Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker, may end up supporting the very same policy that her husband’s alleged attacker is kept in the country. Brooke Jenkins, District Attorney, stated that she will not turn David DePape, a Canadian national to federal authorities to be deported. She cited San Francisco’s sanctuary status.
What Are The Details?
David DePape, an illegal alien who allegedly attacked Paul Pelosi using a hammer, had lived in the U.S. several years before he entered the U.S. on March 8, 2008. He was a temporary visitor. His visit was not temporary.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle DePape was illegally declared a U.S citizen by registering as a Green Party member. DePape later became a liberal politician and advocated public nudity.
DePape is accused of attacking Paul Pelosi, despite having been feigning American citizenship for nearly 20 years.
DePape was taken into custody and sent to San Francisco County Jail on bail. DePape now faces elder abuse, attempted murder, assault with a fatal weapon, and burglary charges. Federal assault and kidnapping are also possible.
DePape was placed under detention by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Nov. 1. San Francisco law enforcement will be asked to notify ICE before DePape is released so that they can take custody of the illegal alien and possibly eject him once the case has been resolved.
Ira Mehlman (media director, Federation for American Immigration Reform) suggested that DePape’s “mere issuance” of a request for detainer for DePape “smacks disparate, shall we say inequitable treatment due to the victim’s political connections.”
“Would ICE bother to ask San Francisco for a criminal illegal alien detention order, if the victim was Paul Smith or Paul Jones instead of Paul Pelosi?” Mehlman asked.
Jenkins rejected Jenkins’ request for a detainer request, even though it was possible to be “inequitable”.
Illegal Alien Privileges
Jenkins released a statement on Nov. 4 stating that San Francisco was a sanctuary city and that his policy was sacred. … We won’t be collaborating with ICE or coordinating our efforts.”
According to the San Francisco Administrative Code, “City and County of San Francisco are a City and County of Refuge.”
The city ordinance states that no department, county agency, commission, officer, or employee of a city or county “shall use any city funds or resources to help in the enforcement Federal immigration law or to gather information about release status of individuals, or any other personal information.”
However, the ordinance does provide an exception to this rule that is relevant to DePape’s federal criminal charges. If “required” by Federal or State statutes, regulations, or court decisions, assistance can be provided.
KTVU reported from San Francisco that the sheriff’s office would not say whether DePape’s sanctuary status would be waived.
Kelvin Wu, a spokesperson for the SFSO said that the sheriff reviews ICE requests on a case-by-case basis to determine if informing ICE about Mr. DePape’s release date is consistent with our local sanctuary city ordinances.
Jenkins stated that DePape is currently being held without bail, and faces life imprisonment.
Safer Cities Are Sanctuaries
Nancy Pelosi spoke to a crowd in 2017 about “sanctuary cities making us safer” after her son was murdered by an illegal alien.
FAIR estimates that California had approximately 3266,000 illegal aliens as of 2021. Since Jan. 1, 2018, the state has been a “sanctuary” for illegal immigrants, just like San Francisco and other Democrat-run municipalities.
So far in 2022, 1,142 illegals have been criminally convicted for assault, battery, or domestic violence; 62 for murder or manslaughter; 365 for sexual offenses; and 2,891 for a litany of other crimes.