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Justice in an Avoidable Crime

Edwin Ramos was convicted yesterday of the murder of a father and two sons in San Francisco. What makes the tragic killings relevant to policy is that Ramos was an illegal-alien gang member, and more than that, an illegal-alien gang member protected by the city of San Francisco. From the Chronicle story:

The case first drew widespread attention for its random brutality. It became a national story when The Chronicle reported that city juvenile-justice officials relying on San Francisco’s sanctuary-city policy had twice shielded Ramos, a suspected illegal immigrant from El Salvador, from possible deportation after he committed gang-related crimes as a minor.

The intrepid police reporter who broke the story of the role of San Francisco’s sanctuary-city policy in the murders was Jaxon Van Derbeken, and his efforts resulted in the 2009 Eugene Katz Award for Excellence in the Coverage of Immigration.

Despite the horrific consequences, San Francisco continues to obstruct immigration law enforcement.

Mark Krikorian, a nationally recognized expert on immigration issues, has served as Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) since 1995.

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