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  • Family of Kate Steinle files lawsuit over deadly shooting on San Francisco pier

    05/27/2016 12:07:38 PM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    FOXNEWS/AP ^ | May 27, 2016
    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. The...
  • Shameful: Sanctuary City Protections Remain in San Francisco Even After Kate Steinle Death

    05/25/2016 4:44:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    In a slap in the face to the family of Kate Steinle, a young woman who last year was killed by an illegal immigrant, San Francisco has decided to retain its status as a sanctuary city. The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation that upholds the city's policy on limiting law enforcement from providing assistance to federal immigration authorities aiming to apprehend or deport individuals. The board's decision allows illegal immigrants like Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez to escape proper punishment. Sanchez, who had been deported five times before, shot and killed Steinle last summer while she was walking along the...
  • 'Sanctuary City' bill would penalize New Orleans

    05/17/2016 3:57:24 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies
    http://www.wwltv.com/ ^ | 5/6/16 | Paul Murphy, WWL
    New Orleans is one of two cities in Louisiana identified by some as a so called "Sanctuary City." The other is Lafayette.A Sanctuary City is defined as a city with policies or laws that limit the extent to which law enforcement and other government employees will go to assist the federal government on immigration matters.NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison says immigration is a federal matter and it should be enforced by federal authorities."Many chiefs around the country, I stand with them and they stand with us that immigration is not a local police department issue to enforce," Harrison said. " A...
  • San Francisco to Expand ‘Sanctuary City’ Law — Even After Steinle Murder

    05/11/2016 3:29:02 AM PDT · by detective · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 May 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Elected leaders of the city that harbored an illegal alien-turned-killer last year are voting Tuesday on whether to pass an ordinance that would make San Francisco an even more hospitable sanctuary city for illegally present foreign nationals. The Board of Supervisors is considering the measure, which would further tie the hands of local law enforcement, effectively preventing their ability to give an inmate’s personal information or release date to federal immigration officials, according to KQED radio. Supervisor John Avalos introduced the proposed pro-Sanctuary City change.
  • NJ town providing legal tips to illegal immigrants to skirt ICE raids

    02/17/2016 4:15:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2016 | Cody Derespina
    A New Jersey town is attempting to protect illegal immigrants from "really unfortunate" arrests by publishing handouts in English and Spanish that encourage immigrants "to remain silent" and "have a plan!" if confronted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. The response from Princeton officials comes following the targeted arrest of two illegal immigrants in the town early Thursday morning, one of whom had a drunken driving conviction, an ICE official told NJ.com. Councilwoman Heather Howard has been a leading advocate for working with the local immigrant population to prevent detentions and deportations. "These [arrests] are really unfortunate," she told...
  • Gage Park victims' identities officially released by medical examiner (CHICAGO)

    02/06/2016 2:55:58 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Feb 6, 2016
    Gage Park victims' identities officially released by medical examiner Chicago Tribune staff Contact Reporter The Cook County medical examiner's office on Saturday officially released information on the identities of the six people found killed inside a Gage Park home this week. The six family members were found dead a little after 1 p.m. Thursday when police were called to a home in the 5700 block of South California Avenue because a man who lived there had not shown up for work. Those killed were identified as Rosaura Martinez, 58, who family members have said went by Rosaura Hernandez; her husband,...
  • San Francisco Might Not be a Sanctuary City Under Sheriff Hennessy

    01/21/2016 11:17:16 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Jan 20 2016 | Greg Zeman
    Ross Mirkarimi is no longer Sheriff, but his controversial order barring deputies from tipping off immigration when a jail inmate eligible for deportation is released is still at the center of a debate over San Francisco's "Sanctuary City" policy. The fatal shooting this summer of Kate Steinle by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez — a homeless, undocumented Mexican national who had been sprung from County Jail a few months prior — became a campaign prop for the likes of Donald Trump. It may also have been the final straw for Mirkarimi in the eyes of voters, who elected current Sheriff Vicki Hennessy...
  • Man Who Ran Over Cop in Texas Sanctuary City is 3-Time Deported Illegal Alien

