Whelp, there ya go. The House of Representatives just passed a series of bills that cracks down on illegal aliens at all levels. This is a massive slap in the face for those backing sanctuary cities and defunds those that continue to defy federal law.
It is onto the Senate, where a bunch of Democrats in red states will have to decide whether they value their party base or reelection more.
Hopefully they side with some reason and pass these laws so it makes it harder for people to harbor illegal aliens, preventing another family from suffering a fate similar to Kate’s.
President Trump hailed the passage through the House on Twitter today:
Good news, House just passed #KatesLaw. Hopefully Senate will follow.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2017
House Republicans took action Thursday to crack down on illegal immigrants and the cities that shelter them.
One bill passed by the House would deny federal grants to sanctuary cities and another, Kate’s Law, would increase the penalties for deported aliens who try to return to the United States.
Kate’s Law, which would increase the penalties for deported aliens who try to return to the United States and caught, passed with a vote of 257 to 157, with one Republican voting no and 24 Democrats voting yes.
Kate’s Law is named for Kate Steinle, a San Francisco woman killed by an illegal immigrant who was in the U.S. despite multiple deportations. The two-year anniversary of her death is on Saturday.
President Trump called the bill’s passage “good news” in a tweet, adding “House just passed #KatesLaw. Hopefully Senate will follow.”
“He should not have been here, and she should not have died,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday, in a final push for Kate’s Law, an earlier version of which was blocked in the Senate last year.