Pointing to the shooting death of Kate Steinle in San Francisco last week, a union leader for U.S. Border Patrol agents said the tragedy is “something that’s going to play out many times in this country.”
Appearing on “Fox & Friends,” Monday, National Border Patrol Council Vice President Shawn Moran said the country will “see more criminals like this.”
Steinle, 32, was allegedly killed by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an illegal immigrant who has seven felony convictions and was deported five times to his native Mexico.
“You’re going to see more criminals like this that should not be in the United States, — they’re going to remain here, they’re going to be released, and they’re going to commit more crimes,” Moran said.
According to Fox News, Lopez-Sanchez said in a jailhouse interview he knew San Francisco was a sanctuary city and there would be fewer consequences should he get in trouble.
“The people that we’re dealing with coming across the border, they know the rules, they know the laws, and this is just inexcusable,” Moran said. “It’s a broken system when a criminal like this slips through the cracks, but we’re the ones creating the cracks, so it’s our own fault.”
“Unfortunately, this is something that’s going to play out many times in this country,” he added. “And already has, because of a broken immigration system.
“And where you have policies like in San Francisco, where it’s a sanctuary city, we have no way to make these local and state jurisdictions comply with immigration law so that we can pick these people up and make sure they get removed from this country.”
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