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In the wake of the not guilty verdict in the Kate Steinle murder trial, Antonio Sabato Jr. blasted sanctuary city policies.

Steinle was shot and killed in San Francisco in 2015 by an illegal immigrant who had been deported from the U.S. multiple times. He was released from a San Francisco jail just months before the shooting, despite a request from federal immigration authorities that he be held for deportation.

Sabato, who's running for Congress in California, said liberals are "destroying the state" with these types of policies and they must be stopped.

"We shouldn't have any sanctuary cities or sanctuary neighborhoods or sanctuary states whatsoever," Sabato said.

He pointed out that one million immigrants come to the U.S. legally every year, just as his family did.

"We shouldn't change that. We should change the fact that these sanctuary cities do not work," Sabato said. "And I urge the feds to step up and do something about it, because my county is never going to be sanctuary in any shape or form. Over my dead body. It's never going to happen."

He added that he strongly supports a bill introduced by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) that would imprison and fine local officials who obstruct federal immigration enforcement.

"It's going to take some time and a lot of effort, but we can fight this, because the American people are fed up," Sabato said.

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