Giuseppe Sandro Mela.
«La Camera degli Stati Uniti, controllata dai repubblicani, ha dato un nuovo giro di vite contro gli immigrati illegali approvando due nuove leggi. La prima è quella che sospende i finanziamenti federali alle ‘città santuario’, ossia le circa 300 città americane (da San Francisco a New York) che offrono protezione ai clandestini. La seconda, la ‘Kate’s law’ – dal nome di una giovane uccisa da un pregiudicato irregolare ed espulso cinque volte -, aumenta le pene per gli stranieri cacciati che ritornano negli Usa.
Il presidente americano Donald Trump ha espresso il suo plauso per l’approvazione di quelle che ha definito ”due misure cruciali per salvare e proteggere vite americane”, in nome dello slogan ‘Make America safe again’, e ha invitato il Senato a fare altrettanto.» [Fonte]
Le città ‘santuario’.
Per città santuario si intendono municipalità che non applicano od eludono le leggi federali, con la tolleranza del potere centrale. La stessa categoria è applicabile alle università americane, molte delle quali sono anche esse diventate ‘santuari‘. Ambedue le categorie tuttavia godono di cospicui fondi federali che spendono però non per gli scopi per i quali sono loro dati, bensì per eludere ovvero non applicare le leggi federali, quali quelle sulla immigrazione clandestina.
«In the United States and Canada, a sanctuary city is a city that has adopted a policy of protecting illegal immigrants by not prosecuting them for violating federal immigration laws in the country in which they are now living illegally. Such a policy can be set out expressly in a law (de jure) or observed only in practice (de facto). The term applies generally to cities that do not use municipal funds or resources to enforce national immigration laws, and usually forbid police or municipal employees to inquire about a person’s immigration status. The designation has no precise legal meaning.» [Fonte]
«On January 25, 2017 President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing the Secretary of Homeland Security and Attorney General to defund sanctuary jurisdictions that refuse to comply with federal immigration law. He also ordered the Department of Homeland Security to begin issuing weekly public reports that include “a comprehensive list of criminal actions committed by aliens and any jurisdiction that ignored or otherwise failed to honor any detainers with respect to such aliens.”»
«The Trump administration put nine of the country’s top sanctuary cities on notice Friday that they could soon have to give up some federal funds unless they can prove they are no longer thwarting Homeland Security’s efforts to deport illegal immigrants. ….
The entire state of California is being targeted, as are the cities of New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Las Vegas, New Orleans and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Cook County in Illinois and Miami-Dade County in Florida round out the list. ….
In letters to each of the nine jurisdictions the Justice Department said they signed documents last year, when they applied for Byrne Justice Assistance Grant money, saying they complied with a section of federal law that demands cooperation when immigration agents ask for it.»
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«The House voted 228-195 to pass the “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act” that would withhold some federal grants to so-called “sanctuary city” jurisdictions that do not comply with certain federal immigration laws»
The White House. 2017-06-27. H.R. 3003 – No Sanctuary for Criminals Act
«The Administration strongly supports House passage of H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act. This bill would ensure that American taxpayers are not subsidizing States and localities that work to affirmatively thwart Federal law enforcement efforts.
For States or localities determined to be in violation of Federal law, H.R. 3003 would restrict their eligibility to receive certain Department of Justice or Department of Homeland Security grants. Instead, under this bill, those grant funds would be reallocated to States and localities that comply with Federal law. Additionally, this bill would provide for more robust detention of criminal aliens. The Administration is committed to strengthening enforcement of our Nation’s immigration laws in order to improve national security and public safety. This legislation is critical to these efforts.»
Gran brutto colpo questo per i liberals democratici, che si mettevano in tasca fondi federali, 3 mld direttamente e 47 circa indirettamente, per finanziare movimenti eversivi il Governo Federale. Il tutto sfacciatamente ignorando le leggi federali.
Gran brutto colpo, per davvero, anche per il nostro amico Mr Soros:
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«By a vote of 257-167, the chamber also passed “Kate’s law” to increase penalties for illegal immigrants who return to the United States»
Congress. S.2193 – Kate’s Law
«To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase penalties for individuals who illegally reenter the United States after being removed and for other purposes ….
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES ….
This Act may be cited as the “Stop Illegal Reentry Act” or as “Kate’s Law”. ….
