Millions around the country were shocked when they learned that Kate Steinle’s killer was found not guilty. We couldn’t believe that a liberal jury in San Francisco, California, would let this murderer off the hook, but they did so because he was an illegal immigrant from Mexico. However, now a Republican in Congress is looking to fire back in the form of a new bill. Sanctuary cities are on high alert.
Don’t be fooled: the ruling in the Steinle murder trial was a message to President Donald Trump. Liberals in California stood behind an illegal immigrant. They were sending a message to every law-abiding American that they’d rather defend killers than legal citizens. It is insane, but it is the natural result of toxic, stupid, liberal policies.
Liberals across the country protect men like Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, who murdered Kate Steinle in cold blood. Thanks to “sanctuary” cities and counties, illegals can hide from justice. The local authorities are not allowed to hand over illegal aliens to the federal government — even if those aliens are violent criminals.
That kind of thinking is what led to the not guilty verdict. However, patriotic Americans are not sitting still. Rep. Todd Rokita has decided to seek justice in the form of a new bill. This law — should it be passed — would imprison elected officials who shelter criminal aliens.
I think that will get their attention.
A Republican congressman plans to introduce a bill Monday that would threaten huge fines and prison time for elected officials accused of sheltering illegal immigrant criminals from deportation, in the wake of the not-guilty verdict in the Kate Steinle murder trial.
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.” [Source: Fox News]
The law, which is wonderfully called Stopping Lawless Actions of Politicians (SLAP) Act, may sound severe, but remember, these officials are breaking the law. They are violating federal law that requires them to hand over illegals to ICE and the DOJ. These liberals are deliberately protecting criminals, endangering American citizens.
If that doesn’t warrant jail time, I don’t know what would.
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.
“It’s time the federal government gets serious about enforcing immigration laws and holding politicians accountable who conspire to break them,” said Rokita.
Rokita also supported “Kate’s Law” – legislation that would boost penalties for illegal immigrants who were previously deported and that was named after Steinle. [Source: Fox News]
For years, Democrats have exploited illegal immigration for their own gain. They have looked the other way when millions of illegals entered the U.S. Why? Because they used them to get extra votes come election time. Why else do you think they also oppose voter ID laws and stricter voting regulations? That’s right — because they pander to illegals, promising them the moon, to get them to vote in elections.
If President Trump should be successful in building the wall and curtailing illegal immigration for good, the Democrats will lose their last hope of winning elections. That is why so many liberal-controlled cities are “sanctuaries.” Democrats are desperately trying to salvage their core voter base!
It’s too early to know if Rokita’s bill will have any traction in Congress. He would need the support of numerous lawmakers in order for it to eventually become law. But, the fact that someone in the House is pushing such strong measures tells you something. The verdict of Steinle’s killer will have serious consequences for years to come. Liberals have signed their political death warrant. Laws like SLAP are only the beginning.
This is big news for anyone concerned about illegal immigration. Be sure to spread the word to all your patriotic friends and family, and let them know we need to get behind this in order to make it a reality.