Is Congress more Interested in Protecting Americans or Criminal Illegals?

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In President Trump’s latest address to the nation he asks the one question that likely had the most to do with getting him elected.

Does Congress “want to protect American citizens or do they want to protect criminal aliens?”

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It’s an important question and it might seem self-evident, but it’s not. The Democrat Party (along with many in the GOP) have spent the last few years championing policies that give preference to criminal illegal aliens over law abiding citizens. For an example look no further than the Sanctuary City policies of leftwing cities and localities – and the recent killing of Kate Steinle, whose illegal alien killer just walked free even, after admitting that he fired the bullet that killed her.

Here’s the challenge the President issued to Congress on helping him get control of the illegal alien problem:

 ‘Help me, Dad.’

Those were the last words spoken by Kate Steinle as she lay dying on a San Francisco pier – a precious young American woman killed in the prime of her life.

Kate’s death is a tragedy that was entirely preventable. She was shot by an illegal alien and a 7-time convicted felon who had been deported five times – but he was free to harm an innocent American because our leaders refused to protect our border, and because San Francisco is a Sanctuary City. In Sanctuary States and Cities, innocent Americans are at the mercy of criminal aliens because state and local officials defy federal authorities and obstruct the enforcement of our immigration laws.

Last week, in a final injustice, Kate’s killer was acquitted on all of the most serious charges – yet one more reason Americans are so upset by Sanctuary Cities and open border politicians who shield criminal aliens from federal law enforcement and all of the problems involved with the whole concept of a sanctuary city. They’re no good. We mourn for all of the American Families, of all backgrounds, who will have any empty seat at Christmas this year because our immigration laws were not enforced. No American should be separated from their loved ones because of preventable crime committed by those illegally in our country. Our cities should be Sanctuaries for Americans – not for criminal aliens.

Unfortunately, Democrats in Congress not only oppose our efforts to stop illegal immigration and crack down on Sanctuary Cities – now they are demanding amnesty as a condition for funding the government, holding troop funding hostage and putting our national security at risk. We cannot allow it.

Every Senator and Congressman will have to make a choice: do they want to protect American citizens or do they want to protect criminal aliens? Reasonable people can disagree on many things, but there can be no disagreement that the first duty of government is to serve, protect, and defend American Citizens.

People can have different views on the technical details of budget policy or transportation, but no one who serves in elected office should disagree that our highest priority must be the safety and well-being of our nation’s citizens.

So that’s the question we need Congress to answer now.

Do they care more about the rights and freedom of the American citizens that they represent, or do they care more about the comfort and continued residency of America’s criminal illegal population?

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children. You can find his writing all over the web.

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