Where appropriate, I’ve added the accurate term ILLEGAL ALIEN to offset the PC shit published in the article.
From the Sacramento Bee.
A U.S. Senate hearing Tuesday highlighted growing frustration by lawmakers of both parties with some local governments’ refusal to fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities, as senators heard from the widow of a Sacramento County sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver, who prosecutors say was murdered by an undocumented immigrant. (Read: ILLEGAL ALIEN)
The Senate Judiciary Committee’s scrutiny of federal immigration enforcement policies came a few weeks after this month’s killing of San Francisco resident Kathryn Steinle. The undocumented immigrant (Read: ILLEGAL ALIEN) charged in that case, Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez, had a lengthy criminal record and was deported several times. San Francisco, a so-called sanctuary city, had released Sanchez despite federal immigration officials’ request that he be detained.
According to the committee, San Francisco and other local governments in 276 counties in 43 states have turned down 8,811 immigration detainer (Read: ILLEGAL ALIEN) requests. Of that number, 62 percent involved people who had been previously charged or convicted of a crime or presented other concerns. Almost 1,900 went on to be arrested on suspicion of new crimes.
……Danny Oliver, 47, was killed Oct. 24, 2014, at a Motel 6 parking lot near Arden Way. Authorities say Luis Enriquez Monroy Bracamontes, who was in the U.S. illegally, killed Oliver at the start of a regionwide crime spree in which he also killed Placer County sheriff’s Detective Michael Davis Jr. and wounded several others. Bracamontes faces the death penalty.
Susan Oliver said her husband, a father of two and 15-year department veteran, loved his job working in the problem-oriented policing program, known as POP.
“The last thing my husband attempted to do as a POP officer was to ask the man inside the car how his day was going,” Oliver said. “But he never made it to the driver’s window.”
The House of Representatives is scheduled to take up a bill this week to block federal funding for jurisdictions that resist turning over immigrants (Read: ILLEGAL ALIEN) to federal authorities.
Yeah, we’ll see how that works out.
From The Washington Times.
Choking back tears, parents whose children were slain by illegal immigrants said Tuesday the federal government and so-called sanctuary cities both share blame for their children’s deaths, and pleaded with Congress for an all-out effort to secure the border and deport those who already snuck in.
“I don’t want your sympathy, I want you to do something,” demanded Laura Wilkerson, whose 18-year-old son was strangled, had his throat smashed and his body lit on fire by an illegal immigrant trained in mixed martial arts. “Quit sitting silent because it’s going to help you get a vote.”
The lawmakers, who said they were moved by the testimony of Ms. Wilkerson and a handful of others who recounted their relatives’ murders, vowed to take action and trained much of their criticism on San Francisco, whose sanctuary policy protected an illegal immigrant whom police have accused of killing 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle earlier this month as she walked on Pier 14 with her father.
“I’m hopeful I don’t have to hit somebody over the head with the federal hammer,” Sarah Saldana, director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said.
Forget the hammer, drop a bomb.
Tuesday’s hearing grew heated at one point as the victims’ families were leaving the witness table and Ms. Saldana and her counterpart, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Leon Rodriguez, took their seats.
Don Rosenberg, whose son was killed by an illegal immigrant in a drunken driving incident, but who was not on the witness panel, stepped forward and scolded sanctuary city defenders.
“How dare you!” he said in remarks that appeared to be addressed to the Rev. Gabriel Salguero, pastor of Lamb’s Church of the Nazarene in New York City, who defended sanctuary policies.
Mr. Rosenberg continued to admonish the sanctuary city defenders as Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley banged his gavel and demanded order. Mr. Rosenberg was escorted out of the room by U.S. Capitol Police, trailed by a horde of reporters and photographers.
Rosenberg’s fury sums up the anger felt by all victims of the federal government’s welcome mat for illegal aliens.
The rest of the hearing was calmer, but no less intense, with Ms. Wilkerson recounting the graphic details from the autopsy report on her son, Joshua, and Jim Steinle recounting his daughter’s final words to him moments after she was shot and fell to the ground: “Help me, Dad.”
The man accused in that shooting, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, had been deported five times before and was still being sought by Ms. Saldana’s ICE agents — but the federal Bureau of Prisons had shipped him to San Francisco instead on a decades-old drug warrant.
San Francisco authorities decided not to pursue the drug case, but rather than turn Sanchez over to ICE, which had put a detainer request on him, the county sheriff’s department released Sanchez as per its sanctuary policy. Under that policy, the sheriff won’t even inform ICE when an illegal immigrant is about to be released, shielding them from being picked up by agents.
Now, in the wake of the killing and the growing political pressure to do something, the sheriff and the city’s mayor are exchanging letters over whether the sanctuary policy can be changed under city law.
……“I want you to be angry that America’s borders are wide open. America does not know who is in this country. It is time to put Americans first,” Ms. Wilkerson said. “Close the borders, figure out who is really here. Keep statistics. Realize that we are at war right here in this country.”
……Mr. Grassley also prodded Mr. Rodriguez over Mr. Obama’s 2012 tentative deportation amnesty, and one case in particular, where an illegal immigrant granted amnesty was later accused of four murders in North Carolina. Mr. Rodriguez has admitted the man had gang ties that should have prevented him from being approved for the amnesty.
But when Mr. Grassley demanded to know who had been fired over the incident, Mr. Rodriguez said nobody had been cut loose. Instead, he said, employees had been “counseled” on how to apply the amnesty so gang members don’t get approved. He also said his agency had rechecked hundreds of thousands of amnesty recipients to weed out other gang members.
The trouble is, none of them should be cut loose. None of them should get amnesty. All of them should be detained, sent to prison, then deported after serving time.
We’re still waiting for the laws to be enforced.