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#KatesWall explodes on Twitter

Ronald Vitiello, U.S. Customs and Border Protection's acting deputy commissioner, tours the construction site where several prototypes of a border wall were constructed on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in San Diego. (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool)

The acquittal of an illegal immigrant charged with murdering Kate Steinle in San Francisco two years ago has led to cries on social media for a border wall and now.

The handle #KatesWall has exploded on Twitter and comes after President Trump and several of his top aides have demanded Congress to react by funding a border wall. It is also popular on Facebook.

What’s more, it has led to anti-immigration advocates to push for funding of the wall and defunding of sanctuary cities like San Francisco in the upcoming spending bill.

Democrats have vowed to fight the added money and are willing to shutdown the government over that and their demand that for a solution to the Obama-era amnesty program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was facing second degree murder charges for killing 32-year-old Steinle on July 1, 2015, at Pier 14 in San Francisco. He had been deported five times.

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com