Grassley Works to Keep Iowans Safe
- Senator Grassley works to keep criminals off the streets. Sanctuary cities give safe harbor to criminal foreigners and refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
- Senator Grassley supports Kate’s law, named after Kate Steinle, who was killed on a pier in San Francisco (a sanctuary city) by a foreign criminal who was deported and returned five times illegally into the United States. Kate’s law would make it unlawful for jurisdictions to refuse to cooperate with detainee requests by federal immigration authorities.
- Senator Grassley is the co-author of a bill named after Iowan Sarah Root, who was killed by a drunk driver who first broke U.S. laws to come to the United States illegally. Her killer’s blood alcohol content was three times the legal limit. He was charged with motor vehicular homicide and released on bond. He remains a fugitive to this day. Senator Grassley is working to stop letting criminal foreigners off the hook. His bill would put American sovereignty, border security and public safety first. Sarah’s Law would require U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to take custody of an individual who is in the country illegally and is charged with a crime resulting in the death or serious bodily injury of another person.
- Senator Grassley supported legislation to prevent President Obama from transferring detainees on Guantanamo Bay to U.S. soil. President Obama has released 150 prisoners. President Obama says he wants to “close a chapter in our history” but his cavalier release of GITMO detainees is opening risks to national security and endangering safety of American civilians, especially after 30 percent return to the battlefield. Patty Judge has not spoken out against President Obama’s dangerous actions.
- As chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Grassley is building bipartisan consensus on historic criminal justice and sentencing reforms, juvenile justice reforms and civil asset forfeiture reforms that prioritize public safety, protect taxpayer dollars and uphold private property rights of law-abiding citizens.
- Senator Grassley led passage of updates to the Adam Walsh Act that will strengthen the public’s right to know about the whereabouts of convicted sex offenders through renewal of federal grants to help local governments track sex offenders and share information with law enforcement authorities.
- Senator Grassley’s Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act, expands education, prevention and prosecution tools to reduce crimes against seniors and to bring perpetrators to justice. He also is working to raise awareness and stop misconduct and abuse of nursing home residents on social media.
Patty Judge Unaware, Unclear on Major Immigration Policy
- In an interview with the Sioux City Journal, Patty Judge admitted to not knowing what a “sanctuary city” is. Sanctuary cities give safe harbor to criminal foreigners and put public safety at risk.
- In the same interview, Judge also admitted to not knowing what Sarah’s Law was either. The legislation was introduced by Grassley alongside Senator Joni Ernst and Nebraska Sens. Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse. The bill would require ICE to take custody of any immigrants in the country illegally who are charged with a crime that resulted in the death or serious injury of another person. The bill was named for Sarah Root, 21, an Iowan who was killed earlier this year by a drunk driver who was in the country illegally.
- Judge said she wasn’t familiar with the legislation. “I will look at it,” she said. “I will look at it.” (The Blaze 10/6/16)