Kirsters Baish| After the verdict of the Kate Steinle murder case came out last week and her killer was acquitted in a San Fransisco Court, Americans were outraged. One Republican member of Congress decided it was time to introduce a bill which would put an end to sanctuary cities and keep Americans safe.
Many people are aware of the horrific story of Kate Steinle’s murder by now. An illegal immigrant named Jose Garcia Zarate, who was deported a total of five times prior to murdering Steinle, openly admitted to killing her in 2015. Zarate is no stranger to law enforcement. He has been convicted of seven felonies and has been deported five times. He was released by officials in San Fransisco right before he shot and killed Steinle while she was walking with her father. There was an ICE detainer on him at the time.
The fact that Zarate was acquitted after openly admitting that he was indeed the one who killed Steinle left Americans in an outrage. The Justice Department even issued a federal arrest warrant in relation to Steinle’s murder.
Due to the ridiculousness of local officials having ignored federal law with impunity, Indiana Representative Todd Rokita has just introduced a bill which would hold sanctuary cities responsible for this kind of crime. If Rokita’s bill passes officials of sanctuary cities would face a million-dollar fine and could face up to five years in federal prison if convicted of harboring illegal aliens.
Fox News reported:
Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita’s bill is one of the most aggressive pieces of legislation to date aimed at sanctuary city policies, going beyond the Justice Department’s threat to cut off grants to those jurisdictions.
His “Stopping Lawless Actions of Politicians (SLAP) Act” would hold state and local lawmakers criminally responsible for refusing to comply with federal immigration enforcement efforts. The Republican’s bill would subject violators to a $1 million fine and up to five years in prison if they are convicted.
Unfortunately, the Steinle family isn’t the only family who has lost a loved one because of an illegal alien. American families lose loved ones every single year because of illegal immigrants and the disgusting policies that exist within sanctuary cities.
Last Friday a man who had been deported from America more than 20 times was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman inside her Oregon home. He then attacked another woman in a parking lot. This many somehow made it back to America after being deported all of those times. This man is just one of countless illegal immigrants who commit sexual crimes against Americans every single year. Why is the left doing nothing to stop this?
Sexual assault isn’t the only problem we are seeing, however. Recent reports have shown that at least 13 American citizens are killed every single day by illegal aliens in drinking and driving cases. That’s roughly 5,000 American deaths that could have been prevented every single year. In the case of drugs, 43,000 illegal aliens are convicted of drug-related offenses every single year.
The numbers are staggering. Around 60 percent of all federal prosecutions in our country are related in some way to immigration-related crimes.
Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu explained, “Pinal County has followed the trend of the majority of counties across the United States, so we have seen most of our major crime statistics drop during the past few years. The one area we have not seen drop — which has seen dramatic increases in fact — is crimes tied to illegal immigration. Our high-speed vehicle pursuits have rapidly increased each year from 142 in 2007 to 340 such incidents in 2010. Marijuana seizures have spiked from a low in 2008 of about 19,600 pounds to over 45,500 pounds in 2010.”
Babel’s comments were from a couple of years ago, but the point is the same, if not worse. Illegal immigration has had such a negative effect on our country. There are reasons why we have rules and regulations and a vetting process to come into our country. Sanctuary city officials must be held responsible for allowing this to happen.
We must all follow the law. There will be consequences for those who break it and those who condone breaking it.