Many Americans are furious only a day after illegal alien Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was found not guilty of murdering Kate Steinle even though he confessed the crime.
In the wake of failure of justice, a clip has now surfaced of the mother of a young man murdered by an illegal immigrant confronting California Representative Nancy Pelosi, who incidentally oversees the district that Steinle was killed in.
A Texas woman whose son was murdered by an illegal alien put House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on the spot during a town hall early this year.
CNN host Jake Tapper called on Laura for an audience question about sanctuary cities. Laura shared how her son had been “tortured,” “tied up like an animal,” and set on fire by an illegal immigrant in 2010.
“I am not a one-story mother. This happens every day because there are no laws enforcing the border,” Laura said. “How do you reconcile in your head about allowing people to disavow the law?”
From Rocket Politics:
Real Clear Politics reported that a sobbing mother confronted Pelosi during a CNN Town Hall earlier this year, saying that an illegal alien tortured her son to death. The mother asked Pelosi which one of her grandchildren she would give up to make room for an illegal.
“If you need to go home tonight and line up your babies as you say, and your grandbabies, which one of them could you look in their eyes today, and tell them that they’re expendable for another foreign person to have an a nicer life? Which one would you look to say, you, my child, are expendable for someone else to come over here and not follow the law and have a nicer life?” asked Laura Wilkerson, who said her son was “slaughtered” by an illegal alien.
“I pray for you,” Pelosi responded. “Again, we all pray that none of us has to experience what you have experienced. So thank you for channelling your energy to help prevent something like that from happening.”
“But I do want to say to you, that in our sanctuary cities, our people are not disobeying the law,” Pelosi added. “These are law-abiding citizens, it enables them to, to be there without being reported to ICE in case of another crime that they might bear witness to.”
This comes as the Department of Justice is weighing whether or not to bring charges against Steinle’s killer.
“We’re looking at every option and we will prosecute this to the fullest extent of the law because these cases are tragic and entirely preventable,” said DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Flores. She went on to urge the government to “reconsider” sanctuary policies.
“This is a person who had been deported five times—he knew about San Francisco’s sanctuary policies. This is a person that never should have been on that pier, and Kate Steinle would still be alive,” she said.
President Donald Trump took to Twitter to call Zarate’s acquittal “disgraceful.”
“The Kate Steinle killer came back and back over the weakly protected Obama border, always committing crimes and being violent, and yet this info was not used in court. His exoneration is a complete travesty of justice. BUILD THE WALL!” he wrote.
The Kate Steinle killer came back and back over the weakly protected Obama border, always committing crimes and being violent, and yet this info was not used in court. His exoneration is a complete travesty of justice. BUILD THE WALL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 1, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was also not happy about the verdict.
“When jurisdictions choose to return criminal aliens to the streets rather than turning them over to federal immigration authorities, they put the public’s safety at risk. San Francisco’s decision to protect criminal aliens led to the preventable and heartbreaking death of Kate Steinle,” he said. “While the State of California sought a murder charge for the man who caused Ms. Steinle’s death—a man who would not have been on the streets of San Francisco if the city simply honored an ICE detainer—the people ultimately convicted him of felon in possession of a firearm.”
H/T Rocket Politics
Steinle was walking with her father and a family friend in July 2015 when she was shot, collapsing into her father’s arms. Zarate had been released from a San Francisco jail about three months before the shooting, despite a request by federal immigration authorities to detain him for deportation.