The left will never accept the real point that Donald Trump was trying to make about illegal immigration. They and almost everyone else are having too much fun lining up to take pot shots at The Donald, erasing his name and likeness from pop culture — disappearing him for his “transgression.”
True, Trump stumbled over his statement like the rank amatuer he is. He was inartful, tongue tied, and almost incoherent in making a very valid point. But he did not smear all Mexicans, nor even all illegal aliens as his enemies are gleefully claiming.
Trump’s point: because we don’t have control of our borders, tens of thousands of dangerous criminals sneak into this country where they rape and murder American citizens. These are crimes that don’t have to happen and wouldn’t happen if more attention was paid to border security.
Worse yet, we release these felons back into the population where they are free to rape or kill again.
Almost on cue to prove Trump’s point, an illegal alien, deported 5 times and convicted of 7 felonies, murdered a young, beautiful San Francisco woman yesterday while she was walking on a pier with her father.
The amazing saga of Francisco Sanchez and how he easily slipped through the cracks to wind up on Pier 14 and inexplicably shot and killed 32 year old Kathryn Steinle should make your blood boil.
The man arrested in connection with the seemingly random killing of a woman who was out for a stroll with her father along the San Francisco waterfront is an illegal immigrant who previously had been deported five times, federal immigration officials say.
Further, Immigration and Customs Enforcement says San Francisco had him in their custody earlier this year but failed to notify ICE when he was released.
“DHS records indicate ICE lodged an immigration detainer on the subject at that time, requesting notification prior to his release so ICE officers could make arrangements to take custody. The detainer was not honored,” ICE said in a statement Friday afternoon.
Kathryn Steinle was killed Wednesday evening at Pier 14 — one of the busiest tourist destinations in the city.
Police said Thursday they arrested Francisco Sanchez in the shooting an hour after it occurred.
On Friday, ICE revealed their records indicate the individual has been previously deported five times, most recently in 2009, and is from Mexico.
“His criminal history includes seven prior felony convictions, four involving narcotics charges,” ICE said in a statement.
ICE briefly had him in their custody in March after he had served his latest sentence for “felony re-entry,” but turned him over to San Francisco police on an outstanding drug warrant. At this time, ICE issued the detainer — effectively asking that he be turned back over to ICE when San Francisco was finished with him.
But ICE was not notified. The incident is sure to renew criticism of San Francisco’s sanctuary city policies.
“Here’s a jurisdiction that’s not even honoring our detainer for someone who clearly is an egregious offender,” an ICE official told FoxNews.com.
ICE has since lodged another immigration detainer against the individual, though it’s unclear whether San Francisco will cooperate.
A representative with the police department has not yet responded to a request for comment from FoxNews.com.
Police Sgt. Michael Andraychak earlier said witnesses snapped photos of Sanchez immediately after the shooting and the images helped police make the arrest.
And what’s San Francisco’s excuse? They say that despite the order from ICE, they had no “legal basis”(!) to hold him:
A lawyer for San Francisco’s sheriff’s office says it had no authority to honor an immigration detainer on a suspect in the shooting death of a woman at a popular tourist destination.
Francisco Sanchez has seven felony convictions and has been deported five times, most recently in 2009, a federal agency said Friday. He was arrested about an hour after Wednesday’s seemingly random slaying of Kathryn Steinle at Pier 14 — one of the busiest attractions in the city.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had turned Sanchez over to San Francisco police March 26 on an outstanding drug warrant, said agency spokeswoman Virginia Kice.
Kice said ICE issued a detainer for Sanchez in March. She said the detainer was not honored.
Freya Horne, counsel for the sheriff’s office, said Friday that federal detention orders are not a “legal basis” to hold someone, so Sanchez was released April 15. San Francisco is a sanctuary city and local money cannot be spent to cooperate with federal immigration law.
The city does not turn over people who are in the country illegally unless there’s an active warrant for their arrest, she said. Horne said they checked and found none. ICE could have issued an active warrant if they wanted the city to keep him, she said.
“It’s not legal to hold someone on a request to detain. This is not just us. This is a widely adopted position,” she said.
It is a “widely adopted position” in Sanctuary Cities to tell the feds to go to hell and leave the poor, murdering illegal aliens alone.
We will be instructed by our betters on the left that this is an isolated incident, and that we don’t need more enforcement — we need more compassion. Thanks, but I will save my compassion for a father forced to watch his daughter die at the hands of someone who should never have been in the U.S. in the first place.