Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita has introduced a bill that would punish officials who harbor illegal aliens. This is in direct response to the Kate Steinle verdict in which an illegal alien was acquitted of murdering Steinle, even after he was deported a number of times.
Officials would face fines and possible prison time if the shelter illegal aliens from being turned over to federal authorities:
“’Politicians don’t get to pick and choose what laws to comply with,’ Rokita told Fox News. ‘Americans are dying because politicians sworn to uphold the law refuse to do so.’
“His ‘Stopping Lawless Actions of Politicians (SLAP) Act’ would hold state and local lawmakers criminally responsible for refusing to comply with federal immigration enforcement efforts. The Republican’s bill would subject violators to a $1 million fine and up to five years in prison if they are convicted.
“’It’s time the federal government gets serious about enforcing immigration laws and holding politicians accountable who conspire to break them,’ said Rokita.
“Rokita also supported ‘Kate’s Law’ – legislation that would boost penalties for illegal immigrants who were previously deported and that was named after Steinle.”
Jose Ines Garcia Zarate had been deported five times before he lethally shot Kate Steinle in San Francisco in 2015. His attornies argued his gun accidentally discharged and killed 32-year-old Kate Steinle. His acquittal has caused outrage because San Francisco is a so-called ‘sanctuary city.’ They released Zarate without informing federal authorities. Many believe that makes the city complicit in the murder of Steinle.
Now the question is whether they should be held accountable.
So what do you think? VOTE: