A lot of left-wingers I know recoil at the very mention of illegal immigration. When it is brought up one is sure to be accused of racism and xenophobia.
But there is something terribly, terribly wrong with an immigration system in which a man can be deported five times only to come back again and kill a woman who was doing nothing more than taking a walk with her father. It illustrates not only the problem with our porous border with Mexico but the existence of sanctuary cities in which local governments can keep ICE in the dark regarding the whereabouts of illegal immigrants who have committed criminal acts. Kate Steinle's death was entirely preventable and the system failed her and her family. This state of affairs must change.