In recent weeks, our country has been rocked by the tragic death of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle, a young woman who was senselessly gunned down while visiting San Francisco. She died in her father’s arms.
The alleged killer was in the country illegally and had been convicted of seven felonies, deported five times, and ultimately given a safe haven by local law enforcement. Media reports indicated that he chose to remain in San Francisco because of its status as a “sanctuary city.”
Throughout the nation, cities like San Francisco have enacted policies and ordinances granting themselves this designation in an attempt to shelter undocumented immigrants. But in doing so, these cities have refused to enforce the laws of the United States and, whether through direct or indirect action, have also harbored dangerous felons who flout our laws.
One of the primary… Read More