I’m often asked how Donald Trump got elected. Kate Steinle’s tragic and entirely preventable death at the hands of illegal immigrant Garcia Zarate is one very big reason. Thursday’s atrocious jury decision to acquit Zarate of homicide and charge him instead with “illegal possession of a firearm” is another.
YouTube video of Tucker Carlson’s November 30, 2017 broadcast on FOX News
The entire episode is a perfect example of the sheer brokenness of our immigration system, where serial deportees like Zarate face no consequences for entering the U.S. illegally and can come and go as they please due to lax enforcement at the border.
Garcia Zarate had been deported 5 times and been arrested for drug crimes and yet the sanctuary city he lived in (San Francisco) refused to turn him over to ICE as mandated by federal law. Had they done so Kate Steinle would be alive today.
Everyone knows this is insane. Everyone that is except the virtue signaling open borders crowd who turn a blind eye to derelicts like Zarate because they think it’s somehow compassionate. Yeah, tell that to the Steinle family.
Normal people are just so sick of all this. We know the system is broken, we know it favors criminals like Zarate over our safety, we know it discourages good immigrants who we do want here from coming and we know that heightened scrutiny of who we allow across our borders is smart policy. This is all common sense stuff, yet to even bring up such concerns gets you labeled xenophobic and racist by the progressive elite and, frankly, by many on the clueless Right.
Donald Trump gets this and while I don’t care for his bull in a china shop way of communicating, he isn’t afraid to stand on principle here and enact badly needed immigration and border control reforms. Traditional politicians on both the Left and Right seem incapable of grasping this and thus get shocked in to further stupidity when someone like Trump gets elected. The longer they remain blinded by their own false self righteousness, the more likely it is that people like Donald Trump will win elections. That is it in a nutshell.
Kate Steinle was a beautiful soon to be married 32 year old just at the cusp of life when she was killed. Local authorities failed miserably in protecting her, as did our federal representatives in allowing a morally bankrupt and crumbling at the seams immigration system to reach this point of absurdity.
As the 80’s pop song says, we’re not gonna take it any more.