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San Francisco shooting trumps Trump critics

Written By | Jul 7, 2015

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2015 —When New York real estate magnate Donald Trump announced in June that he was running for president, he broached an issue that ruthless political correctness keeps American politicians from discussing openly.

“When Mexico sends its people [to the United States], they’re not sending their best … They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

Trump continued, “It’s coming from all over South and Latin America, and it’s coming — probably — from the Middle East. But we don’t know. Because we have no protection and we have no competence, we don’t know what’s happening [along our southern border]. And it’s got to stop and it’s got to stop fast.”

The organized left was quick to condemn Trump as a racist and hit him in the pocketbook. Trump, who has appeared on NBC’s “The Apprentice” for 14 seasons, was dumped by the network “due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants,” read a statement issued by NBCUniversal.

The network also announced it will not televise the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, both joint ventures between Trump and NBC. The Spanish-language network Univision said it will not televise the pageants either.

Meanwhile, Macy’s department store said it will no longer sell Trump’s menswear collection.

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush told CNN, “I don’t think he [Trump] represents the Republican Party, and his views are way out of the mainstream of what Republicans think … everybody has a belief that we should control our borders. But to make these extraordinarily ugly kinds of comments is not reflective of the Republican Party. Trump is wrong on this.”

Back in 2014, Jeb said of the illegals streaming across our southern border, “Yes, they broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s kind of — it’s an act of love. It’s an act of commitment to your family … they could make a great contribution for their own families but also for us.”

That family “contribution” took a turn for the worse on Pier 14 at San Francisco’s Embarcadero. That’s where Kate Steinle, 32, and her father Jim were admiring the harbor view when a gunshot rang out.

The young woman’s last words were “Help me, dad.”

Police arrested Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, in the U.S. illegally from Mexico, who later confessed to ABC’s San Francisco affiliate KGO-TV that he indeed shot Kate Steinle.

Sanchez is a “convicted felon with a long history of drug crimes who has spent about half his adult life serving time for illegally entering the country and has been deported five times to Mexico,” said the San Francisco Chronicle.

After serving 46 months in a San Bernardino County lockup, Sanchez was shipped to San Francisco to face criminal charges stemming from a 20-year-old warrant concerning his alleged possession of marijuana. Immigration officials told the city they were to hand Sanchez back for deportation proceedings once the criminal charge was settled.

Instead, the city prosecutor’s office discharged the case, releasing Sanchez into the streets of San Francisco.

“The immigration hold was not honored,” said the Chronicle, “Less than three months later, Steinle was dead.”

San Francisco declared itself an illegal alien “sanctuary city” in 1989, which put current Mayor Ed Lee in an embarrassing position. He told the press his city’s policy “helps immigrants and limited-English speaking communities where sometimes people fear and mistrust the criminal justice system.”

San Francisco, as well as Washington, places the emphasis on protecting foreigners from having to face the consequences of violating the laws of their illegally adopted country.

The Atlantic magazine’s Sally Kohn says that sort of government obstructionism “would be less likely to happen if the vast majority of immigrants no longer had to worry about deportation.”

In other words, disdain for U.S. law by foreigners should dictate America’s immigration policy.

As Ann Coulter says in her new book “¡Adios America!: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole”:

A nation’s immigration policies are at least as important as, say, going to war. But the media have decided that who gets to live in America is none of America’s business. The public can’t be trusted with the truth. Go back to the kid’s table. The grown-ups are deciding this. Anyone who challenges the elite consensus on immigration policies will be swarmed with blitzkrieg attacks. It can be difficult to discuss America’s immigration policies when it’s considered racist merely to say, ‘We liked America the way it was.’

When interviewed by the London Daily Mail, the dead woman’s father said something that should trouble every American concerned with the social, political and criminal impact of unfettered illegal immigration.

Asked to comment on Donald Trump’s “controversial” statements, Jim Steinle said, “We’re not going to get caught up in that … We’re not going to get involved in the politics that’s going in so many ways.”

Steinle is right to be afraid. After all, he lives a short 40 miles east of Sanchez’s sanctuary city. And he is too beleaguered by grief for his daughter to muster the energy needed to fend off charges of racism the mainstream media would surely hurl his way or to surmount the threats to his livelihood resulting from organized boycotts should his statements veer outside the left’s well established boundaries of censorship, uh, political correctness.

So, on behalf of Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the mainstream media and the politicians in both parties that favor our nation’s rapid demographic shift, please shut up.

America isn’t your country anymore.

Steven M. Lopez

Originally from Los Angeles, Steven M. Lopez has been in the news business for more than thirty years. He made his way around the country: Arizona, the Bay Area and now resides in South Florida.