I wonder how Nancy Pelosi feels now about San Francisco being a sanctuary city? In 2017, she told a crowd that included a woman whose son was brutally murdered by an illegal alien that sanctuary cities make America safer.
And now, he own husband was beaten on the head with a hammer by an illegal alien, and officials in the city refuse to hand him over to ICE for deportation.
The very policy that Pelosi has long supported may ultimately be the same policy that keeps her husband’s attacker in the country.
District Attorney Brooke Jenkins said she won’t turn over Canadian national David DePape to federal authorities for deportation, because of San Francisco’s sanctuary city status.
DePape is facing charges of elder abuse, attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, and burglary. He also is facing charges of federal assault and kidnapping.
On November 1, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) lodged an immigration detainer on DePape. That means that law enforcement in San Francisco is being asked to notify ICE before DePape’s release so that they can take custody and possibly deport the illegal alien.
Ira Mehlman, media director at the Federation for American Immigration Reform, is not happy with the request from Ice. He said that the “mere issuance of a detainer request for DePape smacks of disparate – shall we say, inequitable – treatment because of the political connections of the victim.”
“Would ICE have bothered to ask San Francisco to detain a criminal illegal alien, if the victim had been Paul Smith or Paul Jones, instead of Paul Pelosi?” asked Mehlman.
But whether or not the request was “inequitable,” does not matter now because the judge completely rejected it.
“San Francisco is a sanctuary city and our policy is sacred. … We will not be collaborating or coordinating with ICE,” Judge Jenkins said.