AUGUST 19, 2010
The mayor of
Earlier this week a previously deported illegal immigrant with a lengthy criminal record gunned down a 14-year-old girl in
That’s probably because the city of about 2.4 million residents has long offered illegal immigrants sanctuary and even forbids its police department from asking suspects’ about their legal status. In an effort to change that policy, Judicial Watch sued the Houston Police Department last year on behalf of a sergeant whose husband, also a Houston Police officer, was killed in the line of duty by a previously deported illegal alien with a criminal history.
Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who favors U.S. citizenship for illegal immigrants, is in denial about the role sanctuary measures play in crimes like the recent
The mayor assures illegal aliens that if they live in her city “peacefully” and “don’t “break local laws” they can call the police for services, use public clinics and report crimes without being reported to federal immigration authorities. Hundreds of municipalities around the U.S offer illegal immigrants the same protection and, in most cases, their police departments have a don’t-ask-don’t-tell approach to immigration.
In dozens of instances the measures have enabled violent illegal immigrants to remain in the U.S. long enough to commit atrocious crimes against innocent Americans. In the last few years alone, several law enforcement officers, teenagers and an entire family were brutally murdered in different parts of the country by illegal aliens with criminal histories.
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