Increased scrutiny on sanctuary cities and policy has developed after San Francisco’s police department offered sanctuary treatment to an illegal immigrant charged with the murder of a young woman. San Francisco police failed to deport the immigrant, who had previously been deported five times, despite federal requests for his removal.
“The idea of a sanctuary maybe feels like a good thing. It strikes at the compassion of Americans to help those who originally were fleeing persecution and the imminent threat of death should they return to their homeland,” said Goodman.
“Now Americans need sanctuary from the sanctuaries.”
Goodman also voiced support for the call by Donald Trump and others to build a manned wall to seal the border between the U.S. and Mexico.
“The numbers are staggering,” says Goodman, discussing the 36,000 crimes committed by illegal immigrants. “There were 193 homicides, 426 convictions for sexual assault, 303 kidnappings, over 16,000 drunken driving incidents… it’s just wrong that we look the other way and we try to defend sanctuary policy.”