Congressman Matt Salmon of Arizona and Steve Ronnebeck, father of 21-year-old Grant Ronnebeck who was murdered by an illegal immigrant criminal (who had previously released by ICE on a $10,000 bond) joined Sean’s show today.
Salmon has introduced “Grant’s Law,” a bill that would mandate the deportation of all criminal illegal aliens and would have the potential to stop murders like Grant Ronnebeck’s.
Grant was working as a clerk at a QuikTrip on January 22, 2015 when Apolinar Altamirano—a convicted felon and illegal immigrant—entered the store and murdered him for not handing over a pack of cigarettes fast enough.
Sadly, Grant is just one of many Americans murdered or assaulted at the hands of illegal immigrants with criminal histories who were released by ICE back into the public.
A recent Boston Globe investigation into criminal illegal aliens released back into the public shows that they often re-offend at higher rates than ICE suggests: “A Globe review of 323 criminals released in New England from 2008 to 2012 found that as many as 30 percent committed new offenses, including rape, attempted murder, and child molestation — a rate that is markedly higher than Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have suggested to Congress in the past.”
The Problem: Under current law, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is free to release dangerous criminals onto America’s streets while they await deportation hearings. DHS has discretion to impose bail/bond requirements and/or mandate continued detention until those proceedings are held. Under President Barack Obama, the Department has opted to release thousands of illegal aliens onto America’s streets; 121 of whom have gone on to murder Americans between 2010 and 2014.
The Bill: H.R. 2942, the Stop Catch and Release Act (Grant’s Law), would amend existing law to mandate the detention of all illegal aliens convicted of crimes that make them ineligible for entrance into the nation under current immigration law. Should this bill become law, those arrested for or convicted of moral turpitude would be detained by ICE and deported in not more than 90 days.
For more information and how you can help pass Grant's Law, please visit thegrantronnebeckfoundation.org/