House Immigration Votes Build on Trump Campaign Promises

01 July, 2017, 00:32 | Author: Brian Mcdaniel
  • House passes 'Kate's Law' and bill targeting sanctuary cities

President Donald Trump called on the Congress Wednesday to ensure passage of the two immigration bills - Kate's Law and No Sanctuary for Criminals Act - slated for a vote in the House on Thursday.

The bill is named after 32-year old Kathryn Steinle, who was shot and killed in California in 2015 by a man who was in the US illegally. Kate's Law, which increases penalties for people who reenter the USA after being deported or convicted of a crime, passed 257 to 167, with 24 Democrats joining almost all Republicans in voting yes.

Two laws that crack down on illegal immigration passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday and gathered criticism from opponents who claim they are a threat to civil liberties.

The "No Sanctuary for Criminals Act" would deny federal grant money to cities that limit who they turn over to immigration enforcement officials or hold in their jails for them.

House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) introduced both bills.

"[Congressman Bob Goodlatte] has worked with law enforcement to write a series of critical immigration bills that will close the unsafe loopholes exploited by criminals, gang members, drug dealers, killers, terrorists", Trump stated.

"You lost the people that you love because our government refused to enforce our nation's immigration laws", Trump said to the families gathered at the White House.

"Opposing these bills, and allowing risky criminals back into our communities, our schools, and the neighborhoods where our children play, puts all of us at risk", stated Trump. If the measures pass the upper chamber, sanctuary cities - which don't require law enforcement officers to cooperate with immigration authorities - would lose access to taxpayer-funded federal grants if they don't comply with the law.

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"We're calling on all members of Congress to honor grieving American families by passing these lifesaving measures in the House, in the Senate and then sending them to my desk for a very rapid signature".

"My colleagues say this bill is about protecting us from criminals, but don't be fooled about the ultimate effect of this bill", Conyers said on the House floor. He was a Mexican citizen who had multiple felony convictions and had entered the country illegally.

In July 2015, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, right, is lead into the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left, and Assistant District Attorney Diana Garciaor, center, for his arraignment at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco.

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said he would oppose this effort as well.

In April, a USA judge blocked an executive order by President Donald Trump to deny billions of dollars to so-called sanctuary cities as punishment for harboring illegal immigrants. Both bills now shift to the Senate.

"Kate's Law is pretty narrow, but the No Sanctuary bill really moves the ball forward - it's not a touchdown, like the Davis-Oliver Act would be, but it's a solid first down", Krikorian wrote in an email to TheDC. "By shielding criminal illegal immigrants from federal authorities, sanctuary cities are disobeying the law", he said.

Both bills are expected to pass Thursday afternoon on largely party-line votes.

He said that Steinle needlessly died, and that sanctuary policies send a message that immigration laws can be ignored. A mother of a victim told the New York Times she was so overwhelmed by the President's statements on immigrations she cried.

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