Advocates say blame for SF shooting death goes beyond the undocumented

SAN FRANCISCO – Immigrant and civil right groups met on the steps of San Francisco’s city hall to call for state, local, and national leaders to engage in thoughtful dialogue about immigrant rights.

The rally follows the shooting death of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle, who was allegedly shot to death by seven-time felon who had been deported Mexico five times.

They protesters say that they stand in solidarity with the Steinle family and hopes that this country will come together to find the answers to stop something like this from ever happening again.

They also say that the blame of Steinle’s death should not be solely on the undocumented community, and that the actions of one person do not speak for the many.

These people say that these laws were put into place for the need of public safety and this incident puts that very need in jeopardy.

They say that the true problem lies with the issues of gun control, poverty, substance abuse and mental illness.

“And these things when they come together, mental health issues that are remaining unaddressed and substance abuse that remains unaddressed, when they merge with easy access to guns we have a tragic killing. So let’s put an end to it,” Maria Segarra of Asian Pacific Islanders Legal Outreach said.

Kathryn Steinle’s parents, Liz Sullivan and Jim Steinle, say they support a proposal to give mandatory prison time to deported people who return to the US illegally.

Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez had been released from jail months before the shooting — even if there was a federal immigration order asking local authorities to hold him.

You can contact Rommel Conclara at rommel_conclara@abs-cbn.com for more information.

This statement from the Steinle family comes as a new government report shows that more than 1,800 immigrants that the Obama government wanted to deport last year were nevertheless released from local jails, and eventually arrested for different crimes.

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  • noz
    16 July 2015 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    illegal alien ADVOCATORS are on their all out PROPAGANDA schemes with the bold title of this article, by mixing up criminal AMERICANS as the same category as the CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIENS. the illegal alien advocators are attacking the 1st amendment of the constitution, yet the killing of KATHRYN STEINLE by an illegal alien happened in a state, where the strictest gun control was passed by the predominant demoncraps running the state, counties, cities for decades. the states, counties, cities under the demoncraps are too soft on controlling drugs, as evidenced by ghettos infested with drugs. mental illness is another liberal BS, where laws passed such as picking up mentally ill vagrants, forced institutionalization of mentally ill are infringing on the rights of the sicko. so what made you all think the homeless are way out of control in cities of america, worst if the cities are run by the demoncraps. illegal alien advocators propagandizing are to deceive the public, as always. america have enough american born criminals, and america must get rid of criminal illegal aliens once / for all. america got rid of legal aliens committing crimes, after doing their time. illegal alien advocators into rescue of their repulsive cause of bold illegal alien legalization, engaging in PROPAGANDA, to victimize the gullible, couldn’t care less americans.

    • Arbi
      17 July 2015 at 4:11 am - Reply

      NOz! you really never run out of BULLSHITS………

      • noz
        21 July 2015 at 9:15 pm - Reply

        CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIEN, YOU ARE NOT ONLY A THIEF, BUT A HUMONGOUS DUMBASS. I ALWAYS SURE HIT YOU WHERE IT HURT THE MOST IS YOUR WORTHLESS SORRY SELF. STUPID CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIEN THIEF, WHAT I WROTE ABOVE IS ABOUT YOU THE WORTHLESS POS, CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIEN THIEF TRYING HARD NOT TO GET DEPORTED. YOU ARE GOING TO BE KICKED BY ICE, WHERE IT HURT THE MOST IN YOUR BUTT UNTIL IT DISTEND. EWWWWWWWWWWWW…………

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