Friday, July 17, 2015

Jennifer Oliver OConnell ―Trump and Illegal Immigration may dominate in 2016

(Communities Digital News)

"Billionaire businessman and presidential candidate Donald Trump would be just a speed bump on the road to 2016 if not for the brutal murder in San Francisco of Kathryn Steinle at the hands of illegal immigrant Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez. Steinle, a medical device salesperson, was walking with her father on Pier 14 on the Embarcadero when she was fatally shot in the chest.

In a jailhouse interview, Lopez-Sanchez admitted to killing Steinle with a gun he said he found wrapped in a T-shirt on the street. But at his arraignment hearing, he pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the .40 caliber handgun used in the slaying belonged to a federal agent. According to federal authorities, Lopez-Sanchez has been deported from the U.S. five times, most recently in 2009, and he has a long list of felony convictions.

The plot will continue to thicken as the case goes to trial. Coupled with Trump’s blunt and inflammatory comments about illegal immigrants, Steinle’s murder is the first case in many years that has captured national press attention, and may continue to drive the immigration discussion around the 2016 presidential race."