In the aftermath of Kate Steinle’s killer being acquitted in a San Francisco court, a Republican member of Congress is introducing a bill that would put an end to so-called “sanctuary cities” once and for all…Can we get a hell yeah?!
As many are aware, an illegal alien by the name of Jose Garcia Zarate shot and killed Steinle as she walked with her father on a San Francisco pier in 2015. Zarate has a long criminal history, having been convicted of seven felonies and deported five times, and was released by San Francisco officials shortly before killing the promising young woman despite there being an ICE detainer on him.
The verdict in Zarate’s case sparked nationwide outrage, and even caused the Justice Department to issue a federal arrest warrant in relation to Steinle’s murder.
Because of the utter foolishness of local officials being able to ignore federal law with impunity, Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita is introducing a bill that would hold the feet of sanctuary city officials to the fire. In fact, if his bill passes, said officials would face a million-dollar fine and up to five years in federal prison if they’re convicted of harboring illegal aliens.
From Fox News:
Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita’s bill is one of the most aggressive pieces of legislation to date aimed at sanctuary city policies, going beyond the Justice Department’s threat to cut off grants to those jurisdictions.
“Politicians don’t get to pick and choose what laws to comply with,” Rokita told Fox News. “Americans are dying because politicians sworn to uphold the law refuse to do so.”
His “Stopping Lawless Actions of Politicians (SLAP) Act” would hold state and local lawmakers criminally responsible for refusing to comply with federal immigration enforcement efforts. The Republican’s bill would subject violators to a $1 million fine and up to five years in prison if they are convicted.
This is basically the best news we’ve heard all day. This absolutely should happen, and when it does, we will be there with a HELL YEAH!