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Monday, November 23, 2015

Sanctuary City Residents Kill Americans

The debate continues on the hotly-contested issue of sanctuary cities, but Americans need to know that illegal immigration is not just an issue of empty rhetoric and political positioning. The dangerous practice of refusing to prosecute illegal immigrants, including those who have committed felonies, has caused serious harm to American citizens. If you live in a sanctuary city such as Tucson, Arizona; Aurora, Colorado; or San Francisco, California; you should be especially concerned about this disturbing trend.

Reports from the Department Of Homeland Security show that more than 8,000 illegal immigrants were released by sanctuary cities in just one 8-month period in 2014. Of those aliens, 62 percent had prior criminal records. 1,900 of the 8,000 were later rearrested on 7,500 different offenses, many of which were violent. Despite what some liberals would like to believe, these statistics prove that the release of criminals through sanctuary city policies pose a direct threat to American citizens. Unfortunately, the problem does not end there. In 2005, the Government Accountability Office made reports on the number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. correctional system. The findings of these reports are shocking. Based on the reports, 27 percent of all federal prisoners are illegal aliens. Of these, 89 percent are from Central or South American countries. Clearly, something must be done to secure our southern border to stop the flood of criminals from coming in to our country.

One of the most basic responsibilities of any government is to ensure the safety of its citizens. When liberal city governments make sanctuary city policies, they are neglecting this responsibility.

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