Hillary Clinton Puts American Families in Danger: 'I will not enforce laws against sanctuary cities.'

May 02, 2008, 01:00 ET from Eagle Forum

    WASHINGTON, May 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Democratic presidential
 contender Hillary Clinton finally agreed to appear on the highly-rated Fox
 News show The O'Reilly Factor. Her interview, which was taped earlier this
 week while she was campaigning in South Bend, Indiana, was broadcast on The
 Factor over two consecutive nights. Last night, part two of "Hillary in the
 No Spin Zone" aired, and she was asked questions on the topics of foreign
 policy, the War on Terror, and illegal immigration. When Bill O'Reilly
 turned to the immigration debate, he asked, "Will you shut down sanctuary
 cities?" Hillary responded, "No, I will not."
     According to a new report from the Federation for American Immigration
 Reform (FAIR), the illegal immigrant population within the United States
 currently exceeds 13 million, an estimate that has almost doubled since
 2000. Given this increasing trend, Hillary's response should be frightening
 to American families, who are forced to live with frequent criminal
 activity committed by illegals in sanctuary cities. Even during the Senate
 debate of the Grand Amnesty bill last year, Senator Clinton voted against
 the Coleman Amendment which would have banned sanctuary cities (Roll Call
     "It is an outrage that Hillary Clinton is running to become President
 of the United States, yet she is openly admitting that she will not enforce
 America's laws," said Eagle Forum Executive Director Jessica Echard.
 "Sanctuary city policies put all Americans in danger, and as an elected
 official, Hillary Clinton is well aware of that fact. Do we really want to
 elect someone who will enable criminal aliens to roam our streets?"
     Last August, several African-American college-bound teenagers were
 brutally murdered while listening to music in a playground in Newark, NJ,
 one of many U.S. sanctuary cities. Although Newark is no stranger to
 violence, the perpetrator was an illegal alien from Peru, who had been
 previously charged with raping a 5-year-old girl, but was released despite
 his obvious illegal presence in this country.
     "If Hillary Clinton will not enforce the law against sanctuary cities,
 why should we believe she will enforce any other immigration laws or build
 the fence?" stated Echard. "She will simply continue the Bush open border
 policies which she pretends to condemn and that have allowed our illegal
 immigration population to nearly double since 2000."
     Contact: Suzanne Bibby
202-544-0353 Media Availability: to schedule an interview for TV, radio, or print with either Eagle Forum President Phyllis Schlafly or Executive Director Jessica Echard, please contact Suzanne Bibby at 202-544-0353 or suzanne@eagleforum.org

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