Kate Steinle's Family Files Suit Against San Francisco, Federal Officials

The parents of the woman gunned down by an undocumented immigrant cite immigration laws that they say were not enforced. The shooter had been deported five times before the deadly incident.
1:51 | 09/01/15

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We have new developments in the case of that young woman shot and killed in San Francisco earlier this summer by an illegal immigrant. The man was deported five times already and Kate Steinle's parents are filing a suit against the sheriff and federal officials. Pierre Thomas has the latest from Washington. Reporter: Good morning. A still grieving family is planning to file suit claiming that the government failed on every level from the city to the federal and that a young woman is dead because of it. It's just a roller coaster of emotions. Reporter: If an exclusive interview with ABC affiliate KGO overnight the family of Kate Steinle says they're seeking justice as they struggle to cope with their pain. Steinle was killed on July 1st as she walked with her family on a San Francisco pier by Francisco Sanchez, a Mexican immigrant previously deported from the U.S. Five times after he had been released by city officials. Among those expected to be nailed in the upcoming lawsuit, U.S. Bureau of land management, the gun used by Sanchez stolen by the car of one of that agency's investigators. Also expected to be named in the suit, U.S. Immigration and customs enforcement. As well as San Francisco's sheriff who released Sanchez from his jail in April despite a request from immigration officials he be turned over. Steinle's family blames those who allowed Sanchez to walk free in the first place. We don't need them here, not violent felons. Reporter: Her father testified on capitol hill in July calling for stronger immigration laws. The U.S. Has suffered a self-inflicted wound in the murder of her daughter by the hand of a person that should have never been on the streets of this country. Reporter: The family hoping to honor their daughter by protecting others. The family says everyone is to blame and it's clear they will not tolerate government officials pointing the finger at each other. They blame them all.

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