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Federal officials filed a new set of immigration and gun charges Friday against Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the illegal immigrant found not guilty last week in the murder of Kate Steinle.
“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 illegal alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition,” according to a statement released by the Ministry of Justice.
If convicted of either charge, he could face a maximum of ten years in prison.
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Zarate was acquitted of the first-and second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter on Thursday. He was also found not guilty by the attack with a semi-automatic weapon. However, he was found guilty of possession of a firearm by a felon.
Steinle walked in with her father and a friend of the family on a pier in San Francisco in July 2015 when she was fatally shot, collapsing in her father’s arms.
The illegal immigrant was released from a San Francisco prison approximately three months before the shooting, despite a request from the federal immigration authorities to hold him for deportation. The case sparked a national debate about illegal immigration and sanctuary cities.
San Francisco is a sanctuary city, with local law enforcement officials to be barred from cooperation with federal immigration authorities. President Trump has threatened to withhold federal funding from cities with similar immigration policy, but a federal judge in California permanently blocked his executive order.
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The new cost of following a move Friday by the Justice Department, which unsealed an amended warrant of arrest for Zarate, who recorded offences in connection with the charges of a felon in possession of a firearm, involuntary manslaughter, and assault with a deadly weapon, that was filed after the defendant’s first arrest, according to the order.
After Zarate’s acquittal, the U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement also announced last week that they plan to take Zarate in custody and remove him from the US. after the case was all about.
ICE Deputy Director Tom Homan added, “San Francisco’s policy to refuse to honor ICE detainers, a clear threat to public safety and undermines the rule of law. This tragedy could have been prevented if San Francisco had the stranger on the ICE, as we requested, instead of releasing him back on the streets.”
Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.