“(a) In general. — Subject to subsections (b) and (c), any alien who —
“(1) has been denied admission, excluded, deported, or removed or has departed the United States while an order of exclusion, deportation, or removal is outstanding; and
“(2) thereafter enters, attempts to enter, or is at any time found in, the United States, unless—
“(A) prior to the alien’s reembarkation at a place outside the United States or the alien’s application for admission from foreign contiguous territory, the Secretary of Homeland Security has expressly consented to such alien’s reapplying for admission; or
“(B) with respect to an alien previously denied admission and removed, such alien shall establish that the alien was not required to obtain such advance consent under this Act or any prior Act;
shall be fined under title 18, United States Code, or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.»
La Kate’s Law ha una lunga e dolorosa storia.
«On July 1, 2015, 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle was shot by an illegal immigrant named Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez. Lopez-Sanchez fired a .40 caliber handgun on Pier 14 in the Embarcadero district in San Francisco, California. The bullet ricocheted off the pavement, then struck Kathryn Steinle in the back, causing her to die two hours later at a hospital. Lopez-Sanchez, a Mexican national, was arrested and charged with her murder. ….
Sanchez was arrested about an hour after the shooting at Pier 40, about one mile south of Pier 14 and divers from a police boat found the gun in the bay alongside Pier 14, the next day. Following his arrest, Sanchez was booked into San Francisco County Jail on suspicion of murder ….
Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez (or Francisco Sanchez; given name José Inez García Zarate), of Guanajuato, Mexico, had been deported from the U.S. a total of five times, most recently in 2009. He was on probation in Texas at the time of the shooting. He had seven felony convictions. When he was apprehended, Sanchez was listed as 45 years old by police, but as 52 in jail records.
Sanchez arrived to the U.S. sometime before 1991, the year he was convicted of his first drug charge in Arizona. In 1993, he was convicted three times in Washington state for felony heroin possession and manufacturing narcotics. Following another drug conviction and jail term, this time in Oregon, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) deported Sanchez in June 1994. However, Sanchez returned to the U.S. within two years and was convicted again of heroin possession in Washington state. He was deported for the second time in 1997.
On February 2, 1998, Sanchez was deported for the third time, after reentering the U.S. through Arizona. United States Border Patrol caught him six days later at a border crossing, and a federal court sentenced Sanchez to five years and three months in federal prison for unauthorized reentry. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), formerly INS, deported Sanchez in 2003 for his fourth deportation. However, he reentered the U.S. through the Texas border and got another federal prison sentence for reentry before being deported for the fifth time in June 2009.
Less than three months after his fifth deportation, Sanchez was caught attempting to cross the border in Eagle Pass, Texas. He pleaded guilty to felony reentry; upon sentencing, a federal court recommended Sanchez be placed in “a federal medical facility as soon as possible”» [Fonte]
Come si può constatare, Mr Lopez-Sanchez ha una fedina penale di tutto rispetto: un criminale incallito, condannato ripetutamente da corti locali e federali e sempre poi rilasciato. Fino a tanto che non ha commesso un omicidio volontario di primo grado. Era stato condannato a venti anni di carcere:
«San Francisco officials transported Sanchez to San Francisco County Jail on March 26, 2015, to face a 20-year-old felony charge of selling and possessing marijuan …. He was released from San Francisco County Jail on April 15, and had no outstanding warrants or judicial warrants, as confirmed by the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department»
Come è stato possibile?
I giudici che lo hanno giudicato per reati quali possesso e spaccio di droga, rientro illegale negli Stati Uniti e poi tutto il resto, erano liberals democratici. Rilasciare un condannato a venti anni è atto illegale, ma le Corti di Giustizia composte da giudici democratici sono, per chiamarle con il loro nome, associazioni per delinquere di stampo mafioso.
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Adesso queste due nuove leggi pongono fine a queste situazioni estreme di illegalità, che gli Stato uniti non vedevano dai tempi di Al Capone e di Mr Gambino.
Ripetiamo per chiarezza: i liberals democratici sono un’associazione per delinquere di stampo mafioso.
Ecco perché odiano Mr Trump: perché è una persona onesta.
→ Reuters. 2017-06-30. House cracks down on illegal immigrants with bills backed by Trump
Bills backed by U.S. President Donald Trump to crack down on illegal immigrants passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, drawing criticism from immigration activists and others who called them a threat to civil liberties.
