Pennsylvania Senate Candidate, Lt. Governor John Fetterman, is defending illegal immigration and that sanctuary cities actually make ‘everybody safer’.
Fetterman, the Democratic Senate candidate, was at a speaking engagement at West Chester University in 2016 defending sanctuary cities and the policies according to a video that has resurfaced.
While speaking Fetterman slammed President Donald Trump’s ban on giving visas to foreign nationals from certain countries that back terrorism and said that “immigrants commit crime at a far lower rate than native-born people,” Fox News reports.
“Sanctuary cities is another policy that I very much support,” he added. “Sanctuary cities, again statistically, make everybody safer. It makes everybody better. But the other side wants to demonize that because there’s a dark side of populism, and that’s what the other side seems to have tapped into – that if you’re the wrong color, and you’re the wrong religion, and you came from the wrong country that you’re automatically a suspect.”
I guess we’re supposed to simply ignore the fact that illegal immigrants are breaking the law by entering the United States illegally?
There is no question that sanctuary policies violate federal immigration law. One provision of the law (8 U.S.C. 1373) bans local governments from preventing law enforcement or other government officials from sharing information with the federal government on the “citizenship or immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual.
In 2011, the Government Accountability Office released a study on approximately 250,000 illegal aliens locked up in our federal, state and local prisons. Those prisoners had been arrested nearly 1.7 million times and committed 3 million offenses, averaging about seven arrests and 12 offenses each. Their convictions ran the gamut from drug-dealing and sex crimes to kidnapping and murder.
Despite how long the sanctuary cities, like Philadelphie, have been around there is not enough research conducted to back up anything that Fetterman claims. Yet he claimed that it was unAmerican to prevent immigrants from entering the country.
An unreleased internal report by the Texas Department of Public Safety indicates that from 2008 to 2014, illegal aliens committed over 600,000 crimes — including nearly 3,000 homicides and almost 8,000 sexual assaults — in that state alone.
In 2008, an illegal immigrant, Edwin Ramos Umaña, murdered Anthony Bologna and his sons, Michael and Matthew in San Francisco when they were returning home from a family event because he mistook them for rival gang members. Umaña had been convicted of two violent felonies as a juvenile: a gang-related assault and the attempted robbery of a pregnant woman. If San Francisco didn’t ignore the killer’s immigration status, he would have been deported and that father and his children might still be alive today.
In fact, Kamala Harris had the opportunity to seek the death penalty for this extremely violent multi-murderer and refused to do so.
In 2015, Kathryn Steinle, another San Francisco resident, was murdered by an illegal immigrant who previously committed seven felonies. She was shot in the back by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez. He was released from custody after city officials decided not to prosecute him on a drug charge or hand him over to ICE for deportation.
Had they, would Kathryn still be alive today?
So who exactly are the sanctuary cities safer for?
Our politicians are not for We the People. They are out for themselves. As more and more Americans are turning against the Democratic party they are resorting to desperate measures to maintain control. Which includes giving illegal immigrants access to voting in our elections while they murder our citizens.
Remember at the polls that these politicians do not have our best interest in mind.
Why do Democrats and some Rinos have such an issue with legal immigration? If they feel that the system is broken, they are the people in a position to change that.
We need to secure our borders and we need to stop the influx of illegal immigrants.