44 Senators Vote to Protect Criminal Aliens in the U.S., Their Constituents Should Ask them Why

SenateForty-four members of the United States Senate voted Wednesday to block “A bill to ensure that State and local law enforcement may cooperate with Federal officials to protect our communities from violent criminals and suspected terrorists who are illegally present in the United States.”

The bill introduced by Sen. Patrick Toomey (R-Pa.), known as the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act (S. 3100), failed to get the necessary 60 votes needed to bring it to the floor of the Senate for a straight up or down vote. The vote in the Senate to kill S. 3100 came one year after a seven-time convicted felon, Francisco Sanchez, killed Kate Steinle as she walked with her father along San Francisco’s waterfront. Sanchez was on that pier last July 1 precisely because of sort of dangerous sanctuary policies that are in place in San Francisco and many other jurisdictions around the country.

Here is the list of the 44 senators who killed the bill that might keep other innocent Americans from being killed by criminal aliens who roam the streets due to dangerous sanctuary policies. Perhaps their constituents should ask them why.

Baldwin (D-WI)
Bennet (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Booker (D-NJ)
Boxer (D-CA)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Coons (D-DE)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Heinrich (D-NM)
Heitkamp (D-ND)
Hirono (D-HI)
Kaine (D-VA)
King (I-ME)
Kirk (R-IL)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Leahy (D-VT)
Markey (D-MA)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murphy (D-CT)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Peters (D-MI)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schatz (D-HI)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Udall (D-NM)
Warner (D-VA)
Warren (D-MA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)

About Author


Ira joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 1986 with experience as a journalist, professor of journalism, special assistant to Gov. Richard Lamm (Colorado), and press secretary of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. His columns have appeared in National Review, LA Times, NY Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and more. He is an experienced TV and radio commentator.


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    The only way to defeat this oath breakers is to vote them out. Simple, right? Not really, we need to form local pockets to engage the politicos County Committee’s to infect change. Consider http://restoretheusa.net, a Political Action Network, geared for local activism. Boots on the ground, not keyboard warriors.

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    Barbara Griffith on

    NumbersUSA sent out to their members some letters that we can fax through them to these politicians you can add whatever you want to the pre-written fax. I wrote a paragraph that asked them what if the victims were one of their relatives that a illegal alien had killed I also added that because of her refusal “Senator Murray” was getting one of the faxes I told her that the next victim’s blood would be on her hands. This went to both senators but I doubt they even saw the fax or cared. I know when Senator Cantwell was running for reelection a few years ago I found out she had Latino women going door to door asking the home owner to vote for her it looked like she wasn’t doing to good in the polls. She was reelected so we were stuck with her again. It looks like the whole state of Washington is one vast sanctuary state.

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        A total fake. Did you know that recipe she submitted for that Native American cookbook in the 80s was almost a word for word copy of a recipe in the New York Times in 1979. Some omelet recipe.

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    Walter A Viali on

    And what was the rationale for this madness? It took me 19 years to move to this country legally and I have no police record of any kind… Never arrested… One traffic violation dealt with a defensive driving course… That’s it… What is wrong with this country anyway? How low are we going to go? Do we all have to constantly pack guns to defend ourselves? I’m already there and don’t go anywhere without carrying a loaded gun… Stop the insanity!!!

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    Laws, city codes, etc which promote or require this type of behavior should be considered Obstruction of Justice. A few tweaks in the federal codes could accomplish this.
    If Joe Average would keep an officer from doing his job, from enforcing the federal laws, he would be thrown in jail. This type of behavior by state officials or city officials should be treated the same way.

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    Fierce Look on

    Well what do you know, all of these treacherous bastards are from the Communist Party USA i.e. the democ-rats! Those deluded sheeple on the Left that support these Godless Satan worshipping ghouls are commiting political suicide but are too stupid to realize it but they will find out very soon the consequences for being dumb-asses!

