deportee who benefited from the "progressive"
city's sanctuary policy has law-abiding Americans, law enforcement officials and political opportunists
of all stripes up in arms. But for decades, feckless government leaders ignored the pleas of
families who suffered the bloody consequences of open borders.
Carson: 'No sanctuary cities'. GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said on Tuesday
that he opposes "sanctuary cities" and the protections they offer illegal immigrants. Carson
criticized cities for not cooperating with federal authorities on deportations, according to The
Boston Herald. "No sanctuary cities," Carson responded when asked about the policy during an
event at the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford, N.H. "I think that's ridiculous," the retired
immigrant who shot San Francisco woman with 'rifle stolen from FBI agent' appears in court. Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez
pleaded not guilty to murdering Kathryn Steinle as she walked on Pier 14 with her father. His public defender Matt Gonzalez
said the shooting last week appeared to be an 'accident' and Sanchez claims the rifle 'went off in his hands'. The San Francisco
chronicle claims that the rifle used to kill Miss Steinle had been stolen from an federal agent's car in June.
The Editor says...
The article above says the weapon was a stolen rifle. The article below says it was a .40 caliber pistol.
used in pier killing had been stolen from federal agent. The gun used to kill a 32-year-old woman on
San Francisco's waterfront was stolen from a federal agent in a car burglary in June, sources close to the
investigation said Tuesday [7/7/2015]. The .40-caliber pistol was stolen from the agent not long before
Kathryn Steinle was shot to death July 1 at Pier 14 on the Embarcadero, said one source, speaking on
condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk about the case publicly.
lawmaker moves to crack down on sanctuary cities in wake of murder. A California
lawmaker is making the first move to crack down on sanctuary city policies in San Francisco and the
rest of the state after a young woman was murdered, allegedly by an illegal immigrant freed by the
city just months earlier. State Sen. Jeff Stone, a Republican, announced Tuesday [7/7/2015] he
is drafting a bill that would require all California cities and counties to fully cooperate with
federal immigration officials.
Up Another Needless Death: Thank the Democrats' Treasonous Quest for Open Borders. According to
media outlets, [Juan Francisco] Lopez-Sanchez was arrested by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(ICE) agents who discovered that there was an outstanding warrant for a drug violation and did the right
thing: They turned him over to the police for prosecution and filed a detainer requesting that they
get him back at the conclusion of the charges. That's where things went seriously wrong. What
did the district attorney's office do? They promptly declined to prosecute and the warrant was dismissed.
White House Attempts To Blame GOP For Murder Of Woman In San Francisco By Illegal Alien. Last time I checked,
ICE is a federal agency run by the Executive Branch, meaning Mr. Obama, a Democrat and Josh Earnest's boss, is the head.
San Francisco is a city wholly run by Democrats.
The Sanctuary Country.
When national politicians fret about states that defy federal laws or even national attitudes, they
aren't talking about "sanctuary cities." No, that kind of defiance meets with their approval. If
those cities flew confederate flags or tardily issued gay marriage licenses, pols could work themselves up
into a lather about them. But ignoring federal immigration law? That's no big deal, until an
illegal immigrant in one of those cities shoots somebody and then the finger-pointing begins.
dodges 'sanctuary city' question after illegal immigrant kills Calif. woman. Homeland
Security Secretary Jeh Johnson declined to say Monday whether cities offering "sanctuary" to
dangerous illegal immigrants are posing a safety threat in the United States, just days after a
criminal alien who was given sanctuary in San Francisco shot and killed a California woman.
Johnson was asked if the death of Kathryn Steinle last Thursday proved that sanctuary cities were
part of the problem when it comes to removing dangerous immigrants. But Johnson didn't answer
directly, and instead said generally that the federal government is slowly starting to work more
effectively with state and local governments on deportation matters.
Steinle killing fuels outrage over Democrats' deportation opposition. The Democratic
campaign to relax national, state and local deportation policies is fueling outrage ignited by the
shocking slaying of a woman in San Francisco by an oft-deported illegal immigrant with seven felony
convictions. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte slammed the Obama administration
for turning federal requests to detain illegal immigrants into "something voluntary" and "releasing
criminals back onto the streets." "This administration is not enforcing our immigration laws,"
the Virginia Republican said. "And, quite frankly, I don't think they care."
