Late Thursday evening a jury in San Francisco acquitted felony illegal alien Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, who had previously been deported from the United States five times after committing a series of violent crimes, in the shooting death of 32-year-old year old Kate Steinle.
President Trump responded to the verdict early Friday morning and the White House released an official statement, slamming San Francisco and other sanctuary cities for putting Americans in danger.
A disgraceful verdict in the Kate Steinle case! No wonder the people of our Country are so angry with Illegal Immigration.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 1, 2017
"Yesterday’s verdict in San Francisco underscores the danger to public safety when our Nation fails to enforce its laws. Kate Steinle was killed by an illegal immigrant and convicted felon who had been deported from the United States five times. He, and countless other criminal illegal immigrants like him, should never be allowed to threaten our citizens," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders released in a statement. "It’s more important now than ever for Congress to secure our borders and provide the resources, including more ICE officers, needed to deport criminal illegal aliens and to finally stop sanctuary city policies that cause needless loss of innocent life. Politicians who fail to address these needs share responsibility for preventable crimes committed against innocent Americans."
"Had San Francisco enforced our Nation’s immigration laws, the Steinle family would be celebrating this holiday with all of their loved ones," she continued.
During an interview with Fox News, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway said every victim of crimes committed by illegal immigrants are remembered.
"@POTUS... has remained committed to not just the memories of Kate and all the other victims but those Angel Moms and Angel Dads."— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 1, 2017
WATCH: @KellyannePolls's full interview on @foxandfriends. pic.twitter.com/Sb1CbPFMFv