Don Rosenberg, whose son Drew was killed by an illegal immigrant, spoke out against San Francisco’s sanctuary laws Thursday and said they could shield a suspected serial rapist from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Orlando Lazo, an illegal immigrant and former Lyft driver, has been charged with rape by force of violence, sexual penetration by a foreign object, kidnapping and kidnapping to commit another crime, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. He is being held without bail. (RELATED: Man Whose Son Was Slain By Illegal Immigrant Blames Media, California And Democrats)
Due to San Francisco’s immigration laws, local law enforcement is not required to alert ICE if he is released from prison, which could pose a serious threat to the public.
“San Francisco would have a choice in this case,” Rosenberg told “Fox & Friends.” “If he’s just let out, the charges are dropped or he’s acquitted in a trial, then there’s no requirement whatsoever for San Francisco to notify ICE. But, if he is convicted, and he, you know, has a multi-year term, the sanctuary state law restricts who San Francisco, or any jurisdiction in California, can report. But they are not required to.”
Rosenberg said he is participating in an effort to stop California’s sanctuary state practices and hopes to have his group’s initiative on the ballot in time for the 2020 presidential election.
“Even if he’s convicted of all the rapes, and then he gets out, San Francisco can let him go and not cooperate with ICE,” Rosenberg continued. “That’s why I’ve launched an initiative to overturn that law and require the local police jurisdictions and sheriffs to cooperate with ICE. Hopefully our initiative will be on the ballot in 2020.”
“Our initiative would require the San Francisco police to cooperate with ICE, so, you know, I mean hopefully he’ll be in jail long past 2020,” he concluded. “But once that passes, then they wouldn’t have a choice. And they could be held criminally liable if they didn’t [alert ICE].”
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