House cracks down on illegal immigrant crime with two BIG votes

by Antonio Miles July 1, 2017, 0:33
House cracks down on illegal immigrant crime with two BIG votes

Kate's Law is so named for Kate Steinle, a 32-year-old woman who was allegedly shot and killed by a Mexican national in San Francisco, a sanctuary city, almost two years ago. Steinle's killer had been deported from the United States multiple times and repeatedly returned. Together these bills ensure that taxpayers dollars are not being used to subsidize "sanctuary cities", and increase prison sentences for immigrants convicted of illegally re-entering the US following deportation.

The "No Sanctuary" bill authorizes the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security to withhold grants from cities and states that refuse to comply with federal immigration law or honor immigration detention requests.

One of the bills, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, passed the House 228-195 with support from three Democrats and opposition from seven Republicans.

After President Trump met Wednesday with relatives of victims of acts committed by undocumented immigrants, the House Judiciary Committee gave the go-ahead to begin voting on both proposals today, "ensuring they had the 18 necessary votes in the plenary". The No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, on the other hand, would force state and local law enforcement agencies to violate the Fourth Amendment by requiring them to imprison people without due process at the request of federal immigration agents.

While the bills were widely expected to pass the Republican-controlled House, they are a welcome win for a White House that has seen little recent legislative success.

"I knew Kate Steinle growing up and remain in touch with her family, who live in my congressional district", the Dublin Democrat said.

During his floor remarks, Barletta discussed meeting the family of Derek Kichline, a 29-year-old father of three young children who in 2006 was murdered while working on his truck in Hazleton by an illegal immigrant who had been released by law enforcement a number of times, including by the sanctuary city of NY. As Americans, we welcome those hard-working individuals who wish to come to our country legally, but criminals who come here illegally - especially those convicted of felonies - have no place in our society.

The president and other anti-immigrant hardliners have frequently pointed to the tragic case of Kate Steinle as evidence of a broader epidemic of violence committed by the undocumented.

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A spokesman said later that Kelly "will continue to push back against any attempt - pressure, threat or otherwise - to ignore the enforcement of immigration law".

"This bill perpetuates the ugly myth that immigrants are more unsafe and more likely to commit crimes than native Americans", Rep.

Many local officials, including those in law enforcement, argue that "sanctuary" policies are about public safety: They encourage community trust in police and allow them to save resources and funds for going after non-immigration crimes.

Foreign nationals are arrested during a February 7 targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

But it is unlikely the bills will pass the Senate.

Steinle was walking with her father on Pier 14 next to the San Francisco Ferry Building when she was shot on July 1, 2015. All levels of government should be responsible to follow and enforce the laws of our nation.

"People weren't with me when I found dead aliens on a trail that were abandoned by smugglers", Homan said in response to a reporter questioning the grounds for the new measures, according to the Washington Times.

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