The House voted 228-195 to pass the “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act” that would withhold some federal grants to so-called “sanctuary city” jurisdictions that do not comply with certain federal immigration laws. By a vote of 257-167, the chamber also passed “Kate’s law” to increase penalties for illegal immigrants who return to the United States. It is named for Kate Steinle, who was shot dead in San Francisco in 2015. An illegal immigrant who had been deported five times was charged with her murder.
“I applaud the House for passing two crucial measures to save and protect American lives,” Trump said in a statement. “These were bills I campaigned on and that are vital to our public safety and national security.”
Both bills will need approval from the Senate to become law. Trump’s Republicans control both chambers. But Democrats assailed the measures as fear-mongering.
“Although people who illegally re-enter the country do so to reunite with their families, or to flee violence or persecution, this bill considers them all dangerous criminals who deserve lengthy prison sentences,” Democratic Representative Jerrold Nadler said during debate on “Kate’s Law.”
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump demanded action against sanctuary cities, which provide some protection for illegal immigrants under laws that limit how much cooperation local police may have with federal immigration authorities.
The “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act” prohibits sanctuary cities from adopting policies that restrict police officers from asking individuals about their immigration status or the immigration status of others.
Under the laws, illegal immigrants would face mandatory detention for past convictions of an expanded number of offenses, such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
On Wednesday, Trump promoted both bills at the White House with speeches by parents of young people slain by people who live in, or immigrated to, the United States illegally.
→ The Hill. 2017-06-30. House passes ‘Kate’s Law’ and bill targeting sanctuary cities
The House passed legislation on Thursday to crack down on illegal immigration and enact a key priority of President Trump’s known as “Kate’s Law.”
In largely party line votes, the House approved two bills. One would cut off some federal grants from so-called sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities; the other would impose tougher sentences on criminals who have entered the U.S. illegally multiple times.
“For years, the lack of immigration enforcement and spread of sanctuary policies have cost too many lives,” said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the author of both bills.
The sanctuary city bill passed 228-195, while the sentencing bill passed 257-167.
Three Democrats defected from their party to support taking away grants from the sanctuary localities: Reps. Matt Cartwright (Pa.), Henry Cuellar (Texas) and Collin Peterson (Minn.). Seven Republicans voted against the bill: Reps. Justin Amash (Mich.), Carlos Curbelo (Fla.), Mario Diaz-Balart (Fla.), Dan Donovan (N.Y.), Peter King (N.Y.), Dave Reichert (Wash.) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.).
House Democratic leaders encouraged members to oppose the bill to withhold funds from sanctuary cities, but didn’t apply as much pressure on “Kate’s Law,” which establishes higher penalties for criminals who have entered the country illegally.
Twenty-four Democrats voted for “Kate’s Law.” Amash was the only Republican to oppose it.
The sentencing legislation is named after Kate Steinle, who was fatally shot in 2015 in San Francisco by a man who had had seven previous felony convictions and was deported to Mexico on five previous occasions.
Trump had invoked the shooting on the campaign trail to promote his immigration agenda, including at his speech at the Republican National Convention last summer when he accepted the party’s presidential nomination.
The convention featured speeches from parents whose children were killed by immigrants in the U.S. illegally, and the White House has tried to keep a focus on the issue since then.
Three of first lady Melania Trump’s guests at the president’s address to Congress in February were people who had family members killed by undocumented immigrants.
During his address to Congress, Trump announced a new Homeland Security office called Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) to assist victims of crimes committed by immigrants in the country illegally.
Trump earlier Thursday called the two immigration bills “vital to public safety and national security.”
“I’m calling on all lawmakers to put the safety of American families first. Let’s pass these bills through the House, through the Senate, and send them to my desk. I will give them the fastest approval, the fastest signature, that you have ever seen.”
Despite the House passage of the two bills on Thursday, Democrats are likely to present a roadblock in the Senate.
Republicans would need at least eight Democrats to break a filibuster on either of the measures. Senate Democrats successfully blocked similar bills in 2015 and 2016.
Law enforcement groups have expressed opposition to the proposal blocking federal grants to localities with sanctuary policies.
The National Fraternal Order of Police this week wrote to House leaders warning that “withholding needed assistance to law enforcement agencies — which have no policymaking role — also hurts public safety efforts.”
“It is unjust to penalize law enforcement and the citizens they serve because Congress disagrees with their enforcement priorities with respect to our nation’s immigration laws.”