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    Patricia McGehee on

    ILLINOIS****************Please vote out KIRK. He voted against getting rid of Sanctuary Cities. He belongs in the Democrat Category.

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      It takes a person born with the top half in the wrong position is what provokes all of us who want peace and solitude but ; get the dirty end of the stick every time!

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    Melanie Gowan on

    The question is simple — How many have to die? How many innocent Americans have to die before you take action to protect us, the Americans who have been here all along, paying our taxes, doing right, and counting on our elected officials to defend us from these invaders, these illegal aliens (yes, I have the courage to call them what they are!)? In looking over the list of those who didn’t vote to protect us the majority are Democrats. Is this what we’ve come to? If your guy didn’t initiate the bill you’ll leave the people at risk and take your dollies and go home. Not what’s best for the country, not what’s safest for the people, but whose name is on the bill. Sit in your ivory tower with your big salary, excellent benefits package, grand retirement pension and smirk about how you held ‘m that day, but may your conscience (assuming you still have one!) give you no peace! With every Muslim attack, murder, rape, demand that takes us further from the America we grew up in may your guilt double, reminding you of what you could have done and chose not to. Forever may it be on your head.

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    Well ya know that black person who just shot 12 cops in Dallas, Tex. How do we know if he has ties to illegal aliens ? Thanks a lot you the 44 “JACKASS’S YOU ARE ALLOWING GOOD GOD FEARING AMERICAN’S TO BE KILLED BY ALLOWING THESE ILLEGALS TO STILL REMAIN HERE. THEY SHOULD BE DEPORTED “NOW NOT TOMMAROW AFTER THEY HAVE MURDERED MORE AMERICAN’S. When they commit a “CRIME, YOU DO THE TIME” right along with them.

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    Not Politically Correct on

    Hmm The majority of these are Democrats who obviously care more for criminal illegals than their own constituents.

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        It is unfair for the legal immigrants. If we allow these illegals to stay they will ruin it for those who try to get here legally.

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    Well ya know that black person who just shot 12 cops in Dallas, Tex. How do we know if he has ties to illegal aliens ? Thanks a lot you the 44 “JACKASS’S YOU ARE ALLOWING GOOD GOD FEARING AMERICAN’S TO BE KILLED BY ALLOWING THESE ILLEGALS TO STILL REMAIN HERE. THEY SHOULD BE DEPORTED “NOW NOT TOMMAROW AFTER THEY HAVE MURDERED MORE AMERICAN’S

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    The time is now to vote out all of these “representatives”. They no longer adhere to the wishes of the American people. They must be reminded that they work FOR US. We tell them how to vote and they do it. Today’s Senators and Representatives have gotten the idea that they are above us and will do as they please. Want your voices heard? Come join a party that promises to uphold the Constitution, vote no to unconstitutional bills, and will be the voice of those that elected them into office. The Veterans’ Party of America is that party. Visit our website and like us on Facebook!

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      apparently there is more to this than meets the eye, not the whole story, I know a few of these reps., and they are not that irresponsible. What was attached by the repubs. that is not being shown? they are famous for tacking things on at the last min. to have things defeated that they will not vote against, or to get horrid legislation passed…do not believe all you are told, often it is only half the story…

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        They are that irresponsible. This vote is no anomaly. These same senators constantly vote exactly this way. If you think “there is more to this than meets the eye”, then let’s hear it. And it needed 60 votes to bring it to the floor of the Senate for an up or down vote. These 44 prevented that.

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    Julia Tussey on

    Where are all the Republican politicians what are you all doing this is something you should have voted on. We have to pay our taxes every year so you can be paid to work for taking care of our government get to work stop slacking.It’s no wonder everyone is so descusted with all you politicians.

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      This is just the list THAT VOTED TO LET THE CRIMINAL ALIENS STAY. Republicans aren’t on the list because the voted NO

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      you are correct, and do not let all blame fall away from repubs…they set things up to fail in many ways…they are in control, if they all voted yes it would have passed, easily…

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    Va’s two Senator’s were in the 44, Sen’s John Warner and Tim Kaine. Both seem to be for whatever Hillary, Obama and the Democratic party want, especially more Gun Control. Both are former Governor’s of Va and along with our current Democratic Governor, don’t seem to really care about us.

