Crime drops in Phoenix after city drops sanctuary city status

Phoenix AZ. “When we eliminated our sanctuary policy we saw crime, violent and stolen vehicles fall by 25 percent,” he recalled. “We saw a 20-year low crime rate. When we were allowed and had the discretion to contact our federal immigration partners, crime fell drastically.”

According to City-Data.com, which collects data from various government agencies, Phoenix’s murder rate fell 27 percent, robberies by 23 percent, assault by 13 percent, burglaries by 14 percent and theft by 19 percent.

US Congress, Kate’s law (pending senate passage) named after a young woman who was killed by an illegal immigrant who had been deported five times, stiffens punishment for people who re-enter the US illegally. The other strips some federal dollars from “sanctuary” cities that refuse to cooperate with ICE.

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