Saturday, November 15, 2008

San Francisco Sanctuary Law Results in Murder

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During the heated debate about illegal immigration last year, the city of San Francisco was singled out as ground zero of the "sanctuary city" debate. SF Mayor Gavin Newsom maintained a shield law whereby illegal immigrants were not reported to the federal government when they were arrested and thus avoided deportation.

As is so often the case with liberal policies, it has backfired and resulted in the death of four people, the latest a 14-year old boy named Ivan Miranda (pictured right):

SAN FRANCISCO -- A teenager accused of stabbing a 14-year-old boy to death in a gang-motivated attack had been given sanctuary from deportation under San Francisco's previous practice of shielding young illegal immigrant felons from federal authorities, records show.

Rony Aguilera, 17, known as "Guerrillero," has been charged as an adult in the July 31 sword attack in the Excelsior neighborhood that killed Ivan Miranda, who police say was an innocent victim caught up in an act of gang vengeance. Authorities believe Aguilera is an illegal immigrant from Honduras, but he was never referred to federal officials after being arrested last year in an assault case, according to records reviewed by The Chronicle.

Aguilera is the second person this year to be charged with murder in San Francisco after having been protected from possible deportation under city officials' now-discarded interpretation of a sanctuary ordinance that barred agencies from cooperating with federal efforts to round up illegal immigrants.
Four people are dead because San Francisco has a policy that makes it illegal to report illegals who by definition have already broken federal law. Four people who would be alive now if Mayor Newsom had not given the finger to the feds are now dead. I'm sure their families are really happy about Newsom's liberal policy and have nothing but a warm fuzzy feeling for him when crying over the graves of their loved ones.

Granted, Newsom has made changes to the policy, yet it was too late to save these four people. "I'm sorry" isn't going to cut it and amending the sanctuary law will not bring these four people back.

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