    11/12/2015 11:40:49 AM PST · by detective · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Nov 2015 | Bob Price
    The man who used a vehicle to run over a Dallas, Texas, police officer is an illegal alien who has been deported three times over the past 11 years. Eduardo Gonzalez-Rios, 29, is in the Dallas County jail after being treated for his gunshot wound, the Dallas Morning News (DMN) reported. He is currently being held on three counts of aggravated assault on a public servant and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials placed a detainer on him.
  • Watch: Senator Ted Cruz Destroys Harry Reid Over Opposition To Kate's Law

    11/07/2015 7:43:54 AM PST · by Isara · 76 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | November 5th 2015 | Hannity.com Staff
    Ted Cruz has been on the Senate floor fighting for the passage of Kate's law, the law named for Kate Steinle who was murdered by an illegal alien in July of this year. The bill would block states and cities from receiving federal law enforcement funding if they refuse to communicate with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement due to that state or city's "sanctuary city" policies.One of the bills most vocal opponents has been Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. During yesterday's debate on the Senate floor, Reid falsely characterized the bill as one that would "tear innocent families apart."Senator Cruz fired...
  • Liberals Are Losing the Culture Wars

    11/04/2015 9:55:48 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 70 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 4, 2015 | By Molly Ball
    In Tuesday’s elections, voters rejected recreational marijuana, transgender rights, and illegal-immigrant sanctuaries; they reacted equivocally to gun-control arguments; and they handed a surprise victory to a Republican gubernatorial candidate who emphasized his opposition to gay marriage. Democrats have become increasingly assertive in taking liberal social positions in recent years, believing that they enjoy majority support and even seeking to turn abortion and gay rights into electoral wedges against Republicans. But Tuesday’s results—and the broader trend of recent elections that have been generally disastrous for Democrats not named Barack Obama—call that view into question. Indeed, they suggest that the left has...
  • San Francisco "sanctuary City" Sheriff Loses Re-Election

    11/04/2015 7:53:35 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/4/2015
    The San Francisco sheriff who over the summer became embroiled in a national debate over 'sanctuary city' policies on Tuesday 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. As of early Wednesday morning, Hennessy had received 62 percent of the vote to just 31 percent for Mirkarimi. Mirkarimi was the subject of national criticism after Mexican illegal immigrant Francisco Sanchez allegedly shot and killed 32 year old Kate Steinle...
  • CAUTION SNOWFLAKES: Triggers Ahead

    11/04/2015 7:55:52 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-4-2013 | MOTUS
    Election day highlights from around the country: Ohio nixes marijuana, San Francisco boots their Sanctuary City Sheriff and Kentucky elects a Republican governor whose black, female lieutenant governor running mate has a back story that sounds like a female version of Ben Carson’s.Oh, and did I mention that both Governor-elect Matt Belvin and his Lt. Governor, Jenean Hampton, are Tea Party activists who have never held public office before?  That sounds like bad news for the DNC and the RNC. Connect the dots, Reince.   And as a follow-up on this week’s informal topic, free speech, there’s this killer article from...
  • Conflicted San Francisco voters eject sanctuary city sheriff

    11/04/2015 7:45:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    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. (Fox News) Embattled San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi convincingly lost his bid for re-election Tuesday after spending months in the national spotlight as the face of his city’s controversial “sanctuary city” policy on illegal immigration.Mirkarimi, 54, was defeated...
  • San Francisco sheriff loses re-election bid amid 'sanctuary city' controversy

    11/04/2015 3:55:46 AM PST · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 11-4-2015 | Foxnews.com
    Embattled San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi convincingly lost his bid for re-election Tuesday after spending months in the national spotlight as the face of his city's controversial "sanctuary city" policy on illegal immigration. 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. With 42 percent of precincts reporting, Henessy had received 63 percent of the vote to 31 percent for Mirkarimi. Mirkarimi and his office received heavy criticism after Mexican illegal immigrant Francisco Sanchez allegedly shot and killed 32-year-old Kate Steinle on San...
  • North Carolina figures out the sanctuary city problem

    11/01/2015 6:57:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/01/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Every once in a while somebody comes along with a solution that makes you smack yourself on the forehead and say, why didn’t I think of that? We’ve now seen such a piece of innovative thinking coming out of North Carolina where Governor Pat McCrory has just signed a new bill into law which will effectively outlaw the idea of so called “sanctuary cities” in his state. One down, 49 to go. (Fox News) North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill into law Wednesday that bans any policy that interferes with the enforcement of federal immigration laws.The Protect...
  • New Sanctuary City law could force Charlotte to change civil rights resolution

