Illegal Alien, deported 5 times, murders San Francisco woman in cold blood July 7, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, Basics, demographics, disaster, episcopate, General Catholic, horror, Immigration, rank stupidity, sadness, scandals, secularism, self-serving, Society.
So here’s a crime the US bishops might want to consider in their headlong and, I fear, rather self-serving commitment to totally unrestricted Hispanic (but not Chinese, or Iranian, etc) immigration into this country. An illegal alien with numerous felony priors, deported 5 times from this country, shot and killed a San Francisco woman walking with her father in a busy tourist district apparently for the fun of it. ICE had targeted him for deporting again but San Francisco, following their sanctuary policy which a good number of bishops have endorsed, refused to allow him to be deported and released him without contacting ICE. So now a father is grieving and how knows how many other people have had their worlds turned upside down by leftist shibboleths (which are nothing but a vehicle to what they really crave -power):
The man arrested in connection with the seemingly random killing of a woman who was out for a stroll with her father along the San Francisco waterfront is an illegal immigrant who previously had been deported five times, federal immigration officials say.
Further, Immigration and Customs Enforcement says San Francisco had him in their custody earlier this year but failed to notify ICE when he was released.
“DHS records indicate ICE lodged an immigration detainer on the subject at that time, requesting notification prior to his release so ICE officers could make arrangements to take custody. The detainer was not honored,” ICE said in a statement Friday afternoon.
Kathryn Steinle was killed Wednesday evening at Pier 14 — one of the busiest tourist destinations in the city.
Police said Thursday they arrested Francisco Sanchez in the shooting an hour after it occurred.
On Friday, ICE revealed their records indicate the individual has been previously deported five times, most recently in 2009, and is from Mexico.
“His criminal history includes seven prior felony convictions, four involving narcotics charges,” ICE said in a statement.
ICE briefly had him in their custody in March after he had served his latest sentence for “felony re-entry,” but turned him over to San Francisco police on an outstanding drug warrant. At this time, ICE issued the detainer — effectively asking that he be turned back over to ICE when San Francisco was finished with him.
But ICE was not notified. The incident is sure to renew criticism of San Francisco’s sanctuary city policies.
Social changes like immigration are always fraught with benefits and detriments. But totally unconstrained immigration of the type advocated by many in the USCCB – and even pushed as policy – is not demanded by virtue nor is it counseled by the Doctrine of the Faith. Surely we can be generous while still controlling the flow of dangerous individuals over our border, something almost impossible with present policy, which does nothing to deter dangerous individuals and simply tries to clean up the mess after some atrocity has occurred. With a border fence, the rate of immigration can be controlled and dangerous individuals screened out from admittance. Surely this is not a radical or hard-hearted step to take, it seems the bare minimum of prudence.
But too many profit illicitly off the present system, which actually encourages the “human trafficking” our Holy Father has been at such pains to deplore, for anything to change. The powers that be want cheap labor and other “goods” the unconstrained immigration provides. This includes the bishops, who can go to their ad limina visits to Rome boasting of far better numbers of faithful than they would were it not for the huge influx of temporarily Catholic immigrants, most of whom (or their children, at least) shuck the Faith after they’ve been here a few years. But the faithful are left carrying the tab for the needs of those who arrive here penniless. That many immigrants eventually work themselves into a more prosperous situation not requiring so much support is a testament to their virtue, not to any virtue in the present immigration policy of this country.