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    Sen Vitter: Defying Law-Holding sanctuary cities accountable

    Defying Law
    Holding sanctuary cities accountable.

    August 04, 2008, 8:00 a.m.
    By David Vitter

    On June 22 in San Francisco, Edwin Ramos, an illegal alien and member of the MS-13 gang, allegedly pulled a gun on Tony Bologna and his two sons, Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16, and shot all three to death. Last August, illegal alien Jose Carranza was charged in Essex County superior court in New Jersey for the execution-style murders of three college students. Both of these dangerous criminals had been detained by local law enforcement officials previously. They had been found to be illegally in our country. But because of the local government’s sanctuary policies, federal immigrant officials were never notified — these illegals were never turned over for deportation.

    The 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act requires local governments to cooperate with the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But the reality is that many of our largest cities have defied federal law and have adopted sanctuary policies that protect illegal aliens from enforcement agencies. Cities that practice sanctuary policies actually instruct city employees not to notify the federal government of the presence of illegal aliens living in their communities. They even bar local law-enforcement officials from inquiring as to the immigration status of criminal suspects.

    The horrific and violent nature of Ramos’s actions — he unloaded an AK-47 assault weapon on Bologna and his two sons because their vehicle blocked an intersection that prevented Ramos from turning left — has sparked an important national discussion about San Francisco’s sanctuary policies. Why should the federal government continue to provide federal criminal-justice funding to cities and municipalities that blatantly flout federal immigration law? San Francisco’s elected board of supervisors, for example, adopted a sanctuary policy in 1989 that expressly bars local officials from cooperating with federal authorities in their efforts to deport illegal immigrants.

    For years I have been asking this question while Congress continues to sit on its hands instead of enforcing and strengthening enforcement against illegal immigration. Last year, during the U.S. Senate criminal-justice funding bill debate, I offered an amendment that would have barred certain law enforcement funding from cities with sanctuary policies. That amendment lost by a vote of 52-42, but I have offered this same policy as a stand-alone bill that can be called up at any time if the Democratic Majority Leader allows it. Unfortunately that’s not likely in an election year featuring a Democratic presidential candidate who supports giving driver’s licenses to illegals.

    Carranza’s alleged actions in New Jersey were equally as horrific as those of Ramos. Carranza had a fake Social Security number, and like Ramos, had been arrested on previous charges — Carranza was arrested for raping a four-year-old girl, which included a 31-count indictment. The most appalling aspects about both these cases is the complete lack of action on the parts of both Newark and San Francisco to use the current federal immigration law on the books as legal tools at their disposal to get these evil men off the streets and out of our country.

    Amnesty proponents would have you believe that once we pull men like Ramos and Carranza “from the shadows,
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    THE LAWS ONLY APPLY TO WHO THE LEADERS OF THE UNITED STATES WANT THEM TO APPLY TO

    THESE CITIES ARE SET UP FOR A REASON; MORE CONFLICT AND CONFUSION.
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    If the federal government would threaten the states that allow sanctuary cities to exist with pulling their funding, I can just imagine that might put a little pressure on changing policies in those illegal havens.
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    Let's make America a "Santuary country" for Americ

    We the people have been saddled paying high taxes along with suffering the decay and devastation in our “Sanctuary cities
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    Pull their funding! Deport them all!

    Good article by Senator Vitter. I have always liked him because he stands against illegal immigration.
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    Senator Vitter is one of the few true leaders in Congress. If there were more politicians like him, our country would be much better off.
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