    10/30/2015 2:23:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    WBTV ^ | 10/29/15 | Steve Harrison
    CHARLOTTE, NC - Gov. Pat McCrory's signing Wednesday of a bill that would prohibit N.C. municipalities from becoming "sanctuary cities" may force Charlotte to remove language in a civil rights resolution that prohibits police from asking about immigration status. House Bill 318, the Protect North Carolina Workers Act, could also affect Charlotte's efforts to create a municipal ID. Under the new law, municipalities can create their own IDs, but they cannot be recognized by local governments. One exception is that police can use the ID if it's the only way to identify someone. Charlotte council members support a Charlotte-specific ID...
  • Sanctuary City Policies Will No Longer Be Tolerated In Texas Say Gov. Abbott

    10/26/2015 10:40:59 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/26/2015 | Bob Price
    Governor Abbott wrote the tersely worded letter to Sheriff Valdez after her decision announced earlier this month to scale back on honoring immigration detainers sent to her jail by the federal government’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Her announcement was reported by Breitbart Texas on October 12. “’Sanctuary City’ policies like those promoted by your recent decision to implement your own case-by-case immigrant detention plan will no longer be tolerated in Texas,” Abbott began in his letter attached below. “Your decision to not fully honor U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) requests to detain criminal immigrants poses a serious danger to...
  • “We the People Implies ‘We the Citizens’, not ‘We the Illegal Aliens’”.

    10/24/2015 1:15:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    Those were my first remarks to the Huntington Park City Council, following their appointment of two illegals to city commissions. The outrage of August 17th has exploded into an onslaught of legal, moral, and cultural forces against one city trying to upend the rule of law and turn one city, California, and the entire country in to a sanctuary for illegal aliens.Working with pro-immigration enforcement activists, all fighting under the banner of “We the People Rising”, dedicated conservatives throughout Southern California and around the country are starting to rise up against unjust representatives, illegal actions, and immoral policies which have...
  • Cruz: Democrats 'Choosing to Stand with Convicted Felons'

    10/22/2015 12:35:56 PM PDT · by Isara · 6 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | October 22, 2015 | James Barrett
    Watch the video of Ted Cruz on O'Reilly Factor. On the "O'Reilly Factor" Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) condemned Democrats for "choosing to stand with convicted felons like the murderer of Kate Steinle rather than with the American people."In his exchange with host Bill O'Reilly, Cruz discussed the Democrats' vote to block "Kate's Law," the measure named after Steinle that would impose a mandatory five-year sentence to any illegal immigrant that is deported and then found to have illegally returned to the U.S. Steinle was murdered by an convicted felon, multi-time deported illegal immigrant who was sheltered...
  • Cruz hits Dems on immigration: 'With whom do you stand?'

    10/20/2015 4:24:32 PM PDT · by Isara · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/20/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Tuesday challenged Democrats to support a bill that would punish cities that don't adhere to federal immigration laws, and said today's vote on the bill will let voters see if Democrats favor illegal immigrants over Americans. "For every Democratic senator, this vote today is a simple decision: With whom do you stand?" Cruz said on the Senate floor. "Do you stand with the violent, criminal illegal aliens who are being released over and over again?" The bill would block federal funding to any of the more than 200 cities around the country that have decided...
  • Senate Democrats block 'sanctuary cities' legislation

    10/20/2015 12:09:18 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 47 replies
    AP ^ | 10/20/2015 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    Senate Democrats have blocked legislation to crack down on "sanctuary cities" that shield residents from federal immigration authorities. The 54-45 vote on the measure fell shy of the 60 required to move to final vote on the bill, which Republicans have pushed since the July 1 shooting of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco. The man charged in the killing was in the country illegally despite a long criminal record and multiple prior deportations. The bill by Louisiana Sen. David Vitter would punish jurisdictions that prohibit the collection of immigration information or don't cooperate with federal requests, blocking them from receiving...
  • Taking On Sanctuary City Lawlessness

    10/09/2015 3:58:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/09/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    Can Kate's Law succeed in Congress? 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...
  • Cruz Co-Sponsors Bill to Defund Sanctuary Cities