The bill includes a provision that ensures immigrants in the U.S. illegally who are charged with a serious crime are detained during their deportation proceedings.
It also requires that localities comply with Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests to detain suspects for extra time, since some jurisdictions currently don’t always cooperate. The extended detentions allow immigration enforcement authorities to pick up suspected criminal immigrants from local jails.
Democrats further accused proponents of the bill of stoking anti-immigrant attitudes.
“These bills are nothing new and they are not really about immigration or fighting crime,” Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, said during House floor debate. “They are about racial profiling and putting Latinos, quote unquote, in our place.”
The House votes come at a time when Republicans have failed to make headway on Trump’s push to authorize funds for a new wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Trump administration pushed for funding for the border wall during negotiations over a government spending bill this spring, but were unsuccessful.
The 2018 budget proposed by the White House calls for $1.6 billion for constructing the wall. The proposal funds about 60 miles of a wall, mostly along the Texas border.
→ Cnn. 2017-06-30. House passes ‘Kate’s Law’ and bill declaring war on sanctuary cities
Washington (CNN)House Republicans joined President Donald Trump on Thursday afternoon in declaring war on sanctuary cities — passing legislation targeting the cities’ funding while hammering a message of the dangers posed by undocumented immigrants.
“Kate’s Law” is named for Kate Steinle, a young woman murdered on a busy walkway in San Francisco two years ago allegedly by an undocumented immigrant who was deported multiple times. It would increase maximum penalties for undocumented immigrants who repeatedly enter the country illegally after deportation, especially with criminal records. It passed 257-167.
The “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act” would expand what is required of cities regarding federal immigrant enforcement and allow the government to deny jurisdictions federal law enforcement funds if they don’t comply. It passed 228-195.
Republicans relentlessly hammered a message of restoring “rule of law” Wednesday and Thursday leading up to the vote, highlighting crimes committed by undocumented immigrants and attacking sanctuary cities for lax policies they blame for the crimes.
Trump on Wednesday met with families of victims of crimes committed or allegedly committed by undocumented immigrants, highlighting their deaths as preventable. Attorney General Jeff Sessions did the same on Thursday, and House Speaker Paul Ryan brought Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to join him at his weekly press conference also Thursday to drive home the message.
“Sanctuary cities are anything but safe,” Kelly said, carrying on the theme. “Instead these are places that allow some criminals to go free.”
“By flagrantly disregarding the rule of law, sanctuary cities are putting lives at risk,” Ryan echoed. “And we cannot tolerate that.”
Democrats accused their colleagues of distorting the issue. Local jurisdictions and law enforcement agencies have argued that their policies are actually about making communities safer — by building trust with local communities — and say that what the government is actually trying to do is co-opt their precious resources to carry out what should be federal officers’ job.
“That’s just bogus,” said California Rep. Zoe Lofgren when asked by CNN about Republicans’ claim that sanctuary cities harbor criminals. “(Immigration and Customs Enforcement) has a job to enforce immigration laws, there’s nothing that any state or locality can or should do to prevent them from enforcing immigration laws. What they want to do is commandeer state and locals to do their job for them, and a lot of police departments object to that because they need to build trust with communities.”
Democrats also slammed what they alleged was an effort to vilify undocumented immigrants, despite studies showing they are no more likely to commit crimes than the general population.
“This bill perpetuates the ugly myth that immigrants are more dangerous and more likely to commit crimes than native Americans,” New York Rep. Jerry Nadler said on the House floor. “This bill demonizes immigrants, punishes communities that seek to build trust between immigrants and law enforcement and allows indefinite detention, … all while making us less safe.”
The sponsor of the bill, Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte, said that sanctuary cities are making the choice themselves to ignore safety.
“It is a simple principle that if you are going to receive taxpayer dollars from the federal government to keep people safe, that you have got to follow the law and keep them safe,” Goodlatte told reporters Thursday. “That’s the reason why we do that.”
But it is unlikely the bills will pass the Senate.
Kate’s Law has been introduced before and failed to get the 60 votes needed to advance in the Senate last year. It did pick up three Democratic votes — Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly, North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin — but to pass the Senate, Republicans would need five more Democrats to join all Republicans in voting yes.
Other red-state Democrats have already voted against the bill. The sanctuary cities bill could garner even less support, as lawmakers protest the cuts in law enforcement funding.