To The Daily Sun,
It is said that people get the government that they deserve. This means not only how government deals directly with people (e.g., fairly, dictatorially, openly, legally) but it also means the consequences of the policies that our elected politicians implement.
San Francisco citizens have repeatedly elected politicians who made San Francisco a "sanctuary city", a city that refuses to enforce our immigration laws. Sanctuary cities are magnets for illegal aliens, especially criminal illegal aliens who commit fully anticipatable and avoidable crimes.
Now the family and friends of Kathryn Steinle mourn her murder by an illegal alien who San Francisco helped hide from federal authorities. Kathryn's murder was the direct consequence of San Francisco's being a sanctuary city. Her blood is obviously on the hands of her murderer, but that blood is spread over the hands of the politicians who made San Francisco a sanctuary city and the people who repeatedly elected those politicians.
Across our country illegal aliens murder, kill, maim, rape, terrorize, steal from and otherwise victimize millions of American citizens. The harm from these crimes is in addition to the harm to most American citizens, especially poor citizens, from lost jobs, lowered wages, higher taxes, and lower quality educations for American children.
But, illegal aliens are tolerated and even encouraged by politicians to gain support from special interests (e.g., immigration groups, unions, businesses, and government employees) and who put their personal interests above the good of the vast majority of Americans.
Immigration should benefit the nation and the vast majority of its citizens. Unfortunately both Democrat and Republican politicians have betrayed our county and the American people for their own personal benefit.
Our immigration laws are not broken, they are just not enforced. Politicians who claim our immigration problem is the result of not passing "Immigration Reform" are lying. Simply passing a law (crafted by special interest groups) that legalizes the people who overstayed their visas or who crossed our borders illegally doesn't make them the kind of immigrants that benefit our country.
As we consider who to elect to office next year, we must consider who will ensure that our immigration policies benefit our country, our national character, and the vast majority of the American people. If we elect people who continue the current immigration policies, then the blood of Kathryn Steinle and millions of other American victims will also be on our hands.
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