Father of slain Bay Area woman urges immigration changes

Jul 21, 2015 11:38 AM by News Staff

WASHINGTON (AP) - The father of a California woman shot and killed while walking along a San Francisco pier wants Congress to reform laws that allowed her alleged killer to remain in the United States despite being deported several times.

Jim Steinle says he and his family support legislation that would close some legal loopholes that currently allow local authorities to decide if they will cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

Steinle's daughter, Kathryn Steinle, was killed earlier this month as she and Jim Steinle walked along a San Francisco pier. The man who allegedly shot her, Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez, has several felony convictions and had been deported five times before the shooting.

He was last released by San Francisco authorities.

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