Monday, July 21, 2008

Will San Fran Be Held Accountable?!

"The man charged with killing a father and two sons on a San Francisco street last month was one of the youths who benefited from the city's long-standing practice of shielding illegal immigrant juveniles who committed felonies from possible deportation.

Edwin Ramos, now 21, is being held on three counts of murder in the June 22 deaths of Tony Bologna, 48, and his sons Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16.

Ramos, a native of El Salvador whom prosecutors say is a member of a violent street gang, was found guilty of two felonies as a juvenile - a gang-related assault on a Muni passenger and the attempted robbery of a pregnant woman - according to authorities familiar with his background.

In neither instance did officials with the city's Juvenile Probation Department alert federal immigration authorities, because it was the city agency's policy not to consider immigration status when deciding how to deal with an offender. Had city officials investigated, they would have found that Ramos lacked legal status to remain in the United States." (source)

Giving sanctuary (including jobs) to an illegal that then commits a crime should render the sanctuary provider/employee just as liable (like a straw purchase for fire arms). They would not have been capable of committing the crime were it not for the enabler. THIS might cut down on illegal immigration as Americans may not be so quick to break the law if it put their own livelihood in jeopardy...

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