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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Rasmussen Minute: High School Rape Turns Spotlight on Sanctuary Movement

The rape of a 14-year-old girl at a suburban high school in Maryland by two older students who entered this country illegally - one an 18-year-old enrolled as a freshman - has many wondering if they’re the ones who will soon need sanctuary from criminal illegal immigrants in their own backyard.

This horrific story follows the shocking recent arrest of a 31-year-old illegal immigrant in Long Island, New York accused of sexually assaulting a two-year-old girl and stabbing two women and the arrest of 19-year-old illegal in Stamford, Connecticut accused of sexually assaulting a three-year-old girl.

Voters favor the deportation of criminal illegal immigrants and want to cut off federal funds for so-called sanctuary cities. But Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City and other locales are expanding their protections of illegal immigrants to keep them from being deported by the federal government. The state of Maryland is close to declaring itself a sanctuary state. Many in the media tend to look the other way when illegal immigrants commit violent crimes, but this week's Rasmussen Minute puts the troubled sanctuary movement in the spotlight.