After a woman named Kate Steinel was killed by a man who entered the country illegally, House Republicans knew they needed to change the law. Under former President Obama, who was very lenient on illegal immigrants, it was easy for deported people to sneak back across the border. But with this new bill, the government will crack down on deported illegal immigrant criminals who try to re-enter the United States. If this law passes, fewer people will become victims like Kate did.
Kate’s Law will impose harsh sentences on deported illegals who try to come back into the United States. Because they were kicked out for their crimes, America.
During the Presidential campaign, President Donald Trump spoke about his desire to be tougher on illegal immigrants. And finally, the House of Representatives took action to put Trump’s vision into reality.
They have pushed two bills that will help America play hardball against illegal immigrants.
The first bill also known as Kate’s Law will enforce harsher prison sentences on deported illegal immigrants who re-enter the United States.
You may remember when 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle was shot and killed in San Francisco back in 2015. Gunman Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez was in America illegally and managed to get his hands on a gun.
Lopez-Sanchez denied his involvement in the killing. He pleaded not guilty. Months before he allegedly murdered Steinle, he was released by the San Francisco sheriff’s office despite ICE’s command to keep him behind bars.
The second Republican bill would prevent states and localities from denying ICE. If states or cities fail to cooperate with immigration officials, they will no longer receive certain Justice Department and Homeland Security Grants – many of which help pay for law enforcement and anti-terrorism efforts.
This second law directly fights back against certain liberal locations that proclaim to be “Sanctuaries” for illegal immigrants.
Trump rallied against illegal immigration during his campaign. Now he stands behind his campaign promises and supports these two House bills. Now he begs the Senate to pass them to and “save American lives.”
This week, President Trump met with more than a dozen families of victims who were killed by people in the country illegally. There is a real threat here.
“Opposing these bills, and allowing dangerous criminals back into our communities, our schools and the neighborhoods where our children play, puts all of us at risk,” Trump said.
On Thursday, Trump tweeted about the House bills saying they’re “good news” and that he is proud of the House for passing them. He added, “Hopefully Senate will follow.”
Now that the bills passed the House, they go to the Senate for a vote.
Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said the bills will help “avoid the kind of tragic circumstances that have totally involved the lives of the people who were at the White House… speaking up for their loved ones.”
The second law attacks the liberal sanctuary mentality and follows “a simple principle that if you’re going to receive taxpayer dollars from the federal government to keep people safe, that you’ve got to follow the law and keep them safe,” Goodlatte added.
Do you agree America needs to be tougher on illegal immigrants?