    10/08/2015 1:53:42 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 6 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 10/8/2015 | Cortney O'Brien
     Presidential candidate Ted Cruz (R-TX), along with several other senators, helped introduce the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act this week as a means to crack down on illegal immigration. “In light of the threat criminal aliens pose to the safety and security of our communities, we can no longer allow states and municipalities to take federal taxpayer money while turning a blind eye to the illegal aliens in their midst,” Cruz said in a statement. Earlier this year, Cruz introduced Kate’s Law to bring attention to the tragic case of Kate Steinle. Steinle was shot and killed...
  • In Wake of Pier 14 Shooting, Homeland Secretary Blasts San Francisco's Sanctuary City Policy

    09/16/2015 3:09:46 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 20 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | September 15, 2015 | Associated Press
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Tuesday criticized San Francisco's policy of not cooperating fully with immigration officials, calling it counterproductive and unacceptable. The city's sanctuary policy has come under scrutiny since the shooting in July of Kate Steinle as she walked with her father and a family friend along the San Francisco waterfront. The shooting triggered a national debate over immigration after it was revealed the man charged in the killing, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, had been deported five times to his native Mexico and was out on the streets after San Francisco officials disregarded a request from immigration authorities...
  • Homeland secretary blasts San Francisco sanctuary policy

    09/15/2015 5:55:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 9/15/15 | Sudhin Thanawala
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Tuesday criticized San Francisco's policy of not cooperating fully with immigration officials, calling it counterproductive and unacceptable. The city's sanctuary policy has come under scrutiny since the shooting in July of Kate Steinle as she walked with her father and a family friend along the San Francisco waterfront. The shooting triggered a national debate over immigration after it was revealed the man charged in the killing, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, had been deported five times to his native Mexico and was out on the streets after San Francisco officials disregarded a request from immigrations authorities...
  • Sanctuary City enjoys skyrocketing rates of murder, rape

    09/13/2015 12:02:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/13/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    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. Through a series of FOIA requests they assembled the data from 2011 (when the unofficial policies were first going into effect) through the advent of “official” sanctuary...
  • Judicial Watch: San Francisco Crime Surge – Homicide Arrests up 55%, Rapes Arrests up 370%

    09/10/2015 12:54:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch announced today it obtained records from the San Francisco County Sheriff’s Department revealing that violent crime in the Bay area has skyrocketed since 2011, with the number of arrests for murder up 55%, and the number of arrests for rapes up 370%. Judicial Watch uncovered the numbers through a July 9, 2015, California Public Records Act request that sought the number of arrests for violations of the following crimes between 2011 and 2015:Penal Code 187 – first and second degree murder Penal Code 240 – simple assault Penal Code243 – battery Penal Code 261 – rapeAccording to the...
  • Kate Steinle's Family Files Claim Against San Francisco, ICE, BLM for Pier 14 Shooting

    09/01/2015 6:20:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/1 | Lisa Fernandez, Bob Redell and Cheryl Hurd
    Kate Steinle's Family Files Claim Against San Francisco, ICE, Bureau of Land Management for Pier 14 ShootingThe family of a young woman gunned down along Pier 14 in San Francisco filed claims against local and federal agencies on Tuesday, saying those agencies' failings led to her death. Kate Steinle, 32, was killed on July 1 while taking a stroll with her father along the San Francisco landmark when Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an undocumented immigrant with a criminal history, allegedly shot her. Lopez-Sanchez, who said he doesn't remember the shooting, allegedly used a large caliber handgun that belonged to a federal...
  • Red Flags Of Corruption Over Huntington Park (California)

    08/04/2015 5:57:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Rule Of Law: Two aliens have been appointed city commissioners in California, an unprecedented institutionalization of illegal immigration. But contrary to reports, the public's mad and red flags of corruption are up. In a page-one headline, the Los Angeles Times hailed the appointment of illegal immigrants to two Huntington Park, Calif., civic commissions as a milestone that "charts a bold path for immigrants." It was booster journalism at its worst, gushing about illegals gaining participatory "rights" in U.S. public life that had supposedly been unjustly denied them. It also stood in stark contrast with the multiple local press reports —...
  • Durango (CO) says it's not a sanctuary city

