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(SAN FRANCISCO) — The family of Kate Steinle is expected to file a multi-faceted lawsuit Tuesday against those they blame for Steinle’s July death.

Police said the man who shot and killed Steinle was in the country illegally at the time. Francisco Lopez Sanchez had been convicted in the U.S. and deported multiple times, only to return to the U.S. Steinle’s family is expected to file the suit against the sheriff of San Francisco for releasing Lopez Sanchez from jail prior to the shooting.

The suit is also expected to name Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Bureau of Land Management.

“We don’t need them here, not violent felons,” Liz Sullivan, Steinle’s mother, told ABC News.

“It’s almost too late for us,” she added. “That ship has sailed. We want it for future people. We want it for future possible victims. We’ve got to put an end to it.”

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