A man walks past candles, flowers, and a photo of Kate Steinle at a memorial site on Pier 14 Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in San Francisco. In this fiercely liberal city, city leaders remained attached to San Francisco's sanctuary city status despite a not guilty verdict in a killing that sparked feverish immigration debates because the man who fired the gun was in the country illegally after being deported five times. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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An Immigrant, a Found Gun, an Accidental Shooting: Who or What is to Blame?

The Zarate case provides a tragic and glaring example of a common public safety lapse that, in this instance, happened to involve the participation of an immigrant. But the underlying problem would be just as serious in the complete absence of immigrants from the U.S.