    08/04/2015 7:13:35 AM PDT · by dware · 15 replies
    KJCT8 ^ | 08.04.2015 | AP via KJTC8
    DURANGO, Colo.- The Durango City Council is hoping to clarify that Durango is not a sanctuary city and that it never has been, despite its listing on a website as a municipality that shelters undocumented immigrants. The Durango Herald reports the council will consider a resolution Tuesday to take an exact position on the issue.
  • Authorities: Agency didn't want slaying suspect detained [OHIO SANCTUARY CITY MURDER & RAPE]

    07/29/2015 8:26:58 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 22 replies
    WHIO ^ | 7-29-2015 | MARK GILLISPIE
    CLEVELAND — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents told Ohio sheriff's deputies weeks ago not to detain a man who is in the U.S. illegally and now suspected of killing a woman and wounding another during a crime spree, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. Lake County sheriff's deputies questioned 35-year-old Juan Emmanuel Razo on July 7 after finding him alone in a car in Painesville, about 30 miles east of Cleveland. Unsure of Razo's status, the deputies contacted Border Protection officials and were told he is from Mexico and in the U.S. illegally but they didn't want him detained. Lake...
  • ICE, ICE, Baby! Michigan GOP Ready to Erase ‘Sanctuary City’ Concept

    07/25/2015 7:12:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/25/2015 | Rod Kackley
    Most of America thinks of Detroit as Motown, or the Motor City, and Ann Arbor as the home of the storied Big Ten football program and world-class medical research facilities of the University of Michigan.Illegal immigrants look at those towns differently. They see Detroit and Ann Arbor as “sanctuary cities,” communities where local law enforcement has a policy of not cooperating with federal immigration agents.Michigan Republicans, led by state Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall, want to erase the concept of “sanctuary cities” from the lexicon of municipal leaders in the state.“I am strongly opposed to any Michigan cities...
  • Union Files Grievance Against Sheriff Mikarimi Over Handling of Pier 14 Shooting Suspect

    07/17/2015 11:24:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 7/17 | Mark Matthews
    San Francisco’s deputy sheriffs have joined the fight over the department’s handling of deportation requests. The deputy’s union is filing a grievance against the sheriff demanding that he rescind his non-cooperation policy with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi is running for re-election. His campaign has been hit from all sides over his handling of the Pier 14 shooting suspect, and now his own deputies are entering the fray. Mirkarimi told reporters the deputy union’s complaint is no surprise. "Exactly, it’s politics," he said. The deputy sheriffs' grievance says the sheriff’s policy of non-cooperation with ICE "...recklessly compromises...
  • Republicans need to look in the mirror, not at Donald Trump

    07/16/2015 10:21:04 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 18 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 7/16/15 | William Jacobson
    I have a column posted at National Review, Trump’s Lesson: Voters Are Furious about Illegal Immigration As I’ve told readers before, I write elsewhere from time to time in order to gain exposure to new audiences. For this post, I particularly wanted it at National Review because it would speak to an audience for whom the Republican primaries and illegal immigration matter.Here is an excerpt: "But something happened on the way to the denunciations and purges [of Trump]. Kate Steinle was murdered in San Francisco, a sanctuary city. Steinle was killed in broad daylight on a popular pedestrian pier in...
  • USA Today editors call for an end to “sanctuary cities”

    07/16/2015 8:58:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 16, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    The case of Kate Steinle, the young woman shot and killed by an illegal immigrant, has prompted a heated debate over immigration policy and so-called “sanctuary cities.” San Francisco set Steinle’s killer free before the murder because of its adoption of “sanctuary city” status. This movement began a few decades ago as a symbolic protest against enforcement of immigration law, but now the real-world consequence of setting repeat offenders loose has finally caught up with one of those cities — not to mention the Steinle family, who had nothing to do with it. USA Today’s editorial board calls for an...
  • Ted Cruz targets sanctuary cities after California murder, NYT after book blowup

    07/13/2015 10:21:43 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | July 13, 2015 11:38 am | Sylvan Lane
    WASHINGTON–Sen. Ted Cruz will try to use a Senate education bill to penalize cities who don’t report all undocumented immigrants to federal authorities.Related Ted Cruz battles New York Times over bestseller snub Cruz, along with conservative Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., filed an amendment to the Every Child Achieves Act that would redirect federal funding from more than 200 sanctuary cities to state governments, according to The Hill. The bill is bipartisan rewrite of the George W. Bush-era No Child Left Behind Act with support from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and the immigration amendment could ruin Democratic...
  • WH abandons ICE program for tracking illegal immigrants [Just announced]

