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Don’t Blame Sanctuary Cities for Kate Steinle’s Death, Says California Paper

A California newspaper says that sanctuary city policies are not to blame for the murder of San Francisco tourist Kate Steinle on July 1, 2015. The latest attempt to shift the blame follows claims by the attorney for the criminal illegal alien, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a.k.a Jose Inez Garcia Zarate, that the gun is at fault.

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SF Doubles Down on Sanctuary Policy after Steinle Lawsuit Dismissal

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has just announced a new campaign to support illegal aliens in his city. The announcement comes one week after a federal judge poured out the Kathryn Steinle family in the lawsuit against the city of San Francisco.

Immigrants walk handcuffed after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and being caught by the U.S. Border Patrol on December 7, 2015 near Rio Grande City, Texas. Border Patrol agents continue to capture hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants, even as the total numbers of those crossing has gone down. (Photo …

Report: More than 925,000 Illegals With Final Deportation Orders Remain in the U.S.

Department of Homeland Security information provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee and obtained by Center for Immigration Studies director of policy Jessica Vaughan reveals that as of July 4, 2015 there were 925,193 illegal immigrants with final orders of deportation in the U.S., nearly 20 percent (or 179,040) of whom have at least one criminal conviction.

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My Son Was Killed by an Illegal Alien Because Oligarchs… Donors Want Cheap Labor

Before Kate Steinle, there was Spencer Golvach, and after both of them, there have been too many more. One year ago this week, Spencer Golvach was randomly shot in the head while he was sitting in his truck waiting for the traffic light to change. He was randomly executed by an illegal alien who had previously been deported multiple times for committing crimes but was back in Texas engaging in a killing spree.

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Local Jails Have Refused to Hold Thousands of Criminal Aliens

Local jails have refused to hold criminal aliens for immigration enforcement officials more than 18,640 times over the past two years, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement data obtained and reported by The Texas Tribune.

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Ted Cruz Continues Push for Kate’s Law

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has reintroduced legislation establishing mandatory minimum sentencing for illegal immigrants who reenter the U.S.

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GOP Judiciary Heads: Criminal Immigrant Re-Entries A ‘Serious Problem’

With the Senate poised to take up legislation targeting criminal aliens who illegally reenter the U.S., the chairmen of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees are expressing concern about a recent incident in which a multiple felon illegal immigrant was apprehended attempting to illegally re-enter the U.S. and then released.

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, left, Under Sheriff Federico Rocha and legal counsel Freya Horne, right, speak during a news conference, Friday, July 10, 2015, in San Francisco. Mirkarimi provided information regarding the April 2015 release of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, who is now accused in the shooting death of a …

CIS: Senate GOP Bill Targeting Sanctuary Cities A Decent Response To The Problem

The “Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act” is not comprehensive enough to address the myriad problems with immigration enforcement under the Obama administration. However it is an adequate response to the specific problem of sanctuary cities, according to the Center for Immigration policies.

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McConnell Sets Up Vote On Bill Targeting Sanctuary Cities

The Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act, introduced by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), will skip the committee process and go directly to the Senate floor. The bill restricts federal funding for sanctuary cities, or jurisdictions that do not comply with federal immigration authorities. It also provides legal protections for localities that do comply with federal immigration law and ups the penalties for illegal re-entry.

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Sanctuary Cities Releasing 1,000 Criminal Aliens Per Month

As Senate Republicans prepare to take on cities that do not comply with federal immigration authorities, the Center for Immigration Studies reveals that the approximately 340 so-called sanctuary cities in the U.S. have been releasing about 1,000 criminal aliens, combined, monthly.

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Senate Republicans Move To Target Sanctuary Cities

The legislation, introduced by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), would restrict federal funds and grants to jurisdictions that serve as sanctuary cities for illegal immigrants and refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. The bill would also establish a mandatory sentence of five years for illegal immigrants convicted of re-entering the U.S. after being convicted of an aggravated felony or of illegally re-entering the U.S. twice.

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GOP Leaders Highlight Brutal Illegal Alien Criminals Shielded by Sanctuary Policies

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) argue that while DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson has said it is “not acceptable to have no policy of cooperation with immigration enforcement” the Obama administration has failed to take substantive action compelling such sanctuary jurisdictions to comply with federal immigration authorities.

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Homeland Security Chief Slams Sanctuary City Policies

Jeh Johnson laid into sanctuary city policies that actively hinder the efforts of immigration officials to enforce U.S. law in the wake of the July shooting death of Kate Steinle in San Francisco.

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Comment: Hold Sanctuary Cities Liable for Crimes

Congress should enact legislation compelling elected officials, like those in San Francisco, to be held to the same standard of care and conduct to which we hold others in our society.

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Attorney in Steinle Case Blames Gun: It ‘Has No Safety’

Last week, Matt Gonzalez–attorney of alleged gunman Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez–agreed with testimony that Lopez-Sanchez allegedly shot Kathryn Steinle but argued that it was the gun’s fault. He suggested the gun went off without the trigger being pulled because it “has no safety.”

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, left, Under Sheriff Federico Rocha and legal counsel Freya Horne, right, speak during a news conference, Friday, July 10, 2015, in San Francisco. Mirkarimi provided information regarding the April 2015 release of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, who is now accused in the shooting death of a …

Poll: Majority Of Californians Oppose Sanctuary City Policies

A majority of Californians are opposed to “sanctuary city” policies in which local jurisdictions ignore federal immigration detainer requests, according to a new poll from the Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Kate Steinle Family to Sue S.F. Sheriff, Govt. Agencies

The family of slain San Francisco resident Kate Steinle announced plans Tuesday to pursue legal action against San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and two government agencies for the murder, allegedly by an illegal alien, that drew the attention of the nation and spurred the introduction of “Kate’s Law.”

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Counties Edge Away from ‘Sanctuary’ Policies in Wake of Kate Steinle’s Murder

A small handful of counties have moved to begin cooperating with U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) to hand over illegal aliens, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Their decisions come in the wake of Kathryn Steinle’s shooting death, allegedly at the hands of illegal alien and convicted felon, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez of Mexico.

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Steinle Family To File Lawsuit Against SF, Fed Officials

The family of Kathryn Steinle — the woman whose shooting death sparked a national outcry over illegal immigrant crime — is filing a lawsuit against local and federal officials over her murder, according to reports.