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Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today issued the following statement on news that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had released three dangerous illegal aliens into Pinal County, Arizona.
The Honorable Jeh Johnson
Secretary of Homeland Security
Washington, D.C. 20528
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after voting in favor of the bill he introduced with Rep. Duncan Hunter (CA-50), H.R. 3009, the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act.
This week, I introduced my ninth Shrink our Spending bill, and it’s one that would save you over 360 million dollars. Did you know the government owns almost a quarter of a million vehicles?
The Background: Grant Ronnebeck was a 21-year-old resident of Mesa, Arizona. He worked as a clerk at a QuikTrip, and was on duty in the early morning of January 22, 2015. At roughly 4:00 am, Apolinar Altamirano, a convicted felon and illegal immigrant who was released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on $10,000 bond, entered the store and murdered Grant; shooting him in the face for not moving quickly enough to get him the cigarettes he demanded.
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after introducing the Establishing Mandatory Minimums for Illegal Reentry Act.
Rep. Matt Salmon has introduced a bill that would bar federal authorities from releasing undocumented immigrants who have been accused or convicted of serious crimes.
And he wants them deported within 90 days.
The fact that we need legislation to accomplish this is astonishing.
But apparently we do.
I don't know anyone who wasn't horrified and heart-broken when news broke that 21-year-old Grant Ronnebeck, a good kid working hard, was shot dead while clerking at a QuikTrip store in Mesa in January.
I don't know anyone who wasn't angry and outraged to learn that the man eventually charged with the murder, Apolinar Altamirano, was in the country illegally and already had been convicted of felony burglary.
Good people disagree about a lot when it comes to immigration issues.