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‘Angel Dad’ ad pleads with Trump to withhold funds from sanctuary cities

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A new ad by Californians for Population Stabilization is calling on President Donald Trump to withhold federal funding from California’s numerous sanctuary cities that include San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Jose and San Diego.

Featuring CAPS spokesman Don Rosenberg, known as an ‘angel dad,’ a term used for  parents who have lost children at the hands of those in the U.S. illegally, the ad tells the story of Rosenberg’s son, Drew, who was killed in San Francisco by an unlicensed, intoxicated Honduran who had entered the country illegally.

The same city where an illegal immigrant killed Kate Steinle in 2015, and much like her killer, San Francisco police had Drew’s killer in custody before the city decided to drop all charges and release him, according to the CAPS website.

“Imagine if Kate had been your daughter, Jamiel or Drew, your son,” Rosenberg says in the ad, as images of Kate Steinle, Jamiel Shaw and Drew Rosenberg are shown on the screen. “I’m Don Rosenberg and Drew was my son.”

The grieving father explains that “all three were killed by people who came illegally to live in California sanctuary cities,” before adding that “millions of Californians oppose sanctuary cities.”

“That’s why I’m asking President Trump to withhold federal funds from California,” he continues. “Then maybe politicians will put our safety first and leave future tragedies to the imagination.”

Rosenberg is a self-described “lifelong, very liberal Democrat” who left the party. He knows firsthand that illegal immigration is not a victimless crime and was critical of President Barack Obama’s friendly policies toward illegal immigrants, even inviting the then-president in a letter to visit his son’s grave.

“Before you illegally say, ‘Welcome to America’ to those who have caused so much pain and suffering, on your next trip to California let me take you to Drew’s grave, and you tell him this is the right thing to do,” he wrote in the letter.

Tom Tillison

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