GOP Sen Toomey: In 2014, Sanctuary Cities Released 8,000 Illegal Immigrants, 1,800 Were Later Re-Arrested

Sen Toomey Sanc City Debate
During Saturday’s GOP Weekly Address, Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) said, “An internal Department of Homeland Security memo revealed that during an eight-month period in 2014, sanctuary cities across America released 8,000 illegal immigrants, and 1,800 of them were later arrested for criminal acts. This included two cities that released individuals who had been arrested for child sexual abuse, and in both cases, the individuals were later re-arrested for sexually assaulting additional young children.” Transcript (via ABC News Radio) as Follows: “Hi, I’m Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. You know, for most Americans, last weekend included picnics, and fireworks, and Independence Day celebrations—but one father marked the time quite differently. For Jim Steinle, last weekend marked the one-year anniversary of his daughter’s murder. It was July 1, 2015 and Jim Steinle was walking arm-in-arm with his daughter Kate on a San Francisco pier. Suddenly a gunman opened fire, hitting Kate. She fell into her father’s arms. Her last words were, ‘Help me, Dad,’ as she bled to death. This tragedy was compounded by the fact that the shooter should never have been on the pier that day. He was a career criminal who had previously been convicted of seven felonies, and