Sanctuary cities are becoming safe havens for dangerous, violent, illegal criminals.
32-year-old Kate Steinle was shot in the back by an illegal immigrant who was deported five times, but somehow made it back across the border each time he was deported. The shooter Garcia Zarate was acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges, but was found guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The shooting of Kate Steinle sparked a national debate over sanctuary cities. In the midst of the debate, Democrats double down and introduced even more sanctuary cities across the country. In November of this year, New Jersey went even further and became a sanctuary state.
Last week a Newman Police Department corporal Ronil Singh pulled over Gustavo Perez Arriaga, 32, on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). About three minutes into the stop, Gustavo Perez an illegal immigrant with gang affiliations, open fire on the officer striking him and eventually killing him.
Thomas Homan, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in an interview with Fox News back in March of this year, that the DOJ needs to file charges against politicians who run sanctuary cities and municipalities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration authorities and also deny them funding.
Homan said “politicians should be held personally accountable for crimes committed by people living in the U.S. illegally.”
He also went on to say “We’ve got to start charging some of these politicians with crimes.”
“I think it’s terrible–you got the state of California that wants to put politics ahead of public safety, ahead of officer safety. What they have done is forced my officers to arrest dangerous criminals on their turf, in their homes and places of business, rather than arresting them in the safety and security of a county jail,” Homan complained. “It’s ridiculous to annoyingly and intentionally put law enforcement at risk.”
Seven months later and we are worse off than we were before. Word is spreading of sanctuary cities not cooperating with ICE agents and cities instituting illegal immigration funding. Consequently, we are seeing an influx of illegals coming across the border, bringing with them young children some too young to make the journey and are dying of dehydration and respiratory illnesses.