Moore asks Jones why he still supports DACA and opposes border wall

December 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Roy Moore Campaign asked Jones why, “In light of the tragic not-guilty verdict for Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the illegal immigrant who murdered Kate Steinle, why do you oppose securing the border and support DACA and other amnesty measures that will attract more illegal immigrants?”

The Moore campaign accused Jones of being silent following the jury verdict freeing Zarate for the murder of young Kate Steinle.

Read More

Combatting illegal immigration

July 11, 2017
Bradley Byrne

Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

Kate Steinle became a household name in 2015 after the 32-year old was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco. It was a horrific event that shined light on some serious flaws in our Nation’s immigration system.

The man who killed her, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, was in our country illegally. Making matters worse, he had already been deported five times and had been convicted of seven felonies. He had no business being in the United States.
Read More

Byrne, Roby, Brooks vote to strengthen Immigration laws

July 6, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, June 29, 2017, US Representatives: Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose), Martha Roby (R-Montgomery), and Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) voted in support of two bills that sponsors say are intended to strengthen our Nation’s immigration laws and fight back against illegal immigration. Both Kate’s Law, HR3004, and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, HR3003, passed the House last week.

Congressman Byrne said in a statement, “I am committed to working with President Trump to secure the border and combat illegal immigration. By passing these two important bills, we are sending a clear message that the safety and security of the American people comes first.
Read More

Shelby and Brooks Remember Kate Steinle

July 4, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, July 1, marked the one year anniversary of the death of innocent 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle, who was shot by a criminal illegal alien and died in her father’s arms on a San Francisco street.

The often arrested, often deported killer, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez had most recently been a guest of the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department jail; but when his latest jail time was up the San Francisco authorities released him to the streets without phoning the Immigrations Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to deport the professional criminal. San Francisco is a sanctuary city and refuses to help deport even the most dangerous of criminal illegal aliens back to their home countries. Once on the loose, the felon stole a firearm from a Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) agent’s vehicle and then shot Steinle. The brutal assassination sparked national outrage. Donald Trump seized on the event to leap into the lead in a crowded GOP field. Both US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) and US Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) released statements on the anniversary of Steinle’s murder.
Read More

Palmer and Byrne Vote Against Sanctuary Cities

July 24, 2015

By Brandon Moseley

Alabama Political Reporter 

Thursday, July 23 U.S. Representatives Gary Palmer (R from Hoover) and Bradley Byrne (R from Montrose) both voted in favor of H.R. 3009, the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act, which passed the House today.  This bill cuts off specific federal law enforcement grants for “sanctuary” cities.  The legislation defines sanctuary cities as those cities which refuse to cooperate with the Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) or other government agencies charged with immigration, or have laws that bar law enforcement from inquiring about a suspect’s immigration status.  

Congressman Palmer said in a statement, “If a city chooses not to cooperate with the federal government in enforcing immigration law, then they should not receive the benefit of federal law enforcement funding.  The rule of law must always remain a high priority for every elected official if we are to maintain our constitutional order.”

Congressman Byrne said in his own statement, “Today the House passed a bill to cut off grant funding for “sanctuary cities” who refuse to enforce our nation’s immigration laws. This vote comes after Kate Steinle was killed earlier this year by an illegal immigrant in one of these “sanctuary cities.” It doesn’t seem like these cities are “sanctuaries” for law abiding citizens, but rather that they are “sanctuaries” for criminals.”

According to the Center for Immigration Studies, 200 cities nationwide could be classified as sanctuary cities.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) estimate that January 1 to August 31, 2014, more than 8,100 deportable aliens were released after being arrested by sanctuary jurisdictions.  Of the 8,100 aliens released by sanctuary jurisdictions, approximately 1,900 were later arrested yet again.  In many instances, these illegal immigrants were subsequently arrested more than once. 

This has been a problem for years, but the murder of Kate Steinle in San Francisco on July 1st allegedly by criminal illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez has focused attention on this issue.  In March Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities asked the San Francisco Police Department to hold Lopez Sanchez for them to pick up; but they instead turned him loose, despite his multiple felony convictions, due to San Francisco’s sanctuary city laws.  He later (allegedly) stole a gun from a member of law enforcement and (allegedly) gunned down Miss Steinle who was just taking a stroll with her father.

Rep. Byrne said, “I am the father of two grown women, but I never quit being their daddy. And I cannot imagine what Mr. Steinle went through that day when he was with his daughter, and she was shot and died in his arms.”

Congressman Byrne said, “He testified yesterday before the Senate. Very emotional, powerful testimony, and I wonder what he would say if he were in this room today with us, because I think what he was telling the Senate yesterday is that he wanted us to do something.  There’s been a failure here, and in part, it’s our failure, and I don’t think it’s too much for any of us to understand the human component of that father. And this is not an isolated incident, unfortunately. If it’s not an isolated incident, it’s going to happen again until somebody stops it.  And it seems to me it’s the responsibility of those of us in public office to stop it, and here is an opportunity to stop it, and I would not be doing my duty as a Congressman – I also would not be doing my duty as a dad – if I didn’t stop it.”

H.R. 3009, the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act passed the House 241 to 179.

 

 

Jim Steinle Testifies Before Congress About His Daughter’s Death

July 23, 2015

 

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

kate-steinleTuesday, June 21, Jim Steinle testified before the US Senate’s powerful Judiciary Committee about his daughter, Kate Steinle, and her death at the hands of a criminal illegal alien in a sanctuary city.  Mr. Steinle favors legislation requiring better enforcement of our country’s existing immigration laws.

Steinle testified before Congress that, “Everywhere Kate went throughout the world, she shined the light of a good citizen from the United States of America. Unfortunately, due to unjointed laws and basic incompetence of the government, the US has suffered a self-inflicted wound in the murder of our daughter by the hand of a person that should have never been on the streets in this country. I say this because the alleged murderer is an undocumented immigrant who has been convicted of 7 felonies in the US and already deported 5 times. Yet, in March of this year, he was released from jail and allowed to stay here freely because of legal loopholes.”
Read More

© Copyright 2017 Alabama Political Reporter