The granddaughter of a 92-year-old woman who was allegedly murdered in New York City by an illegal immigrant who had been shielded from deportation pinned her death on the city’s sanctuary policy in an emotional speech on Friday, saying her death could have been avoided if the controversial policy was not in place.
Ortiz pinned the blame of Khan’s release on the city’s sanctuary policies and called for “preventative measures” to be put in place to ensure nothing similar could happen again.
ICE has subpoenaed New York for information on Khan and other illegal immigrants arrested in the city.
Trump also called out sanctuary policies in his State of the Union address earlier this month, where he highlighted Fuertes’ death and also introduced the brother of a man allegedly killed by an illegal immigrant in California.
He then called on Congress to pass legislation that would allow victims of crimes committed by illegal immigrants to sue sanctuary cities and states.