More Heinous Crimes at the Hand of an Illegal Alien

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By Maria Fotopoulos

Maria is a CAPS Senior Writing Fellow who focuses on the impacts of growth on biodiversity. Find her on Twitter | in | FB.

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July 6, 2016

By way of Oregonians for Immigration Reform (OFIR), I came across this story of yet another illegal alien, deported many times – six according to the story – who committed murder. Bonifacio Oseguera-Gonzalez was arrested in the shooting deaths of two men and one woman, as well as the shooting injury of another man.

A year ago, Kate Steinle was murdered by an illegal alien in San Francisco. He too had been deported many times – five times – and was a multiple felon. (Might the numerous re-entries into the U.S. by these two criminal aliens indicate both a border problem and an internal enforcement problem?) Also last year in California, Marilyn Pharis was raped, beaten and murdered in her own home by an illegal alien and his accomplice. These are just three stories of violent crimes committed by illegal aliens; there are many more.

Kamala Harris and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown.

Violent crime statistics for 2015 indicate a 10 percent increase in California. Of course none of the data in the 70-page report issued by California AG Kamala Harris (heir apparent for the Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer) has any breakdown by immigration status – data that seemingly would be quite relevant and useful to law enforcement, policymakers and the general public. But I guess I should not be surprised in the state whose elected officials work hard, as often noted by CAPS, to blur the line between citizens and noncitizens. This certainly includes Harris, who is pro-illegal immigration and has said that “an undocumented immigrant is not a criminal.”

There are so many of these heinous and avoidable crimes committed by people who should not be in the country that when I read this latest story from Oregon I just sat in front of my computer screen, shaking my head, wondering what will it take for more American citizens to demand that this near anarchy on immigration come to an end.

Today’s news didn’t help. Senate Democrats killed two important pieces of immigration enforcement legislation – S. 3100, the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act, that would have permitted the federal government to withhold funds from sanctuary cities, and S. 2193, Kate’s Law (after Kate Steinle), that would have stiffened penalties for anyone caught re-entering or attempting to re-enter the U.S. after being deported at least three times and who had previously been convicted of an aggravated felony.

Do we need a Howard Beale?


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