BILL O'REILLY, O'REILLY FACTOR: Last Wednesday Kate was walking with her father in San Francisco when she was shot dead on the street for absolutely no reason at all.
Police say 45-year-old Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an illegal alien from Mexico, murdered Kate.
Apparently Sanchez has seven felony convictions and had been deported five times.
Yet he was still walking around the streets of San Francisco.
That's because Mayor Ed Lee and the eleven members of the San Francisco City Supervisors refuse to cooperate with the federal government on criminal aliens.
The feds asked the city of San Francisco to keep Sanchez in custody; the city refused. Ms. Steinle paid for that irresponsible and unconstitutional decision with her life.
San Francisco is a sanctuary city, and violent crimes committed by criminal aliens have happened before.
City authorities refuse to say how many because they know this is a huge scandal -- a black mark on the history of San Francisco, the most tolerant of cities.
The family of Kate Steinle is asking for calm, not vengeance.
But Talking Points is not as charitable.
In 1996 President Bill Clinton signed the Illegal Immigration Reform and Responsibility Act, which stipulated that local and state authorities were to cooperate with the feds in apprehending illegal aliens, especially criminals.
In 2007 then Mayor Gavin Newsom issues an Executive Order stating that as a Sanctuary City, San Francisco would not cooperate with federal authorities on illegal immigration matters and would protect even criminal aliens.
The feds did nothing.
In 2010 the Obama administration openly said it would not punish cities that refuse to obey the 1996 law.
So here's the deal.
The mayor and city supervisors of San Francisco are directly responsible for the death of Kate Steinle and the Obama administration is complicit.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch could order FBI agents to arrest Mayor Lee and the supervisors for violating federal law. She is within her authority to do that.
I know that will never happen because racial politics drives the law these days, which is why Trump caught so much hell.
The Constitution demands that the federal government protect Americans from foreign intruders.
Obviously, that responsibility is not being met. And if you point that out as Trump did, you are a racist, a piñata for the open-border crowd to bash.
The fact that a felon could be deported five times and still be walking around the USA should shame Congress.
Where is a law that says if you are deported one time and come back you serve five years in prison. Where is that law?
Congress should pass it, and if President Obama doesn't sign it, everything will then be on the table.
That legislation should be called the Kate Steinle law, much like Jessica's Law.
So who will sponsor the new law? Please let me know. We are looking for some legislators of courage. Are you out there?
Talking Points is disgusted with the cowardice of our elected officials, from the crazy left San Francisco people to the president to the Congress.
Most of them are rich folks who could not care less about the violence and chaos out of control criminal activity south of the border is creating here.
If Mexico does not crack down hard on border intrusions and drug trafficking, we should punish them economically. Period.
This entire disaster has been going on for far too long.
The excuse that America is at fault because we use drugs and do not secure the border on our side is valid.
We are at fault.
But that does not excuse Mexico's rampant corruption and abuse of its own people.
Drug and people smuggling injure millions and cost lives. It's the dirtiest of crimes.
Finally, the poor people sneaking in here to paint your house are not the problem.
The cowardly politicians who will not uphold the law and the Constitution of the United States are the problem.
That's what Donald Trump should have said.
And that's the memo.