House passes immigration bills stemming from Cal Poly grad Kate

House passes immigration bills stemming from Cal Poly grad Kate

House passes immigration bills stemming from Cal Poly grad Kate

In the final vote before Congress adjourns for the July 4 recess, House Republicans advanced the "No Sanctuary for Criminals Act" and "Kate's Law".

HR 3003 seeks to eliminate federal funds from the Department of Justice and National Security to sanctuary jurisdictions "that do not comply with federal arrest warrants", Univisión reported.

Like the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, the Davis-Oliver Act cracks down on unsafe sanctuary city jurisdictions by clarifying ICE detainer authority, withholding federal grant funding, and protecting compliant jurisdictions from the threat of lawsuits.

Both measures are sponsored by House Judiciary Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va.

Trump, who has made cracking down on illegal immigration the centerpiece of his policy agenda, heaped praise on the bills in the run-up to the vote. Goodnow also said that even if the law were passed, its fight would be "far from over".

"The House will also vote on 'Kate's Law, ' named for Kate Steinle, who was killed by an illegal immigrant who's been deported five times", the president said.

Kate's Law increases penalties simply for re-entering the country after being deported, and gives greater punishments to people who have committed violent crimes or nonviolent crimes.

Trump on Wednesday met with families of victims of crimes committed or allegedly committed by undocumented immigrants, highlighting their deaths as preventable.

The 2018 budget proposed by the White House calls for $1.6 billion for constructing the wall.

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"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.

The Fraternal Order of Police issued a letter Tuesday urging Congress to reject the sanctuary cities bill, saying it would punish local law enforcement agencies for carrying out the mandates of the local governments they work for.

Jurisdictions found in violation of the "No Sanctuary Act" would lose a number of Justice Department policing grants, including the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice assistance grants that have provided millions of dollars to the state and CT cities like Hartford and New Haven.

He's ratcheting up the heat on the Obama-appointed holdovers in lower courts and their local political allies who stymie his efforts to stanch the flow of illegals across USA borders and to deport those who come here and commit serious crimes.

Critics of the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act argue it makes law enforcement officials' jobs more hard since illegal immigrants may be disincentivized to report crimes due to fears of deportation.

Several California cities and counties refuse to honor requests from immigration authorities to detain prisoners so they can be picked up for deportation after they have served their sentences.

Past year on the campaign trail Trump stated, "On my first day in office, I am also going to ask Congress to pass "Kate's Law" - named for Kate Steinle - to ensure that criminal aliens convicted of illegal re-entry face strong mandatory minimum sentences". As such, they proposed legislation to impose harsher sentences on undocumented immigrants who have already been convicted of crimes. Jackie Speier and Eric Swalwell, joined Republicans in voting for the bill. "It is time for these tragedies to end", said the president. "Or is the goal of our government to protect felons who have entered our country illegally, broken our laws and threatened our people?"

The bills still need to be approved by the Senate, where many analysts believe both will be defeated.

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