On "Justice," Judge Jeanine Pirro reacted to Kate Steinle's murder at the hands of an illegal immigrant and slammed the policy of sanctuary cities.

"The concept of sanctuary cities is wrong. It is fundamentally flawed," Judge Jeanine said. "And because of this mutinous refusal to follow federal law, you and your family are in real danger."

"So enough of this benign-sounding sanctuary nonsense that protects illegal criminals," Judge Jeanine said. "At what point do we say these killings must end?"

"Or, are you willing to risk it to protect the criminal illegal? And who would it be OK to lose? Your son? Your mother? Or, as Mr. Steinle did last week, his own daughter, Katherine."

Watch Judge Jeanine's remarks above and read the transcript below.


TONIGHT I WANT TO TALK WITH YOU ABOUT AN ISSUE-- UNDER THE RADAR FOR YEARS PROVING FATAL TO FAR TOO MANY AMERICANS. 

THERE ARE MORE THAN 200 SANCTUARY CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES WHERE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND LAW ENFORCEMENT DO NOT REPORT AND SHARE INFORMATION OR HAND OVER ILLEGALS TO IMMIGRATION-- EVEN IF FEDERAL AUTHORITIES

SAY THEY WANT THEM.  EVEN IF THE ILLEGAL IS A CAREER CRIMINAL.

THE CONCEPT OF SANCTUARY CITIES IS WRONG. IT IS FUNDAMENTALLY FLAWED AND BECAUSE OF THIS MUTINOUS REFUSAL TO FOLLOW FEDERAL LAW-- YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE IN REAL DANGER.

SO WHY?  THE PREMISE IS THAT THIS PROTECTS *ILLEGALS* FROM CRIME AND FOSTERS GOOD RELATIONS BETWEEN THEM AND LAW ENFORCEMENT. 

THE PROBLEM?  THE SANCTUARY IS FOR THE ILLEGAL AND *NOT* THE AMERICAN CITIZEN.

I, FOR ONE, AM SICK AND TIRED OF THIS POLITICALLY CORRECT NONSENSE.  WHAT IS CORRECT ABOUT ALLOWING A CAREER CRIMINAL WHO SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE TO WALK THE STREETS? 

THE FACTS ARE REAL.

SHE WAS 32.  WALKING WITH HER DAD ALONG A SAN FRANCISCO PIER. 

HE WAS A DIRTBAG ILLEGAL CAREER CRIMINAL. SEVEN FELONY CONVICTIONS.  FIVE DEPORTATIONS UNDER HIS BELT. 

SHERIFF ROSS MIRKARIMI-- PURSUANT TO HIS CITY'S GUIDELINES --  REFUSED TO HAND HIM OVER TO THE FEDS AND LET HIM WALK THE STREETS.  THE ILLEGAL TOOK A GUN AND SHOT HER DEAD. 

BEFORE SHE EXPIRED KATHERINE STEINLE BEGGED HER DAD-HELP ME.  HELP ME.  BUT IT WAS TOO LATE.

SANCTUARY CITIES ARE SAFE HAVENS FOR CRIMINAL ALIENS.   NOT THEIR INNOCENT VICTIMS.  IN FACT JUAN FRANCISCO LOPEZ SANCHEZ ADMITTED HE CAME TO SAN FRANCISCO *BECAUSE* IT WAS A SANCTUARY.

LET ME MAKE ONE THING CLEAR: WE ARE ALL IMMIGRANTS-- UNLESS YOU'RE A NATIVE AMERICAN.  BUT MOST OF US CAME HERE PURSUANT TO THE RULES.   IN FACT THE HAPPIEST DAYS FOR ME AS BOTH DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND JUDGE WERE WHEN I WELCOMED NEWLY NATURALIZED CITIZENS WHO WORKED HARD TO GET HERE AND PLEDGED ALLEGIANCE TO AMERICA.

SO WHAT TO DO?  I'LL TELL YOU WHAT TO DO: ENFORCE THE LAW.  IF A CITY REFUSES TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL WARRANTS-- THEY GET NO FEDERAL MONEY.  CALIFORNIA GETS 40 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR TO HOUSE CRIMINAL ILLEGALS UNTIL THE FEDS PICK THEM UP.  THAT'S OUR MONEY.  AND DON'T GIVE ME THIS "HAVE A HEART" NONSENSE.  AMERICANS ARE THE MOST CHARITABLE GENEROUS PEOPLE ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH.  BUT DON'T YOU DARE ASK US TO CREATE A ZONE OF LAWLESSNESS AND IGNORE THE MURDER OF INNOCENT VICTIMS SO SOME ILLEGAL CRIMINAL WON'T HAVE TO GO HOME.