    07/13/2015 9:08:41 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 13, 2015 | Staff
    Video at link.
  • Minnesota’s ‘Sanctuary City’ Murder

    07/12/2015 8:21:23 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 7-9-15 | Edgar Linares
    In the Twin Cities, 29-year-old Edson Celin Benitez, of St. Paul, and 35-year-old Reinol Godines Vergara, of Richfield, were both arrested last May for the April murder of 90-year-old Earl Arthur Olander in the San Francisco Township. Olander’s family tried reaching him for several days. Then on Saturday, April 11, a neighbor went to check on him and found him dead on the living room floor of his farmhouse in Carver County. Olander’s hands were tied, and he had been brutally attacked and his home ransacked. More than a month later, a tip led law enforcement to Vergara and Benitez....
  • INVASION USA: San Francisco Murder proves Sheriff Joe's amnesty challenge

    07/12/2015 8:45:41 AM PDT · by Moseley · 4 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | July 10, 2015 | Larry Klayman
    A recent tragedy in San Francisco – which actually has been repeated thousands of times around the country – underscores the importance of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s lawsuit against amnesty and proves the strength of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office’s standing to bring Arpaio’s lawsuit. On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit held a second hearing on President Barack Obama’s illegal executive order granting amnesty to illegal aliens. On the streets of New Orleans outside the court, activists held up a huge, yellow banner proclaiming “SHUT down ICE.” Kathryn Steinle was gunned down walking with her father...
  • Kelly Shouts at Guest About Why Obama Hasn’t Commented on Heinous Murder: Give an Answer! You Can’t!

    07/10/2015 9:27:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    ijreview ^ | July 10, 2015 | Mike Miller
    During a discussion on Thursday’s “The Kelly File” about the murder of Kate Steinle in San Francisco by an illegal alien, host Megyn Kelly asked left-leaning radio talk show host Richard Fowler why resident Obama has ignored the killing; after having spoken out on the deaths of Michael Brown, Freddie Gray and others. When Fowler wouldn’t answer the question, Kelly was all over him. She began by referring to the death of Brown: “His funeral saw three Obama officials in attendance,” she noted. “His death drew comments from resident Obama personally, and the administration sent in the DoJ and 40...
  • Will the Last Fed Leaving San Francisco Please Turn Out the Lights?

    07/10/2015 5:01:55 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 9 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 7/9/15 | Steve Berman
    If San Francisco wants to be a sanctuary city, America should let them have it and wave goodbye as the last federal employee turns out the lights. Sen. Rand Paul wants to pass a law cutting off all funding for so-called “sanctuary cities,” and that’s an idea firmly grounded in moral, practical, and legal paradigms. Just minutes ago, on Fox News' On the Record, I announced I will introduce legislation this week to cut off ALL federal... Posted by Rand Paul on Thursday, July 9, 2015   San Francisco is named for St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of the environment,...
  • Traitor Cities

    07/09/2015 6:50:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/09/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Obama's municipal allies take deadly aim at America's borders The “sanctuary city” movement that gave illegal aliens permission to rob, rape, and murder Americans is the product of decades of concerted collusion by radical groups like the ACLU to get cities to pledge to violate laws that protect U.S. national security. Cheered on by the Left, sanctuary cities frustrate immigration enforcement efforts and shield illegal aliens from federal officials as a matter of policy. The Obama administration is fine with that. President Obama has made America a sanctuary country, rolling out the red carpet for illegal aliens, especially those from...
  • After the Steinle Murder, the Recklessness of ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Becomes Painfully Glaring

    07/09/2015 5:36:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/09/2015 | Ian Smith
    Last week’s shooting death on San Francisco’s Pier 14 should finally oblige officials from so-called sanctuary cities to seriously reflect on their reckless and irresponsible alien-harboring policies. It’s hoped they now appreciate that, yes, providing “sanctuary” from federal immigration enforcement can have negative consequences. With major media now finally reporting on killings committed by illegal aliens, the pressure may be mounting on enablers like San Francisco mayor Edwin Lee to put an end to the immigration anarchy in their cities. The term “sanctuary cities” generally refers to places that, through an act, ordinance, or policy, limit their police forces in...
  • Murdered by the Left: Time for a campaign against “sanctuary” cities

