House Passes Kate's Law, Cracks Down on Illegal Immigration and Sanctuary Cities

File - In this Sept. 1, 2015 file photo, from left, Brad Steinle, Liz Sullivan and Jim Steinle, the brother, mother and father of Kate Steinle who was shot to death on a pier, listen to their attorneys speak during a news conference on the steps of City Hall in San Francisco. The parents of a woman killed on a San Francisco pier by a man in the country illegally is suing the city and two federal agencies that they say contributed to her death. Kate Steinle's parents filed the wrongful-death lawsuit Friday, May 27, 2016. It accuses the San Francisco Sheriff's Department of failing to notify federal immigration officials that it was releasing Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez from jail. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

The US House of Representatives has passed a bill which will crack down on illegal immigration and the Sanctuary Cities which protect them in the United States.  The bill creates harsher penalties for illegal aliens who are deported and try to regain entry into the United States.


Kate’s Law passed by a vote of 257-157 on largely partisan lines, with one Republican voting against the bill and 24 Democrats voting for it.
The law is named for Kate Steinle, a San Francisco woman who was killed by an illegal immigrant who had been deported multiple times but was living in that Sanctuary City. She died two years ago Saturday.

Another bill also passed which denies federal grants to Sanctuary Cities. That passed by 228-195, with seven Republicans voting against the legislation and three Democrats voting for it.

The laws will now go to the Senate.



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