Countless Americans have been, or have had loved ones who were, the victim of crimes by illegal aliens. It’s why my organization, Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS), has been outspoken in our opposition to sanctuary policies that shield criminal illegal aliens from federal law enforcement officials.
CAPS released TV, radio, and social media ads in 2018 featuring CAPS National Spokesman Don Rosenberg, whose son was killed by an illegal alien, calling on Americans to reject sanctuaries and reminding lawmakers that giving sanctuary to criminal illegal aliens is a deadly mistake.
Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) and Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL) introduced H.R. 3964, The Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act, a bill that would give victims of crimes by illegal aliens the right to sue sanctuary jurisdictions for damages. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced a corresponding bill in the Senate, S. 2059, earlier this month. CAPS praised the legislation as a common sense bill that gives victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens recourse to seek damages from jurisdictions who give sanctuary to illegal aliens; and are urging our supporters to tell their members of Congress to pass the Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act!
Sanctuary policies are willful negligence and it has to stop.
Despite what you may hear in the media — illegal aliens are responsible for a disproportionate amount of violent crime in the U.S. The reporting discrepancy is in part due to the fact that crime statistics for illegal aliens are often not properly reported, while prisoner data is.