Dying on the Sidewalk
of Nancy Pelosi's Sanctuary City. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) once said
that regardless of legal status, "north and south in this hemisphere... we are all Americans." Based
on that absurd statement, it stands to reason that Nancy Pelosi would be the Grand Diva of the sanctuary city
that gave 45-year-old illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez asylum from deportation. In the past,
Pelosi also warned America that if Republicans stopped ObamaCare funding for abortion 'women would die on the
floor.' Thus far, not one woman has "died on the floor" because of Republican policy. However,
what has happened is that in Pelosi's very own Democrat-controlled sanctuary city, on a warm summer evening,
a young woman perished on the sidewalk after being shot by an undocumented alien who found refuge under the
wings of Nancy Pelosi-approved lax immigration policy.
San Francisco —
Whose Sanctuary? Did San Francisco's sanctuary city ordinance contribute to the
senseless shooting death of Kathryn Steinle, 32, as she was out for an evening stroll on Pier 14
last week? This is a national story, because the federal government released accused shooter
Francisco Sanchez to a San Francisco jail in March and the jail released Sanchez to the streets
April 15 after the district attorney dropped a 20-year-old charge for marijuana possession.
Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi said he did so in keeping with San Francisco's sanctuary city policy.
Sheriff Defends Releasing Killer, Calls Trump 'Opportunist'. Sheriff Mirkarimi
appeared agitated as he spoke to San Francisco-based KRON 4 News, casting blame on U.S. Immigrations
and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for not filing a formal court application to detain Lopez-Sanchez. In
a separate CNN interview, Mirkarimi defended his refusal of ICE detainers. He called ICE policy the
"imperfect deportation and transferring of people." It is San Francisco Sheriff's department policy
to deny all ICE detainer requests. He indicated that he only honors court orders.
Unusual Is Francisco Sanchez Case? The Facts About Illegal Immigrants and Crimes.
According to a recent study released from the Center for Immigration Studies, the U.S. Immigration
and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released 30,558 criminally-convicted illegal immigrants, with a total
of 79,059 convictions altogether, in 2014. Furthermore, the CIS report shows that among the
904,000 illegal immigrants who have ignored orders to leave the U.S., approximately 167,527 of these
are convicted criminal immigrants. Likewise, CIS's April 2015 statistics indicate ICE has only
arrested 11,983 at-large convicted criminal immigrants — despite the fact 168,000
criminal immigrants were identified.
House: We Aren't Going to Comment on Murder of Kate Steinle By 7-Time Felon Illegal Alien. Speaking to
reporters from the White House Monday [7/6/2015], Press Secretary Josh Earnest refused to issued comment on the murder
of Kate Steinle, who was killed by a seven-time felon illegal alien last week in the sanctuary city of San Francisco.
Her killer was deported five times before taking her life and admitted he went to San Francisco because he knew he'd be able
to escape federal authorities thanks to sanctuary policies. "I can't speak to this specific case," Earnest said.
"I'd refer you to DHS."
killing Trumps San Francisco's sanctuary city policy. The horrific murder of a pretty
young woman by an illegal alien at a prime tourist location in San Francisco is validating the
argument of Donald Trump on the influx of violent criminals, and causing at least some local media
reflection in arguably the nation's most politically correct city. This morning edition of the San
Francisco Chronicle website (which reflects the newspaper's front page to some extent) gives
prominent placement to Trump's contention that the murder of Kathryn Steinle shows that he's right.
Francisco — A "Sanctuary City" For Whom Exactly? A San Francisco article
gives some insight into how the decision to make a "sanctuary city", has now made them a safe harbor
for illegal alien criminals, murderers and rapists. Alternate headline: "Donald Trump Is Right".
