A Sacramento man, who on February 28 killed his three daughters and a chaperone before shooting himself, was an illegal alien who was protected from deportation by California’s sanctuary state law. The Associated Press reports that the shooter, David Mora was in California illegally on an expired visa and had been released from the Merced County Jail a week earlier when he murdered the three girls ages 9, 10, and 13 and chaperone Nathanial Kong with an illegal firearm during a supervised visit in a church. On February 23, 2022, Mora has been arrested for drunk driving, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer. While under federal law Mora qualified for deportation, California prohibits police from notifying immigration authorities or turning over illegals who commit crimes to ICE. Because of this and state laws that have reduced the consequences for these crimes Mora was released on bail the day he was arrested. Mora was under a five-year restraining order for multiple assaults on his ex-girlfriend and the mother of the three girls and ICE had issued a detainer requesting that he be held until they could take him into custody. “This unspeakable tragedy highlights the true cost, unintended or not, of sanctuary policies that prevent law enforcement from protecting its citizens,” said Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones.
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