This article assumes as fact that which has not been proven yet.  At this time Edwin Ramos has not been found guilty of the murders and his immigration status has not been verified.


What happened to the Bologna family is a tragedy.  Sometimes people do bad things and illegal immigrants, because they are still people, are no exception.  However, one tragic incident does not justify the deportation of all illegal immigrants, regardless of what they have or have not done.  Sometimes people make mistakes, and the authorities in San Francisco may have made a mistake in this case.  But one mistake does not impugn sanctuary laws any more than the Willie Horton incident impugns emancipation.