I Chose SF Because It Is A 'Sanctuary City'. Five-time deportee, seven-time convicted
felon Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez said in a new interview Sunday [7/5/2015] with a local ABC News affiliate
that he came to San Francisco because he knew the sanctuary city would not hand him over to
Four Democratic Presidential Candidates Support 'Sanctuary Cities'. As a senator from
New York, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner, twice made public statements backing
sanctuary cities. In 2008, she and two other Democratic candidates, Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders
and former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, voted against an amendment that would block federal funds from going
to sanctuary cities. And last year, as governor of Maryland, Martin O'Malley announced that the Baltimore
city jail would stop honoring requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold illegal
aliens until they could be deported.
arrested in connection with San Francisco killing had been deported several times, officials
say. The man arrested in connection with the seemingly random killing of a woman who
was out for a stroll with her father along the San Francisco waterfront is an illegal immigrant who
previously had been deported five times, federal immigration officials say. Further,
Immigration and Customs Enforcement says San Francisco had him in their custody earlier this year
but failed to notify ICE when he was released.
Progressive Policies That Murdered Kate Steinle. [Scroll down] Although this
violent thug pulled the trigger, progressives, through the laws they have enacted, put this man on
the streets which allowed him to murder. Federal authorities had Lopez-Sanchez in custody in
March after he was set free from a federal prison. They transferred him to San Francisco authorities
because he was wanted by them on drug-related charges. The feds filed what's called an "immigration
detainer" requesting that the local authorities notify them before releasing the man. But San
Francisco, home of the most militant leftists in America, refused the request because local policy
forbids it. The prisoner in effect got a "get out of jail free card" from the left-wing open-borders
movement which argues that keeping illegals in jail violates their constitutional rights.
Steinle was Murdered by a Sanctuary City. In San Francisco, city employees are barred
from aiding ICE in raids, arrests or investigations unless "required by federal or state law, or a
warrant." Among those political figures who could feel the heat is the pro-sanctuary Kamala
Harris, California's Democratic attorney general and possible replacement for retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer.
Steinle Died Because of Democrat Policies. The family of a California woman who was
allegedly shot dead by an illegal Mexican immigrant have criticized officials who didn't hand him
over after he was jailed just months before the attack. Grieving relatives of Kathryn Steinle,
32, who was shot dead on San Francisco's Pier 14 Thursday night [7/2/2015], made the comments in light of
revelations that alleged killer Francisco Sanchez, 45, had already been sent back over the border five times.
Brown, Harris Allowed S.F. Murderer To Stalk The Streets. The senseless, random murder
of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle last week, allegedly by illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez,
has shocked the city of San Francisco and outraged the nation. The alleged murderer was free
because of a local policy and state law that prevent cooperation with federal immigration
detainers — and because of a federal government that encourages such disobedience.
Cops should not have freed suspect now charged in random killing. U.S. immigration
officials said Friday [7/3/2015] that the San Francisco Police Department did not honor a request
they made in March to hold onto a Mexican citizen now charged in the random shooting of a tourist on
the San Francisco pier. Francisco Sanchez, 45, has been charged with killing a 31-year-old woman
who was strolling with her family along the scenic Embarcadero waterfront on Wednesday evening,
arrested in connection with San Francisco killing had been deported several times, officials
say. The man arrested in connection with the seemingly random killing of a woman who
was out for a stroll with her father along the San Francisco waterfront is an illegal immigrant who
previously had been deported five times, federal immigration officials say. Further,
Immigration and Customs Enforcement says San Francisco had him in their custody earlier this year
but failed to notify ICE when he was released.
mourned, suspect held in random killing on S.F. pier. The suspect was identified as
Francisco Sanchez, who is approximately 45 and whose last known address was in Texas. He spoke with
homicide inspectors and was later jailed on suspicion of murder, officials said. Sanchez was on
probation, said Sgt. Michael Andraychak, who wouldn't elaborate.
is 'randomly shot to death at popular San Francisco pier in broad daylight. The man
accused of randomly shooting dead a California woman as she walked along a popular San Francisco
pier has a serious criminal history and has been deported to Mexico multiple times, according to
reports. What's more, Francisco Sanchez, 45, was already on probation out of Texas and should have
been sent to federal authorities as an 'enforcement priority' following a Bay Area arrest four months ago.
California bill could
create sanctuary state for non-felon illegal immigrants. California lawmakers are considering a new bill that could create a sanctuary
state for illegal immigrants seeking protection from Arizona's strict immigration law. The Transparency and Responsibility Using State Tools,
or TRUST Act, which is currently making its way through the California legislature, would prohibit local law enforcement from turning over illegal
immigrants for deportation except for those with serious felony convictions.
