• The White House Will Not Like the Truth Bomb This U.S. Rep Dropped On Them Regarding Illegal Aliens

    Francisco Sanchez, an illegal alien with seven felony convictions, who had been deported five times to Mexico, allegedly murdered 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle in a random shooting attack Wednesday in San Francisco.

    Steinle was gunned down while out for an evening stroll with her father along the waterfront. Police said the attack was random and said witnesses heard no argument or dispute before the shooting.

    Local authorities did not honor a U.S. Customs and Enforcement Agency detainer for Sanchez because San Francisco is a “sanctuary city.”  The detainer could have kept Sanchez in jail until ICE officials picked him up.

    “The federal government and San Francisco are wrong here, there’s fault to be borne by both.” Goodlatte told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week. “Let me say at the outset what a tragedy for this family,” he said. “My heart goes out to them, but quite frankly the federal government, ICE, knows about San Francisco’s sanctuary policy. It’s a bad policy, but they know about it.”

    Federal officials could have tried to get a conviction on Sanchez for purportedly entering the United States illegally on numerous occasions to get him into prison, he argued.

    “Why did they ever turn him over to them when they could have deported him, or they could have prosecuted him for illegally reentering the country four times and send him to prison? Either way, Kate Steinle would be safe.”

    Stephanopoulos asked Goodlatte if federal law should require sanctuary cities such as San Francisco to detain those who have been deported in the past or charged with crimes.

    “The policy regarding detainers, which is the law of the United States, was enforced by the Bush administration as being mandatory. The Obama administration has converted that into something voluntary. And in doing so, they have eliminated a program that was working called Secure Communities, where individuals like this would be detained and would be turned over to the immigration service,” Goodlatte said. “Now, in addition to that, this administration is releasing criminals back onto the streets themselves. So there’s fault to be borne by both.”

    He said the Obama administration’s claim that deportations of criminals are way up is false.

    They are not deporting people in the numbers that have been deported in the past and they’re counting people that they apprehend at the border and turn back around.
    The Bush administration did not count those as deportations. They simply apprehended them at the border, sent them back into Mexico. That didn’t count as deportation.

    The Obama administration has started counting those, and that has driven those numbers up. But the actual deportations from the interior of the country are way down. This administration is not enforcing our immigration laws and, quite frankly, I don’t think they care.

    And this is — this tragedy in San Francisco, which is repeated every day around the country and doesn’t get this kind of notoriety is the product of that lack of caring about respect for the rule of law and enforcing our laws.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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