THE FEDS BLAME THE SHERIFF.  THE SHERIFF BLAMES THE MAYOR.  AND THE WHITE HOUSE BLAMES REPUBLICANS. 

“IT'S BECAUSE OF THE POLITICAL EFFORTS OF REPUBLICANS THAT WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO MAKE THE KIND OF INVESTMENT THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO MAKE IN SECURING OUR BORDER AND KEEPING OUR COMMUNITIES SAFE.” – JOSH EARNEST

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION CAN BLAME ANYONE THEY WANT.  BUT THEY'RE THE ONES WHO REPORTEDLY RELEASED THIRTY THOUSAND CRIMINAL ALIENS FROM OUR JAILS ONTO THE STREETS.

IT WAS THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IN 2012 -- THROUGH AN ILLEGAL EXECUTIVE ACTION-THAT SAID ILLEGAL TEENS COULD STAY. 

ON THE HEELS OF THAT-- AN INFLUX OF THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE FROM CENTRAL AMERICA WHO WERE THEN FLOWN -ON YOUR DIME - INTO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. 

AND IF I STILL HAVEN'T CONVINCED YOU THE PRESIDENT IS ENFORCING HIS OWN SANCTUARY POLICY,

CONSIDER THIS: THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY REPORTEDLY INSTRUCTED THAT CALIFORNIA CRIMINAL ILLEGALS RELEASED FROM JAIL IN 2013 BE TRANSFERRED TO SAN DIEGO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTIES.  WHY?  BECAUSE THEY ARE SANCTUARY CITIES. 

TAKE A LISTEN FROM THE PRESIDENT'S OWN MOUTH.

I'LL TELL YOU WHAT'S BROKEN MR. PRESIDENT.

THE HEARTS OF AMERICAN FAMILIES WHO'VE LOST LOVED ONES AT THE HANDS OF ILLEGALS WHO REPEATEDLY COMMIT CRIMES THAT YOU LET WALK THE STREETS. 

TAKE A LOOK AT JUST A FEW OF THE VICTIMS' NAMES. 

AND BY THE WAY MR. PRESIDENT, PRAY TELL-- WHAT EXACTLY CAN WE AFFORD?  MORE MS13 GANG BANGERS? MORE MONEY FOR SOCIAL PROGRAMS?

AND DON'T LIE TO US MR. PRESIDENT. YOU WERE THE ONE WHO CLOSED DOWN THE SECURE COMMUNITIES PROGRAM THAT ALLOWED LOCALS TO SHARE ILLEGALS' FINGERPRINTS WITH THE FEDS.  MIGHT YOU BE CREATING MORE ZONES OF LAWLESSNESS? 

AND NOW YOU SIMPLY ALLOW THE WHOLESALE REJECTION OF FEDERAL LAW BY SANCTUARY CITIES.

IN 2010 YOUR ADMINISTRATION OPENLY SAID CITIES THAT REFUSED TO OBEY IMMIGRATION LAWS WOULD NOT BE PUNISHED. 

BY THE WAY CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT THE PRESIDENT WOULD DO IF SANCTUARY CITIES REFUSED TO ENFORCE CIVIL RIGHTS LAWS? INTEGRATION LAWS?  THE FEDERAL RESPONSE WOULD BE SWIFT AND IMMEDIATE. 

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WANT TO PROTECT ILLEGALS -- AND ALLOW THEM TO COOPERATE WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT-- NO SANCTUARY IS NEEDED.  THE LAW IS IN PLACE. IT'S CALLED A U-VISA.  I USED IT AS D-A.  IF YOU'RE ILLEGAL AND WANT TO REPORT CRIME THIS VISA PROTECTS YOU AND ALLOWS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SANCTUARY FROM DEPORTATION.  

ENOUGH OF THIS BENIGN SOUNDING SANCTUARY NONSENSE THAT PROTECTS CRIMINALS.  AT WHAT POINT DO WE SAY THESE KILLINGS MUST END?  OR ARE YOU WILLING TO RISK IT TO PROTECT THE CRIMINAL ILLEGAL?  AND WHO WOULD IT BE OK TO LOSE? YOUR SON, YOUR MOTHER, OR, AS MISTER STEINLE DID LAST WEEK, HIS OWN DAUGHTER, KATHERINE.

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