Illegal immigrant Sergio Martinez was recently arrested on several charges in Portland, Oregon – which is a sanctuary city. Martinez had previously been deported 20 times.
On Tuesday night, Fox News‘ Greg Gutfeld took exception to the policy of sanctuary cities that he says allow something like Martinez’s crime to happen.
“Do you ever wonder how victims feel about that label – Sanctuary city?” Gutfeld asked. “Who is the sanctuary for?”
The Five host said that for many defenders of the policy, it’s about the supposedly kind intent implied by the title itself.
“For many on the left, it’s always about language,” he says. “Give something a cozy title and you can get away with anything.”
“A sanctuary city…it just sounds good like so many bad things do – Daisy cutter, road apple, socialism.”
He then went on to blame the policy of sanctuary cities to be at least partially responsible for the alleged rapes of two Portland women.
“A sanctuary city allowed a repeat creep to assault two citizens. That’s what I would call sanctuary rape,” he says. “It’s important that we call it that for it links an idea to a consequence.”
“If you can apply it to a city then why can’t you apply it to the crime that occurred in the city,” he asked. “Portland didn’t do the rapes, it just gave the rapist the space to rape.”
“Don’t have a sanctuary, you don’t have sanctuary rape, ” Gutfeld added.
Gutfeld explained how at least these particular crimes could have been avoided if only immigration laws had been enforced.
“If Martinez has been deported permanently, maybe even on the twentieth time, two women wouldn’t have been attacked. But he returned and he sanctuary raped in a sanctuary city,” he noted.
Gutfeld continued, “All because the word sounds so good to so many people except to those victims who got no sanctuary at all.”
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