05 July 2015

Donald Trump Is Right After All

Donald Trump
America is learning the hard way that business mogul, Donald Trump, is right after all.

A few days ago, Trump doubled-down on his plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.

"I like Mexico. I love the Mexican people. I do business with the Mexican people, but you have people coming through the border that are from all over. And they're bad. They're really bad," he told CNN's Jake Tapper.

"You have people coming in, and I'm not just saying Mexicans, I'm talking about people that are from all over that are killers and rapists and they're coming into this country," he maintained.

He couldn't be more right.

On 1 July 2015, San Francisco police arrested a convicted felon after a seemingly random slaying of Kathryn Steinle at Pier 14 — one of the busiest attractions in the city. And guess who is the suspect? Francisco Sanchez has seven felony convictions and has been deported five times to Mexico most recently in 2009.

The worse part is that the suspect should have been deported (again) a few months ago and this could have prevented the killing of an innocent life.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had turned Sanchez over to San Francisco police 26 March 2015 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 that federal detention orders are not a "legal basis" to hold someone, so Sanchez was released 15 April. 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.

Steinle was gunned down while out for an evening stroll with her father along the waterfront. Police said witnesses heard no argument or dispute before the shooting, suggesting it was a random attack.

Liz Sullivan told the San Francisco Chronicle the killing of her daughter was unbelievable and surreal.

"I don't think I've totally grasped it," Sullivan said.

Sullivan told the Chronicle that her 32-year-old daughter turned to her father after she was shot and said she didn't feel well before collapsing.

"She just kept saying, 'Dad, help me, help me,'" Sullivan said.

Her father immediately began CPR before paramedics rushed the woman to the hospital.

"She fought for her life," Sullivan said.