National Border Patrol Council Vice President Shawn Moran said the killing of Kate Steinle is an example of “something that’s going to play out many times in this country,” “you’re going to see more criminals like this that should not be in the United States, — they’re going to remain here, they’re going to be released, and they’re going to commit more crimes,” and that “there’s not going to be as much distinction” between sanctuary and non-sanctuary cities on Monday’s “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Channel.
Moran said of the shooting, “Unfortunately, this is something that’s going to play out many times in this country, and already has, because of a broken immigration system, and — where you have policies like in San Francisco, where it’s a sanctuary city, we have no way to make these local and state jurisdictions comply with immigration law so that we can pick these people up and make sure they get removed from this country.”
He added that “the people that we’re dealing with coming across the border, they know the rules, they know the laws, and this is just inexcusable. It’s a broken system when a criminal like this slips through the cracks, but we’re the ones creating the cracks, so it’s our own fault.”
Moran further discussed sanctuary city policies, stating, “as time goes on, there’s not going to be as much distinction. DHS and CBP now have a new detainer policy that has absolutely no teeth. So, it doesn’t matter if it’s a sanctuary city or not, we can’t make these jurisdictions comply with these detainers. So, you’re going to see more criminals like this that should not be in the United States, — they’re going to remain here, they’re going to be released, and they’re going to commit more crimes.”
He concluded, “This is 100% political, and both parties are to blame for this. I can count on both hands the number of politicians in Washington that are actually serious about border security, and until we enforce the laws that are on our books, and have the political will to let ICE agents and Border Patrol agents go out and do their jobs, we’re always going to have this problem. And both sides are playing to their constituencies, because they don’t want to have true border security.”
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