    07/08/2015 7:35:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/08/15 | Arnoild Ahlert
    Senseless and preventable act of violence owned by an ideologically bankrupt Obama administration, corrupt San Francisco officials, and everyone else who would take the side of foreign criminals over Americans. On Monday, illegal alien Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a 45-year-old repeat drug offender who had been deported five times, was charged with killing Kathryn Steinle, 32, at Pier 14 in the “sanctuary city” of San Francisco. The details surrounding this case are a testament to the multi-layered bankruptcy of progressive ideology. We begin with the contemptible notion of a sanctuary city itself. Despite the passage of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Responsibility...
  • See If You Can Find the Victim Here.

    07/08/2015 6:03:43 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-8-2015 | MOTUS
    Let’s see if I’ve got the facts straight: illegal immigrant (no person is ‘illegal’”) - a repeat felon previously deported to Mexico 5 times (we don’t need no stinkin’ wall!) who was released despite a detainer request from ICE because San Francisco is a sanctuary city (“illegals” have rights too!) - steals gun from FBI agent’s car (if only we had better gun control laws!) and kills young woman in cold blood.And Hillary is still demanding citizenship for the 11 to 20 million illegals already in-country (plus the millions of others who will arrive in time to vote for her)? Well...
  • Mayor Ed Lee Chimes in on Pier 14 Murder, Backs San Francisco's Sanctuary Policy

    07/06/2015 10:17:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    KNTV-TV / The Associated Press ^ | July 6, 2015 | Rhea Mahbubani
    San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is the latest to weigh in on the immigration debate centered around Kathryn Steinle’s fatal shooting at Pier 14. In a statement released Monday, Lee described feeling "deeply saddened" by the "tragic and senseless death," adding that his "thoughts and prayers" are with the 32-year-old Pleasanton woman's family. "I have spoken with Kathryn’s family, and they would like everyone to remember their daughter for the wonderful person that she was," he said....
  • GOP Field (Except Trump) Giving A Pass To All Four Dem Candidates On Sanctuary Cities Support

    07/06/2015 10:21:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    AmericanThinker ^ | July 6, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    July 6, 2015 GOP Field (Except Trump) Giving A Pass To All Four Dem Candidates On Sanctuary Cities Support By Thomas Lifson A huge campaign issue for the GOP is being ignored, raising the specter of another presidential race in which the Republican nominee fails to press the Democrat’s weaknesses. A gentlemanly campaign always loses to the bare knuckles of the left in today’s media environment, where tongues cluck only over GOP excesses. Karthryn Steinle, the beautiful young woman who died in her father’s arms, gunned down by an illegal immigrant from Mexico, is a martyr for which the sanctuary...
  • NASCAR Cuts Ties with Donald Trump After He Calls for Securing The Border

    07/06/2015 12:28:28 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 49 replies
    Breitbart.Com ^ | July 5, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    After Kathryn Steinle was allegedly gunned down by illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez on July 1, GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump said the heinous act brought into focus once more the need to build a wall to seal our southern border. NASCAR responded to the policy proposal by cutting ties with Trump, saying it will no longer use “the Trump National Doral Miami resort for its postseason award banquets.” Breitbart News previously reported that Sanchez had already been deported five times and had seven felonies on his record, but the immigration stance of President Obama, Governor Jerry Brown (D), California...
  • S.F. killing sparks national outrage, likely political fallout

    07/05/2015 10:45:45 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, July 5, 2015 | Carla Marinucci
    The barrage of outraged tweets from GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump decrying the shocking San Francisco slaying of 32-year old Kathryn Steinle signals the start of what may be an intense immigration debate with potential fallout in California, home to the nation’s largest undocumented population.
  • Trump blames ‘sanctuary city’ murder on ‘unsafe border

    07/04/2015 3:23:55 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 4, 2015 | 1:09am | Geoff Earle
    GOP White House hopefuls are declaring their independence from Donald Trump. Former New York governor George Pataki urged people Friday to sign his online petition condemning Trump’s anti-immigrant comments. ... The feds had issued a detention order asking to be notified if he was sprung from prison. It was not honored by the “sanctuary city.” Trump tweeted, “Where are the other candidates now that this tragic murder has taken place b/c of our unsafe border.’’