Below, Sacramento County sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver, left, and Placer County Sheriff’s Detective Michael Davis Jr. were murdered last October by a twice-deported illegal alien.
Pam Davis Owens, the aunt of Detective Michael Davis Jr., appeared on Fox News Wednesday morning:
PAM DAVIS OWENS: He was an illegal alien and as you stated he was on a crime spree. He had been deported a couple of times and was back in the country again, and he started his crime spree in Sacramento where he killed Deputy Oliver, then tried to carjack. A private citizen shot him in the head, then he continued up Interstate 80 into Placer County where law enforcement was on the lookout for him.
My understanding is he stole a police car in the city of Auburn. When my nephew responded, he saw the police car and thought that he was responding with police before they realized that the suspect had taken the car and was shooting.
STEVE DUCEY: This is clearly somebody who should not have been in this country, should have been behind bars, and yet he was free, and you know what, Pam, how many times do we hear people on the political left say look you know this particular immigration system that we’ve got right now, it’s very fair to people, the people who are not deported are of no consequence, they are not going to hurt anybody.
OWENS: You hear it all the time and it’s so wrong.
DUCEY: Well tell us about this bill that is going through the legislature aimed at making sure what happened your family doesn’t happen other families
OWENS: First of all we want to thank Senator Jeff Sessions for pushing this bill because it is very important and my understanding of reading the bill is what he’s trying to do is is reinforce the laws that we do have and just get the laws — if we just obey the laws that we have got, just deport these people. Don’t let them in here. We don’t need more laws, we need to enforce what we have, and that’s what Senator Sessions is trying to do.
And the one thing I really liked is they are aimed on the sanctuary cities and the governor up California. I hold him personally responsible because he got right up on stage and told the illegals they were welcome in the state of California. And by welcoming the illegals, he’s bringing more in. We don’t need more. We need to stop the illegal immigration and protect our citizens and our law enforcement.
Following is Senator Session’s press release regarding the legislation:
Chairman Sessions Introduces Immigration Enforcement Bill in Honor of Officers Slain by Illegal Alien, Press Release, June 22, 2015
WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, announced today that he was introducing legislation in response to the planned and sustained dismantlement of immigration enforcement in America. The legislation would end the mass release of criminal aliens, return law and order to devastated communities, and ensure the consistent and uniform application of federal law. The proposal, which builds on legislation introduced by House Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Chairman Trey Gowdy, is named after Detective Michael Davis and Deputy Danny Oliver, two local law enforcement officers who were murdered by an illegal alien with an extensive criminal history:
“I applaud Chairman Gowdy and Chairman Goodlatte for their dedicated work in carefully crafting this crucial measure. The introduction of this companion bill in the Senate is another important step towards protecting the lives and livelihoods of American citizens. The legislation is named for Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Detective Michael Davis, who were gunned down in the line of duty by a twice-deported illegal alien. Had our nation’s immigration laws been enforced, both of these slain heroes would be with their families today.
In America, tens of thousands of preventable crimes occur each year, including the most violent and heinous, because of our failure to enforce our immigration laws. Too many people are living in fear of violent gangs and drug cartels as a result.
Every single day, law officers at the state, local, and federal level are forced to release criminal aliens who pose a threat to community safety—in violation of current laws that require deportation. Additionally, in the last two years, ICE released back onto the streets 76,000 convicted criminal aliens. There are 169,000 criminal aliens at large in the United States right now who have criminal convictions and were formally and lawfully ordered deported. The Administration’s tolerance of sanctuary cities has also resulted in another 10,000 potentially deportable arrested aliens being released by local law agencies since January of last year. And, 121 of the criminal aliens who’ve been ordered deported in the last few years and were released by ICE have now been charged with additional homicide offenses.
This legislation will ensure cooperation between state, local, and federal officials, each with their own valuable role. It will crack down on sanctuary cities. It will empower our Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to actually enforce our immigration laws—protecting the jobs, wages, and well-being of the American people. It will make sure that our immigration policies are carried out—not ignored.
Congress spends too much time catering to special interests, and not enough time serving the people who sent us here. Advancing this bill would be a dramatic step towards reestablishing the severed trust between the people and their government.”