Tim Walz Panders To The Far Left Extreme Instead Of Putting Public Safety First

Sanctuary Cities

In An “Our Revolution Minnesota” Candidate Questionnaire, Walz Wants To Make Minnesota A Sanctuary State. “Make Minnesota a Sanctuary State so immigrants are free to live without fear of persecution.”

(“Tim Walz,” Our Revolution MN Candidate Questionnaire, 12/15/17)

Tim Walz Opposed “Kate’s Law” – Named In Honor Of A Young Woman Killed By A Man Deported 5 Times And Released Under A Sanctuary City Law Before He Killed Her.

In June 2017, The House Of Representatives Passed Kate’s Law, A Bill To “Increase The Penalties For Deported Aliens Who Try To Return To The United States.” “House Republicans took action Thursday to crack down on illegal immigrants and the cities that shelter them. One bill passed by the House would deny federal grants to sanctuary cities and another, Kate’s Law, would increase the penalties for deported aliens who try to return to the United States. Kate’s Law, which would increase the penalties for deported aliens who try to return to the United States and caught, passed with a vote of 257 to 157, with one Republican voting no and 24 Democrats voting yes. Kate’s Law is named for Kate Steinle, a San Francisco woman killed by an illegal immigrant who was in the U.S. despite multiple deportations. The two-year anniversary of her death is on Saturday.

(Chad Pergram, “House Passes Kate’s Law, As Part Of Illegal Immigrant Crackdown,” Fox News,6/29/17)
On June 29, 2017, Walz Voted Against H.R. 3004, Kate’s Law, Which Would Establish Specific Prison Sentences For Illegal Immigrants Convicted Of Certain Criminal Offenses Who Illegally Return To The United States Despite Having Been Previously Deported.

(H.R. 3004, Roll Call Vote #344, Passed 257-167: R 233-1, D 24-166, Walz Voted Nay, 6/29/17; CQ Summary, Accessed 5/23/18)

About Kate’s Law:

On July 1, 2015, Kate Steinle, “A World Traveler And Social Justice Activist Who Had Just Moved In With Her Boyfriend In San Francisco – Was Shot In The Back, Allegedly At The Hands Of An Illegal Immigrant With A History Of Seven Drug Felonies And Five Deportations.” “On July 1, just moments after taking a selfie with her father on Pier 14, Steinle — a world traveler and social justice activist who had just moved in with her boyfriend in San Francisco — was shot in the back, allegedly at the hands of an illegal immigrant with a history of seven drug felonies and five deportations.”

(Julia Prodis Sulek, “Kate Steinle Killing: Parents File Claim Against San Francisco Sheriff, Feds,”San Jose Mercury News, 9/1/15)
Francisco Sanchez, Who Allegedly Murdered Steinle, Was Released From A San Francisco Jail In March 2015 Because Of A Policy That The City “Will Not Comply With Requested Immigration Holds Based Solely On Allegations A Person Is In The Country Illegally.” “The man arrested on suspicion of murder in the shooting death of Kate Steinle on San Francisco’s Pier 14 Wednesday has a rap sheet with seven felonies, was deported five times, and in March was released from San Francisco Jail, despite immigration authorities asking that he be kept in custody, officials said Friday. But 45-year-old Francisco Sanchez’s release was in line with San Francisco Sheriff’s Department policies, which say the department will not comply with requested immigration holds based solely on allegations a person is in the country illegally.”

(Evan Sernoffsky and Jaxon Van Derbeken, “Pier Shooting Suspect Had Been Released From S.F. Jail,” San Francisco Chronicle, 7/4/15)
The San Francisco Sheriff’s Office Released Sanchez Following The City’s “‘Sanctuary City’ Policy.”” “The San Francisco sheriff, citing the city’s ‘sanctuary city’ policy, released Sanchez in April after prosecutors dropped the drug charge, despite an Immigration and Customs Enforcement request to hold him for federal authorities so deportation proceedings could begin.”

(Paul Elias, “AP source: Fed’s Gun Used In San Francisco Pier Slaying,” The Associated Press, 7/8/15)

Walz Has Voted Against Revoking Some Federal Law Enforcement Grants For Sanctuary Cities

On June 29, 2017, Walz Voted Against H.R. 3003, The No Sanctuary For Criminals Act, Which Would Revoke Eligibility For Certain Federal Law Enforcement Grants For States And Cities Found Not To Be Complying With Federal Law Enforcement Officials On Enforcing Immigration Laws.

(H.R. 3003, Roll Call Vote #342, Passed 228-195: R 225-7; D 3-188, 6/29/17, Walz Voted Nay; CQ Summary, Accessed 4/23/18)
On July 23, 2015, Walz Voted Against A Bill “That Would Withhold Certain Federal Law Enforcement Grants To State And Local Governments That Bar Their Officials From Taking Certain Immigration-Related Actions …”

(H.R. 3009, Roll Call Vote #466, Passed 241-179: R 235-5, D 6-174; 7/23/15, Walz Voted Nay; CQ Summary, Accessed 4/23/18)
On June 16, 2007, Walz Voted Against An Amendment To A DHS Spending Bill “That Would Bar The Use Of Funds In The Bill To Assist State Or Local Governments That Refuse To Share Information With The Bureau Of Immigration And Customs Enforcement On An Individual’s Citizenship Or Immigration Status.”

(H.R. 2638, Roll Call Vote #485, Adopted 234-189: R 185-9, D 49-180, Walz Voted Nay, 6/16/07; CQ Summary, Accessed 4/23/18)
On September 14, 2017, Walz Voted Against H.R. 3697, The Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act, Which Would Define A Criminal Gang And Prohibit Individuals Defined As Foreign Criminal Gang Members From Entering The United States.

(H.R. 3697, Roll Call Vote #517, Passed 233-175: R 222-1, D 11-174, 9/14/17, Walz Voted Nay; CQ Summary, Accessed 4/23/18)
H.R. 3697 Would Also Prohibit A Criminal Gang Member, Who Is Not A U.S. Citizen Or U.S. National, From Being Eligible For Certain Immigration Benefits. “

(CQ Summary, Accessed 9/22/17)

Tim Walz Made A Series Of Promises To A Far Left Group To Pull Back On The Police

Walz Supports The Ending The Policing Of “Broken Windows” Offenses.

(“Tim Walz,” Our Revolution MN Candidate Questionnaire, 12/15/17)
Walz Supports Requiring “Always-On Police Cameras.”

(“Tim Walz,” Our Revolution MN Candidate Questionnaire, 12/15/17)
Walz Supports “Demilitarizing Police Forces.”

(“Tim Walz,” Our Revolution MN Candidate Questionnaire, 12/15/17)

Walz Running Mate Peggy Flanagan Voted Against Provisions To Increase Penalties On Protests Which Block Critical Infrastructure Like Freeways

Flanagan Touted Her Own Experience Blocking Critical Infrastructure And Said She’d Do It Again. “For the third time in a year, the Minnesota House approved legislation cracking down on protesters who impede freeway traffic, airport access roads or dedicated transit lines by allowing prosecutors to charge those involved in a blockade with gross misdemeanors. …Rep. Peggy Flanagan, DFL-St. Louis Park, said she has proudly been involved in a protest over one police shooting, even if that demonstration caused temporary inconvenience. ‘I walked behind the mother of Philando Castile down the light rail tracks,’ Flanagan said. ‘I would do it again in a heartbeat because I am a mother. Yes I was, I was trespassing.’”

(Brian Bakst, “Protest Penalty Bill Gets House OK,” MPR News, May 8, 2018)