Sanctuary Sin

It’s time to hold “sanctuary cities”, “sanctuary counties”, and “sanctuary states” responsible for the deaths of American citizens in their jurisdictions.

Time and again we read stories of illegal immigrants — criminals — attacking, raping, and killing Americans and then because of “sanctuary policy” are released after serving their time, ICE detainers that require contacting ICE before releasing them completely ignored.

Carlos Eduardo Arevalo Carranza, a Salvadoran illegal alien who’s got a rap sheet about as long as his arm, was arrested in California and charged with murdering a 59-year-old Bambi Larson in February.

The Ingraham Angle, one of the Fox News shows that has covered Larson’s death, obtained a copy of a DHS immigration detainer notice for Arevalo-Corranza from October 9, 2018.  Not only was Corranza in the country illegally, but he had been arrested as many as 7 times and 7 times the arresting agencies ignored the ICE detainers.  The copy of the October, 2018 retainer obtained by the Ingraham show was stamped “not honored per county policy,” referring to the sanctuary policy of Santa Clara County, which contains the city of San Jose.

“DHS just confirmed to us, just shortly before the show went to air, that the suspect was not only in the country illegally but had left and then reentered after he claimed asylum.”  The asylum process is still suffering from Obama-era policy and continued stonewalling by Democrats over immigration issues.

ICE had tried to deport Corranza 9 times, but because of sanctuary policies requiring law enforcement agencies to ignore the detainers, they were unable to do so.  in Santa Clara County alone, Carranza had a criminal history including kidnapping, drug possession, battery on a police officer, trespassing and burglary, and had been diagnosed with psychosis back in 2016. An ICE official added that Carranza had been convicted of 10 crimes in just the past three years, but had been continually released per sanctuary city policies without ICE being notified.

The local law enforcement agencies are not happy.  In one press release, San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia put the blame on the state, saying in a press conference Tuesday that his department didn’t make the rules that require them to ignore ICE detainers and free dangerous criminal aliens.

February 22 an illegal immigrant who was killed in a shootout with a California cop had been deported three times and arrested and released over ICE’s objection on several occasions — including cases involving the very department whose officer took him down in a dramatic exchange caught on her body cam.

In a graphic, 48-second clip body camera footage from the traffic stop shows Javier Hernandez Morales rolling down his window, grabbing a handgun and opening fire. Napa County sheriff’s Deputy Riley Jarecki narrowly avoided getting struck before running to the other side of the car, firing at least 15 shots into the red Honda.

Hernandez Morales, 48, died at the scene and the deputy was not seriously injured.

It’s not the first time cops have been attacked or ambushed by illegal immigrants.  It is no wonder the cops have become almost hyper-reactive in such situations.  And be assured, when you’re fighting for your life, you don’t count how many times you fire your weapon, you hope and pray if your gun goes “click” that you’ve stopped the threat.

Sanctuary cities, counties, states, all should be sued for the untimely deaths of American citizens and made to compensate victims of violent crimes committed by illegal immigrants.  It won’t bring anyone back, but it if enough money is required of them, these “sanctuaries” might find a reason to repeal their sanctuary policies and to begin cooperating with the ICE.

And in doing so save American citizens from needless violence and death.