The Epicenter of Progressive Contempt for
the Rule of Law. Of the many serious flaws that attach themselves to progressive ideology,
perhaps the worst is the reality that the rule of law means nothing if it conflicts with the progressive
worldview. ... San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey told the San Francisco Examiner he will begin
thumbing his nose at federal law enforcement officials on June 1st — to comply with San
Francisco's sanctuary city ordinance.
Sanctuary State. Americans are familiar with sanctuary cities and counties but now California
appears to be heading toward becoming the first sanctuary state. While Georgia, Pennsylvania, and
Arizona have passed legislation taking a tougher stand on illegal immigration, California is heading in
the opposite direction with bills such as AB 540, AB 1081, AB 130, and AB 131.
Francisco to Stop Detaining Arrested Immigrants for Deportation. San Francisco, one of the first
sanctuary cities in the nation, plans to end its cooperation with federal immigration officials and start
releasing illegal immigrants arrested for minor offenses before they can be picked up for deportation.
Illegal Sanctuaries. A Government Accountability Office study found that 55,322 criminal aliens
were arrested a total of at least 459,614 times, averaging over eight arrests per alien. The Department
of Justice expressed its surprise at the "extremely high" rate of re-arrests for criminal aliens when it found
that that 73 criminal aliens in a study group were arrested a total of 429 times. Localities that
adopt "sanctuary" policies, in an effort to be welcoming to both legal and illegal immigrants, need to
consider whether such policies have the effect of attracting and incubating crime.
8 crack dealers
shielded by S.F. walk away. An effort by San Francisco to shield eight young Honduran crack
dealers from federal immigration officials backfired when the youths escaped from Southern California group
homes within days of their arrival, officials said Monday [6/30/2008]. The walkaways are the latest in
a string of embarrassments for city officials who are protecting illegal-immigrant drug dealers from federal
authorities and possible deportation because of San Francisco's 1989 declaration that the city is a
sanctuary for undocumented immigrants.
once found sanctuary in San Francisco. The man charged with killing a father and two sons on a
San Francisco street last month was one of the youths who benefited from the city's long-standing practice of shielding
illegal immigrant juveniles who committed felonies from possible deportation, The Chronicle has learned.
Bush Should Strip Sanctuary Cities of Federal
Funds. Three good men are dead thanks largely to San Francisco's outrageous sanctuary-city
policy, which forbids city authorities from notifying federal immigration authorities when they arrest
illegal aliens for crimes they commit, and it's time for President Bush to crack down on all the cities
in the United States that follow this absurd policy.
Top 10 Examples of San Francisco Silliness.
San Francisco is a sanctuary city, where illegal immigrants can find safe haven. Since 1989, city police
officers have been forbidden from inquiring into an offender's immigration status. As a result, the
city has been plagued by violence committed by illegal immigrants who should have been deported for earlier,
less serious offenses.
sanctuary policy in 3 slayings. San Francisco's immigrant sanctuary policies played a "substantial"
role in the slayings of a father and two of his sons by allowing city officials to shield the alleged killer from
deportation, despite his violent history, according to a legal claim filed Friday [8/22/2008] on behalf of the
victims' family. The claim is likely to be followed by a wrongful death lawsuit in which the family of
Tony Bologna and his sons could seek millions of dollars from the city.
Shoes Liberal Celebrities Won't Wear. Althea Rae Shaw of Los Angeles wrote an outraged open letter
to Colbert after last week's Capitol Hill circus. She is the aunt of 17-year-old Jamiel Andre Shaw II, a
young black high-school student who was gunned down by an illegal-alien gang member in 2008 amid brown-on-black
violence in southern California. The Shaw family has spearheaded efforts to repeal dangerous sanctuary
policies in Los Angeles that protect criminal illegal aliens and handcuff local law enforcement.
Politicians Double Down on Dangerous 'Sanctuary City' Policies. Chicago politicians and advocates of mass immigration are
pushing "sanctuary city" policies that allow criminal aliens to run rampant and resulted in the high-profile death of one city resident
in 2011, according to Progress Illinois. Many want to shield illegal aliens from immigration authorities. Illegals with
pending criminal cases should not have their information given to U.S. Immigration and Customers Enforcement (ICE) if they're stopped
again by police, says one advocate.