The news we’ve all been waiting for has finally happened – the illegal alien who murdered American citizen Kate Steinle has been indicted on federal charges.

Joe Garcia Zarate had stood trial in a San Francisco court after he shot and killed Steinle on the city’s Pier 14 in 2015, as she walked with her father on a sunny afternoon. Sadly, the politically correct partisans that comprised the jury somehow acquitted Zarate of all the charges against him, except the least serious, letting him walk on both murder and manslaughter convictions.


The verdict outraged the country, which voted en-masse to end the illegal invasion from our Southern border and is fed up with so-called “sanctuary city” policies endangering Americans – the very policy that led to Steinle’s murder after Zarate was released despite there being an ICE detainer on him.

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It’s also worth noting that Zarate was previously deported five times and had been convicted of at least seven different felonies while here illegally.

But now, it appears as if Steinle and her family are going to receive justice after San Francisco’s courts failed them miserably.

“A federal grand jury indicted Jose Inez Garcia-Zarate today for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and for being an illegally-present alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition,” the Department of Justice announced.


For each charge, Zarate is looking at a maximum sentence of 10 years, meaning he’s serve a total of 20 years if convicted of both.

Shockingly, when he stood trial in San Francisco, she jury wasn’t told of Zarate’s criminal past. In fact, the jury wasn’t even allowed to hear about his seven prior felony convictions or his five deportations, bringing many to question whether or not his acquittal was politically-motivated to keep sanctuary cities from catching a bad name.

In response to the fouled up verdict, House Republicans introduced a bill that would hold officials in sanctuary cities criminally responsible for harboring illegal aliens in their jurisdictions, as we previously reported.

Because of the utter foolishness of local officials being able to ignore federal law with impunity, Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita is introducing a bill that would hold the feet of sanctuary city officials to the fire. In fact, if his bill passes, said officials would face a million-dollar fine and up to five years in federal prison if they’re convicted of harboring illegal aliens.

Can we get a hell yeah?

From Fox News:

Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita’s bill is one of the most aggressive pieces of legislation to date aimed at sanctuary city policies, going beyond the Justice Department’s threat to cut off grants to those jurisdictions.

“Politicians don’t get to pick and choose what laws to comply with,” Rokita told Fox News. “Americans are dying because politicians sworn to uphold the law refuse to do so.”

His “Stopping Lawless Actions of Politicians (SLAP) Act” would hold state and local lawmakers criminally responsible for refusing to comply with federal immigration enforcement efforts. The Republican’s bill would subject violators to a $1 million fine and up to five years in prison if they are convicted.

Meanwhile, illegal immigration continues to ravage our communities and place American lives in danger.

According to reports, at least 13 Americans are killed daily by illegal aliens drinking and driving. For those keeping count, that’s nearly 5,000 preventable deaths in our country a year.

When it comes to drugs, some 43,000 illegals are convicted of drug-related offenses every year.

Shockingly, roughly 60 percent of all federal prosecutions in America are related to immigration-related crimes, as Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu knew all too well during his tenure.

“Pinal County has followed the trend of the majority of counties across the United States, so we have seen most of our major crime statistics drop during the past few years,” he previously stated. “The one area we have not seen drop — which has seen dramatic increases in fact — is crimes tied to illegal immigration.”

“Our high-speed vehicle pursuits have rapidly increased each year from 142 in 2007 to 340 such incidents in 2010,” Babeu continued. “Marijuana seizures have spiked from a low in 2008 of about 19,600 pounds to over 45,500 pounds in 2010.”

“My deputies are telling me more and more that they are apprehending guns and high tech communication equipment from cartel operatives,” he concluded.

Of course, Babeu’s comments were from a couple years back, but the point remains the same – illegal immigration has an overall negative effect on our country, regardless of what the left tries to tell us, so it’s long overdue for sanctuary city officials to be held accountable for allowing it to persist.

We have laws for a reason. If you’re not going to follow them, you should be held criminally liable, just like the rest of us.

Regardless, we should all be thankful that it looks like the Steinle family is finally going to get the justice they so deserve, even if it is a little late.

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