Another family torn apart by an illegal alien repeat criminal...
With Christmas over, it is unfortunately time to return to reality. Every year, we get stories like this one and every year, it absolutely breaks our hearts.
Annette Bear, a 52-year-old mother of six, was walking home from the grocery store with her husband in Denver this last week when she was struck and killed by an SUV. The driver, instead of providing aid, ditched the vehicle and fled the scene on foot.
When police eventually tracked the driver down, he was revealed to be Juan Sanchez, an illegal alien from Mexico. Even worse, he has been deported SIX times already. Sanchez had also been arrested at least three times on drunk driving charges.
Here is what is truly depressing. A week before this fatal hit-and-run, Sanchez was arrested in a Colorado mountain town when he was seen driving the wrong way into a casino parking lot. Police gave him a breathalyzer test, which showed Sanchez had a blood alcohol level of 0.183, which is more than twice the legal limit.
Not only did Sanchez have a history of DUIs and six previous deportations, but police caught him in the act of driving drunk yet again. That should have been the end of it. Sanchez should have been handed over to Federal immigration agents to be deported. But the Gilpin County Sheriff's Office, which arrested Sanchez for this DUI, says that they don't have the power to hand illegal aliens over to ICE. They say they had no choice but to let him go.
Less than a week later, an innocent woman was dead.
Enough is enough. We know how to fix this. We know how to punish illegal alien repeat offenders and ensure that they are not allowed to hurt innocent Americans any longer. But neither McConnell nor Pelosi want to hold a vote on the bill!
The legislation is, of course, known as Kate's Law.
The legislation is simple: when a previously deported illegal alien is caught in the United States again, they would receive mandatory prison time. And if they continue to break our immigration laws, then those prison sentences get longer and longer.
If a previously deported illegal alien is caught re-entering the United States, they would automatically face a two year prison sentence. If the alien has three or more previous deportations, then the mandatory minimum sentence jumps to 10 years.
Any illegal alien with a criminal record would also face a mandatory minimum of 10 years behind bars, and if they have been convicted of violent felonies, then their sentence would increase to 15-25 years, depending on the severity of their crimes.
Juan Sanchez received his sixth deportation in 2012. If Congress had passed Kate's Law, Annette Bear would still be alive and this illegal alien would still be behind bars (and set to be deported in 2022).
But Congress never passed Kate's Law. Both Republicans and Democrats proclaimed that it wasn't a priority.
Their inaction is absolutely shameful...
How many more innocent Americans need to die before Congress does its duty and protects us?
Not. One. More.
Kate's Law is simple. When an illegal alien criminal is caught re-entering the country, they would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Illegal alien convicted criminals and repeat offenders would face decades in prison if they are caught trying to get back into the United States.
Over the years, we have covered hundreds of these tragedies. We have seen countless families torn apart, all because American politicians care more about protecting illegal alien criminals than American citizens...
But you can help change that. You can rise up and demand that Congress pass Kate's Law before any more Americans are victimizes.