After years of protecting and supporting sanctuary cities across the country, which allow illegal aliens to evade federal immigration laws, Senator Dianne Feinstein and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton are trying to save face in light of the killing of 32-year-old Kate Steinle by illegal alien Francisco Sanchez in San Francisco last week. Sanchez admitted in a jailhouse interview that he went to San Francisco after being deported five times because he knew he wouldn't be turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
“I strongly believe that an undocumented individual, convicted of multiple felonies and with a detainer request from ICE, should not have been released,” Ms. Feinstein said according to the Washington Times. “We should focus on deporting convicted criminals, not setting them loose on our streets. As a member of the Judiciary Committee, I am looking at whether additional federal legislation may be necessary.”
Feinstein may be condemning sanctuary city polices that protect violent felons now, but back in 2013 she offered an amendment to the Gang of 8 legislation that protected cities like San Francisco from federal crack downs and emboldened local law enforcement to keep federal immigration agents out of jails. In other words, her amendment allowed sanctuary cities to continue their harboring of illegal aliens and evasion of federal law.
"The city made a mistake, not to deport someone that the federal government strongly felt should be deported," Clinton said during an interview with CNN. "So I have absolutely no support for a city that ignores the strong evidence that should be acted on."
In 2007 during her first presidential run, Clinton defended sanctuary cities and claimed they keep all citizens safe. Via Breitbart:
“If local law enforcement begins to act like immigration officers what that means is that you will have people not reporting crimes. You will have people hiding from the police. And I think that is a real direct threat to the personal safety and security of all the citizens. So this is a result of the failure of the federal government and that’s where it needs to be fixed.”
These are the consequences of liberal utopia, open border, free immigration for all policies. While Feinstein and Clinton claim sanctuary cities were never intended to protect violent felons like Francisco Sanchez, they fail to acknowledge that their allowance of law breaking by all illegal immigrants leads to tragedy.