Trump condemns murder of Cal Poly grad
July 4, 2015
Donald Trump has renewed his calls for tougher immigration laws after an illegal Mexican immigrant allegedly shot a Cal Poly San Luis Obispo graduate on a pier in San Fransisco.
On Wednesday, Kathryn Steinle, 33, was walking with her father along Pier 14 when Francisco Sanchez, 45, allegedly gunned her down. Police said the murder of the 2009 Cal Poly graduate was a random attack.
Sanchez is a seven-time felon who had been deported to Mexico five times in the past, though he was permitted to stay in the United states after an arrest in March. Because San Francisco is a “Sanctuary City” that does not hand over people to immigration, officials released Sanchez on April 15 rather than deport him.
In light of Sanchez’s alleged murder of Steinle, Trump has called U.S. border controls an “absolute disgrace.” Trump, a presidential hopeful, has been under fire for alleged racist statements regarding illegal immigrants. He is using the murder of Steinle to repeat his calls for more restrictions on movement between Mexico and the United States.