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House Passes Twin Immigration Bills: “Kate’s Law” and “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act”. Both Will Proceed to Senate

Posted Jun 30, 2017

The House of Representatives has passed a pair of immigration bills intended to crack down on unlawful immigration. The first, called the “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act” would cut funding to states and “sanctuary cities” that refuse to cooperate with law enforcement activities related to undocumented immigrants. For further reading on this bill, see this article in the Washington Post .

Here is a full map of United States’ sanctuary cities.

“Kate’s Law”, the second of the two bills, passed with the House vote of 257 to 167, including the addition of 24 Democrats to vote for the measure. Included among that number is Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) who grew up with Kathryn Steinle, whose fatal shooting by a multiple deportee triggered the bill. Kate’s Law increases the penalties for convicted criminals who have been deported to return illegally. See  the L.A. Times discussion.