Immigration reform news 2015: Kate Steinlete’s father, brother demand harsher laws for immigrants
SAN FRANCISCO: The demand for immigration reform has intensified as the family of Kate Steinle has joined hands with forces demanding stricter immigration laws. The family seems to have become very proactive in demanding tougher laws against undocumented immigrants.
The way family has intensified its efforts against undocumented immigrants can be gauged by the fact that her brother and father spoke in front of huge audiences in New York and Washington D.C on Thursday.
In the meantime there are confirmed reports that the person, Francisco Sanchez, who has actually admitted to shooting Kate has been released by San Francisco authorities despite a request from federal immigration officials to keep him detained. Kateâ€™s brother castigated the policy for allowing a criminal with five deportations to roam free on the streets.
While talking on the occasion Brad Steinle said, â€œEssentially he’s saying felons, come to my city. This is where you’ll be safe. And we will not hand you over to the federal government where you will be deportedâ€. On the other hand Kate’s father, Jim Steinle, testified before the House Judiciary Committee.
For a very long time now Republicans have been demanding legislation punishing sanctuary cities by denying federal funding and also harsher penalties for deportees who return to the U.S. Meanwhile, Jim Steinle had the same message for the representatives that he gave senators on Tuesday.
While talking in an emotionally charged speech he said, â€œWe feel if Kate’s law saves one daughter, one son, a father or mother. Kate’s death won’t be in vainâ€. In the meantime there are signs that many Democrats are now supportive of Jim Steinle’s idea for harsher punishment, but believe that comprehensive immigration reform would be a better solution rather than punishing sanctuary cities.
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