Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Not one more American life should be stolen by sanctuary cities

The White House- “My grandmother was very generous and educated,” Daria Ortiz said. “She’s a shining example of when people come legally to this country, work hard, and do the right thing and are law-abiding citizens.”

Maria Fuertes, Ortiz’s grandmother, was raped and murdered last month in Queens, New York. She was 92.

Police charged illegal immigrant and alleged repeat criminal offender Reeaz Khan with Maria’s murder. Khan, from Guyana, had been arrested previously for assault. New York City released him from jail despite a detainer request from U.S. immigration officials.

Across the country, left-wing politicians use these so-called “sanctuary” policies to put dangerous, often violent criminals back on our streets. After all, “sanctuary cities” have nothing to do with protecting law-abiding immigrants: Their purpose is to stop the United States from deporting illegal aliens with criminal charges and convictions.

“The man that is responsible for this should have never had the opportunity to do this, had his multiple offenses not been ignored,” Ortiz said of her grandmother’s killer. “The system not only failed our family, but it failed our city.”

Ortiz joined President Trump at a White House event Friday to honor heroes from the U.S. Border Patrol. She thanked the Administration for acknowledging her family’s tragedy while so many others ignore the human cost of sanctuary cities.

“Not one more American life should be stolen by sanctuary cities,” President Trump told her. “That’s why we’re calling on Congress to pass legislation giving American victims the right to sue sanctuary cities and hold them accountable for the suffering and the damages that they’ve caused.”

Rod's Comment:  The point of posting this is not to unfairly demonize illegal aliens.  Many of them are no doubt good people trying to flee desperate situations. If I were a citizen of Guyna or El Salvador or Guatemala or Honduras I would probably try to illegally slip into the United States too.  Understanding why one would illegally enter the United States and to sympathize with their plight does not excuse their illegal action.  We have to protect our borders and we can't just allow all of the desperate people from all of the crime-ridden, poverty-stricken,  and dysfunctional places of the world to move to America.

Posting this is not too suggest that illegal aliens commit more crime than legal Americans.  Some studies show they commit fewer.

My point is posting this is to say that politician in New York City have blood on their hands for allowing this murder to occur. This was a preventable murder. Multiple offences were ignored.  The man was in custody and U. S. immigration officials had issued a detainer request ignored by New York City.

Nashville is not a sanctuary city, but we came as close to the line as you could get without going over, and if not for the State of Tennessee, Nashville would be a sanctuary city.  Sanctuary cities should be punished and victims of crimes that occurred due to city being a sanctuary city should have the right to sue their city.

I agree with President Trump, “Not one more American life should be stolen by sanctuary cities.”

For more on the story see:
She Was 92 and Loved Cats. An Attack Left Her Dead on the Street.

Maria Fuertes' granddaughter explains why she blames New York's sanctuary policies for her grandmother's death.

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