The storm of controversy over “Kate’s Law” and the murder of the 32 year old in San Francisco by a criminal alien has continued and Fox News presenter Bill O’Reilly continues to push the issue, noting that 110 American cities and counties are refusing to obey the federal government over enforcing immigration laws.
This, O’Reilly notes, is leading to chaos and to violence.
As he notes
As you may know, we have called for new legislation called Kate’s Law, which would mandate any convicted aggravated felon who comes back to the USA after being deported would receive at least five years in a federal penitentiary.
No wiggle room.
Today on Capitol Hill the Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings on criminal alien violence.
LAURA WILKERSON, SON KILLED BY AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT: “My son’s name was Joshua Wilkerson. On November 16th, 2010 he was beaten, strangled, tortured until he died. He was tied up, thrown in a field and set on fire. His killer, Hermilo Moralez, was brought here illegally by his illegal parents when he was 10 years old, so he fit the dream kid description.”
JIM STEINLE, DAUGHTER KILLED BY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT: “Unfortunately due to disjointed laws and incompetence on many levels, the U.S. has suffered a self-inflicted wound in the murder of our daughter by the hand of a person who should have never been on the streets of this country.”
And that is the heart of this matter — harshly punishing illegal alien felons who return here after being deported.
Who would oppose that?
Well, maybe Dick Durbin, a senator from Illinois:
SEN. DICK DURBIN (D-IL): “So the suggestion that we make a mandatory minimum five-year sentence for people who have been deported and come back across the border with let’s say with no criminal history and no other history from the governance point of view — that seems to be to be an invitation for a lot of prosecutions.”
Simply disgraceful. Durbin knows Kate’s Law calls for the incarceration of felons, not chambermaids.
He knows that but attempts to distort Kate’s Law by mis-defining it.
Why? Because Durbin and others like him don’t care if convicted felons violate our immigration laws and kill people.
The man does not care.
But there was some outrage in the Senate hearing today:
SEN. TED CRUZ, (R-TX): “There is a reason the American people are upset. If President Obama has the courage of his convictions, he would come and look in the eyes of these men and women who have lost their sons, daughters, sisters and the administration would stop releasing murderers and rapists.”
There comes a time when the American people must demand Congress and the president do the right thing.
Kate’s Law is the right thing.