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Thursday, July 07, 2016

Democrats vote to defend sanctuary cities, block mandatory jail time for repeat illegals

Senate Democrats launched filibusters Wednesday to protect sanctuary cities and to shield repeat illegal immigrants from a mandatory minimum 5-year prison sentence, calling the bills an attack on immigrants and saying GOP lawmakers were following the lead of Donald Trump.

The votes came slightly more than a year after the July 1, 2015, slaying of Kate Steinle, whose death at the hands of an illegal immigrant shielded by San Francisco’s sanctuary policy ignited a fierce debate over localities’ laws that limit or ban police from turning immigrants over to federal deportation officers.

Steinle’s death drew attention to victims of illegal immigrant crime — a part of the illegal immigration debate that’s often overlooked.

But Democrats said the GOP’s solutions of stricter penalties on repeat illegal immigrants, and punishing cities and counties for shielding illegal immigrants, were the wrong path.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid complained that jailing illegal immigrants who repeatedly sneak into the U.S. after being deported would end up overcrowding American prisons, and would cost billions of dollars.



Anonymous said...

The fix is in. We are losing our country one democrat at a time.

Obama Crooked Bastardo said...

Supprised Anyone?! Shame on you DEMOC-RATS! How did "Our Maryland" Democ-rats Mikulski and Cardin voted on this? Oh, Harry "Whorehouse" Reid is now soooo concerned about overcrowding prisons with illegals. Well, why not send all of them to Harry's Backyard Ranch in Nevada, there is plenty room for all of them.

Anonymous said...

Clearly, Democrats are the enemy of this once great nation. They are menacing criminals and should be dealt with on every societal level.
Anyone that sides with hardened criminals is nothing better.

Anonymous said...

But of course why would anyone expect anything different from democrats who look out for their special interests.

Anonymous said...

I assume you include obviously the financiers of the Democrat Party.
Because without the money, there would be no power.

WHO are we talking about?

Anonymous said...

Are they NUTZ?