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

Roy Moore is surrounded by supporters and media after leaving the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday October 27, 2016 as the lottery is held to pick the judges who will hear his appeal.

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.

Moore said, “Yesterday’s outrageous ruling was a complete travesty of justice and a shameful admission that San Francisco cares more for criminal aliens than they do for innocent American women and until Congress moves to crack down on sanctuary cities, illegal immigration, and border security, no American can be safe”

“I am thankful for the strong leadership of President Trump, and as your next United States senator, rest assured that I will do all within my power to secure our border, build the border wall, put an immediate end to so-called ‘sanctuary cities’ that put Americans at risk, strongly oppose all amnesty including DACA and the DREAM Act, and work to pass Kate’s Law to crack down on criminal illegals like Zarate who unlawfully return to our country,” Moore said.  “My opponent supports amnesty and has stated that he sees no need for a border wall and has said nothing about sanctuary cities.  His election would be a threat to the safety and well-being of the people of Alabama and the United States at large.”

The Moore campaign accused Doug Jones of being an outspoken opponent of building a wall to secure our border and of consistently supporting DACA, the DREAM Act, and other amnesty measures that will only encourage more illegal immigration.

Zarate is a felon who had been deported from the United States five times before he fatally shot Kate Steinle in the back in 2015.

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U.S. Representative Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, said, “Kate Steinle was a young woman who was tragically and senselessly killed by a criminal illegal immigrant who had already been deported numerous times.  This disappointing verdict should serve as a harsh reminder that sanctuary policies, like those that exist in San Francisco where Kate was murdered, are unlawful at best and very, very dangerous to American communities.”

President Donald Trump said, “The Kate Steinle killer came back and back over the weakly protected Obama border, always committing crimes and being violent, and yet this info was not used in court. His exoneration is a complete travesty of justice. BUILD THE WALL!”  “A disgraceful verdict in the Kate Steinle case! No wonder the people of our Country are so angry with Illegal Immigration.”

Following the shocking verdict, U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions said, “It seems like to me that it wouldn’t take five minutes to pass the Kate Steinle bill that passed out of the House with a good vote.” Sessions told Fox News host Tucker Carlson, “It shouldn’t take any time to pass additional legislation that would provide greater incentive and greater pressure on cities that are failing to cooperate with the federal government in basic immigration law.  So yes, I don’t see any basis for not moving this and would love to see them move it, they’ve got the tax bill right now. But as soon as possible, I would like to see this legislation be advanced in the Senate.”

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure known as “Kate’s Law” this summer, which would increase maximum prison penalties for illegal immigrants who continue to enter the U.S. Democratic Senators are opposing the measure.

Democrats refusal to work with the president on taxes and on the border apparently led to Trump giving his full endorsement to Moore on Monday.

“Democrats refusal to give us even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama,” Trump tweeted. “We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more. No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet!”

The president also attacked  Moore’s Democratic opponent Doug Jones, “Putting Pelosi/Schumer Liberal Puppet Jones into office in Alabama would hurt our great Republican Agenda of low on taxes, tough on crime, strong on military and borders…& so much more.”

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Moore will face Jones  in the Senate special election in one week. Moore was twice elected as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.  Jones was appointed as an U.S. Attorney by President Bill Clinton.  The Senate vacancy was created after Trump appointed Sessions as U.S. attorney general.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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