The shooting death of Kathryn Steinle along the San Francisco waterfront has inflamed the already contentious national debate over illegal immigration, with the Obama administration accusing local officials of releasing the suspected shooter in defiance of efforts to deport him.
The latest clash over the nation’s 11.3 30million illegal migrants aliens began after the death Wednesday of Kathryn Steinle, 31, who was shot in the upper torso as she walked with her father at a popular tourist destination.
It turned out that the suspect, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, had seven felony convictions stretching back to 1991 and had been deported from the United States five times. San Francisco authorities released him from custody in April after drug charges against him were dropped, despite an urgent request from the Department of Homeland Security that he be deported a sixth time to his native Mexico, federal and local officials said.
In a strongly worded statement, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which is part of DHS, said the San Francisco officials ignored ICE’s request for a heads-up before Lopez-Sanchez was let go. “As a result, an individual with a lengthy criminal history, who is now the suspect in a tragic murder case, was released onto the street rather than being turned over to ICE for deportation,’’ said Gillian Christensen, an ICE spokeswoman.
Local authorities have accused DHS of failing to respect San Francisco’s status as a “sanctuary city” for undocumented immigrants that limits their ability to cooperate. “We’re not seeking to turn over illegal immigrants to federal custody,’’ said one San Francisco law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the case is unfolding.
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Bill O'Reilly sent Jessie Waters to the SF city council to speak about Kathryn's murder. None of the city council members even looked up to acknowledge that he was there nor did they acknowledge Kathryn's photo he was holding.
No one of reason supports destroying your own home to accommodate criminals - foreign or domestic. You guys are advocates for foreign criminals, but not your own domestic criminals. Why is that? That makes no sense either - does it?
It's simple, tell me why you are right and I am (supposedly) wrong?