by William Teach | July 7, 2015 7:23 am
If Democratic policies on illegal aliens are so great, why do they always have to shift blame
(Washington Times) The White House blamed congressional Republicans Monday for the death of a San Francisco woman allegedly shot by a repeat offender illegal immigrant, and for a spate of gun violence last weekend in President Obama’s hometown of Chicago.
Referring to the shooting death last week of Kathryn Steinle, allegedly shot by a Mexican man who has been deported five times, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the U.S. would be safer if Republican lawmakers had approved comprehensive immigration reform backed by the president. (WT note: not alleged, he admitted it)
“The president has done everything within his power to make sure that we’re focusing our law enforcement resources on criminals and those who pose a threat to public safety,” Mr. Earnest said. “It’s because of the political efforts of Republicans that we have not been able to make the kind of investment that we would like to make in securing our border and keeping our communities safe.”
Josh forgot something
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which had Lopez-Sanchez in its custody in March after his release from federal prison, turned him over to San Francisco deputies on a drug warrant and requested an immigration detainer, asking that the agency be notified before he was released.
But San Francisco is a “sanctuary” city that doesn’t honor such immigration detainer requests. The sheriff’s department released him.
Last time I checked, ICE is a federal agency run by the Executive Branch, meaning Mr. Obama, a Democrat and Josh Earnest’s boss, is the head. San Francisco is a city wholly run by Democrats. Speaking of Mayor Edwin M. Lee, who is totally happy and supportive of San Fran’s official sanctuary city policy
He also took a swipe at Republicans in Congress for blocking pro-amnesty comprehensive immigration reform bills.
“Even after repeated attempts by President Obama and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to reform our immigration laws, Republicans in Congress have blocked those efforts, unfortunately, leaving cities and local municipalities to act upon immigration issues that affect its residents,” Mr. Lee said.
San Fran’s choice, going back decades, has been to offer sanctuary for illegal aliens, in violation of federal law. Instead of coddling illegals, San Francisco and Mr. Obama should enforce the laws on the books. Finish the border fence, as required by law (let’s be clear, George W. Bush was a bit squishy on this subject, too). Deport illegals. Period. Giving lawful status to illegals wouldn’t stop this.
But, Democrats aren’t really interested in “if we could save just one life”, as they yammer when it comes to gun violence: they are interested in creating new Democratic Party voters, and to hell with US citizens.
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