    Looks like withvthe exception of one Independent, Sanders, who ran as Dem candidate and Sen. Lirk, a Republican, all were Democrats and we know their views too well.

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    Paul Hepler on

    Why is it that American citizens are not being protected, but illegal aliens have all the protections in the world. No wonder the democrats what non US citizens to vote. Discusting.

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      This is the only reason they vote to allow criminals to stay in the country. They are a sure Democrat vote

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    Charley Isgro on

    Gillibrand And Shumer don’t surprise me . They both love killing baby’s thru abortion . Why not let illegals kill and have a safe place to hide. They want SHARIA LAW to be the law of the country. Democrats are worst than terrorists.

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    As a resident of Missouri, I a m ashamed to say that a representative of Missouri voters did not support the law to
    Guarantee the safety of citizens against violent criminals who rape and kill with abandon in protected cities today.
    Kate’s Law and protected cities issue was an effort to promote fairness and justice. Shame.

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    Adair Vasilovich on

    You Democrats won’t be satisfied until you have completely ruined America…after all, look who you’re lying candidate is, Hillary Clinton. You are all disgusting hypocrites. I couldn’t be more ashamed of Boxer/Feinstein.

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      please do your homework, do not believe all you read…the house and senate are controlled by repubs, if this failed, you have them to blame…maybe they did not vote because they are repub. obstructionist teabaggers who refuse to vote…maybe it is YOUR fault for ELECTING THEM…just as some dems now vote neatly every item against repubs.
      OUR SYSTEM IS BROKEN…thats why I am independant voting BERNIE SANDERS.

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    Hopefully the majority of those who voted in favor of offering up Americans as human sacrifice to illegal aliens and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will be defeated in their next election. Some, as in the case of Robert Menendez (R-NJ), will most likely be serving out their sentence in a federal prison.

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      TigerZedOne on

      No problem with your comment other than you made Robert Menendez a Republican, rather then the crooked Democrat he is.

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      I would just like to know who the idiots are that keep voting these people in.

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    Boxer & Feinstein are two losers that all true Americans cannot stand. They disgust me.

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    Recall each and every one. They need to be thrown out of office. Not fit to hold a seat.

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    Justice Gustin on

    Wyden and Merkley from Oregon… I’m disappointed but not surprised. Thank you FAIR for the list and thanks to all the other Senators who voted with common sense.

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    Interesting how once again the Dems follow their marching orders from the progressive agenda and the fringe left. They do not represent their own constituients.

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    What else can you expect from this ignorant incompetent radical Democratic Party . They should impeach every one of them , naming them domestic Terrorists out to destroy the United States of America. After watching the Congressional hearing with FBI Director COMEY , those Liberal radical democrats , showed their true colors in that hearing . Just utter disrespect for the people on the other side of the aisle . They are true uneducated individuals with no common sense at all , introduce me to a democrat and you are introducing me to a complete irrisponsable individual with no integrity at all. These peoples constituents should throw these idiots out of office , as they have no respect for the country and the people they supposedly represent.

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      sir, please read my comment back a few…blame repub.obstructionist teabaggers refusal to vote…
      paid handsomly for NOTHING. they are thieves, nothing more…

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    I, too, notice only 1 republican & 2 independent senators out of 44. This is a prime example of why our country is in the dangerous & sad condition that all of us are experiencing. Time to take our country back!!

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      You can be for Americanization or for globalization. The Progressives don’t give a damn what we want. Its like a runaway train.

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    Richard Cox on

    I notice that almost all of those persons listed are from northern states. Are there any ” Sanctuary Cities” in the northern states? Also only one republican in the group. Are all these democrats just sheep being led by Obama and Feinstein?