As a parent, how would you feel today after learning that an illegal alien deported five times was responsible for shooting and killing your daughter?
Kathryn Steinle, 32, was walking along the crowded Embarcadero pier in San Francisco when she collapsed on the pier after the family heard several loud sounds they said sounded like gunfire. Her father tried to give CPR to his daughter, but to no avail.
Francisco Sanchez, 45, is an illegal from Mexico who has been deported five times. His stories about what happened remind me of Hillary Clinton’s stories concerning the attack on the US Embassy compound in Benghazi, Libya in that it has changed and still makes no sense.
The first reports of the shooting that I heard on the news stated that Sanchez was shooting at harbor seals on the crowded pier and shot Steinle by mistake. Then the story changed. Now the story is that Sanchez had found some sleeping pills in a dumpster and taken them and fallen asleep. When he woke up on the pier and started walking, he found a t-shirt and went to pick it up. That’s when a gun wrapped inside the t-shirt fire. However, the gun didn’t shoot just once, but three times and one of those bullets struck and killed Kathryn Steinle.
Sanchez had last been arrested in March by San Francisco police. He had seven felony convictions on his record which demands that he be arrested and deported. San Francisco authorities contacted ICE officials to come and pick him up and ICE asked them to keep him in custody until they could come and get him. Typical for San Francisco’s ultra-liberal ways, they released Sanchez back out on the streets before ICE agents could arrive to take him into their custody.
Liv Sullivan, Steinle’s mother told the media:
“He should have never been out, and now our daughter is gone forever.”
Jim Steinle, Kathryn’s father, told the media:
“She had so much to live for and died so senselessly. It’s terrible.”
2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has already spoken out about the problems with illegal aliens and the liberals have been screaming and condemning him for speaking the truth. After the shooting of Steinle, Trump said her death was ‘very, very sad’ and that it was:
“…senseless and totally preventable act of violence” was “yet another example of why we must secure our border.”
“Nobody else has the guts to even talk about it. The American people deserve a wall.”
But Barack Obama’s immigration policies have made it easier for illegals to cross over the border. Instead of increasing border security, Obama has weakened our border security to the point that, in many places, it is ineffective. His liberal delayed deportation policies have also allowed tens of thousands of illegals with felony convictions to be released back onto American streets.
If Barack Obama had taken appropriate action to secure our border with Mexico, there is a good chance that Sanchez would not have been walking the streets and piers of San Francisco and killing an innocent American.
Another point of Obama’s immigration hypocrisy involves San Francisco claiming to be a sanctuary city where illegals are safe from arrest and deportation. Obama has taken lots of legal action against various states and law enforcement agencies for their enforcement of immigration laws. Obama had his Justice Department file lawsuits to challenge the legality of states passing their own immigration laws to protect their borders since Obama won’t.
A prime example is Arizona. They passed SB-70 in an effort to stop the flood of illegals and illegal drugs flooding into the state, but much of that state law has been overturned by legal challenges from the Justice Department and other groups. Obama had then Attorney General Eric Holder strip Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department of their federal immigration powers, which basically prevented them from enforcing laws and protecting the more than 3 million residents of the country. There is still pending legal action being taken by the Justice Department against Sheriff Arpaio and his department because they insist on doing their jobs and upholding the Arizona and US Constitutions.
Herein exists the hypocrisy. Obama says he wants to protect America yet he takes legal action against the law enforcement agencies for doing just that, but he turns a blind eye to liberal cities like San Francisco who defy federal laws by declaring themselves to be a safe haven for immigration law violators.
Seems the Obama administration has their priorities backwards and Kathryn Steinle has paid the ultimate price for Obama’s betrayal. How many more Americans need to be murdered, raped, physically and sexually assaulted and robbed before our leadership does what they swore to do when they took office? Americans who value our nation should use the name of Kathryn Steinle as a rallying call to demand that the government take appropriate action to enforce our immigration laws and secure our border.