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Immigration Policies: Charges and Gun Possession

immigration policies: The charges are similar to a conviction that the jury did return being a felon in possession of a gun leading to a three-year jail sentence, according to Metro News. Garcia Zarate's attorneys, J. Tony Serra and Maria Belyi, argue that the federal charges are politically motivated and are asking for the case to be thrown out. Federal prosecutors charged Jose Ines Garcia Zarate with two counts of illegal gun possession in November after jurors in California court found him not guilty of killing Kate Steinle in 2015. Short of dismissal, they say the two federal charges should be combined into one. President Donald Trump and others in his administration have repeatedly pointed to Steinle's death as a reason for toughening the country's immigration policies. Garcia Zarate acknowledged holding the gun that killed Steinle but said it fired accidentally when he found it wrapped in a T-shirt under a bench on a popular San Francisco pier, where she was walking with her father. ( As reported in the news.