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Our worst fears are happening

Hysteria has swept the nation. It only strikes illegal immigrants, criminals, and liberals. The reason is that these are the only people interested in making sure that illegal immigrants and criminals are not prosecuted, deported, or even found. While law abiding citizens fear for their safety, liberals continue to deny the correlation between these problems and the rising crime rates around the country.

Recently released documents show that Obama is releasing prisoners at an alarming rate. He claims the releases are to help an overburdened justice system and that no one he released or pardoned was a dangerous criminal.

We know now that this is untrue. An organization called Judicial Watch filed a law suit to force the release of documents showing that Obama lied. Judicial Watch is a long-time national leader in advocating for a rule-of-law approach to illegal immigration.  This work includes exposing and challenging dangerous sanctuary policies in San Francisco, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Arizona, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and more.

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The documents show the Obama administration released 165,900 convicted criminal aliens throughout the United States, including many convicted of such violent crimes as homicide, sexual assault, kidnapping, and aggravated assault.

In addition to many illegal immigrant criminals being released, cities around the country have openly advertised as being “sanctuary cities” for illegal immigrants. One of those cities is San Francisco. They are just one city they has been harboring illegals for many years.

In 2011, because of Judicial Watch’s work, San Francisco was ordered to end its sanctuary policy that protected aliens arrested for certain drug offenses from being reported to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  It appears that they violated that order which led to at least one innocent woman, Kate Steinle being gunned down by an illegal immigrant. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez sought refuge in San Francisco after being deported 5 times.

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Protecting criminals not families

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This shows a disturbing trend that will undoubtedly repeat itself around the country as sanctuary cities expand and Obama continues to release criminals. A look at just one lawsuit in Chicago shows that Cook County Sheriff’s Department released well over 1,000 criminal aliens that were being sought by ICE.

Judicial Watch is now obtaining and releasing records that show the impact of San Francisco’s defiance of federal law with the protection of illegal immigrants.

Records obtained through the San Francisco County Sheriff’s Department showed that violent crime has exploded in the city since 2011. The number of arrests for murder has gone up 55% while the number of rapes has shot up an astonishing 370%.

Despite the number of arrests for violent crimes such as those, the overall arrest numbers have dropped 42%, indicating an unwillingness to arrest illegals who are committing the crimes. San Francisco cannot continue to deny the connection between their sanctuary policies and the increase in crime.

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Murder                      Assault                               Battery                         Rape

2011               87                                  99                                    1600                              10

2012              101                                 76                                    1501                               45

2013              128                                95                                    1592                                45

2014              135                                93                                    1516                                 47

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2015              78                                  54                                    908                                  23

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According to the information provided by Sheriff’s Department Assistant Legal Counsel Mark Nicco, “These numbers reflect the number of charges for arrests and bookings (not just arrests).”

How many of the people arrested are actually just being set free without even be booked? Looking at the numbers, a decline in arrest and booking for things like assault and battery shows that there may be a connection between not jailing illegals and less violent crimes.

An even bigger question would be what the citizenship status on these criminals is? The numbers may prove that San Francisco is right, illegal aliens deserve protection and are not the ones committing all these crimes.

Unfortunately they won’t get that chance. In response to a request for details on the U.S. citizenship status of the offenders, Nicco informed Judicial Watch: “This information is not tracked by the Jail Management System.”

The information is not tracked because even if it showed that illegals were committing the crimes, San Francisco would do nothing about it. Rather than protect the citizens who are there legally and paying taxes, they will continue to harbor the criminals and illegals, many of whom are draining the public coffers on assistance programs alone.

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Liberal logic

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton insists that citizens must know that this is happening. “Citizens understand that when San Francisco and other sanctuary cities release illegal alien criminals onto the streets, crime is going to increase. These new crime statistics suggest that there are more murders and an epidemic of rape linked to San Francisco’s releasing illegal alien criminals in violation of law.”

What needs to be done here is obvious to everyone except San Francisco and the other sanctuary cities. Their repeated defiance of federal law will soon result in problems that our current President never would have done.

President Elect Trump has already begun discussing sanctions against these cities which may include withdrawal of federal funds until they comply with federal law. It is imperative that he does this. It may be the only thing that will make them stop the lawless behavior.

The crimes will also begin spilling over. Cities that aren’t sanctuary ones will begin to experience high crime rates as well due to neighboring lawlessness. The governments that follow the law will begin experiencing the negative effects of the surrounding cities.

It is a dangerous trend that will impact more and more innocent people if allowed to continue.