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The House passes two bills cracking down on illegal immigration

June 29, 2017

  While most of the focus in the mainstream media has been on the Russia collusion/hacking scandal and Donald Trump’s stupid and distracting Tweet about Mika Brzezinski the House today quietly passed two bills cracking down on illegal immigration.

  One of the bills, the “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act,” cracks down on so-called sanctuary cities which refuse to help Federal law enforcement in carrying out Federal immigration laws. 

“No Sanctuary for Criminals Act,” would cut federal grants to states and “sanctuary cities” that refuse to cooperate with law enforcement carrying out immigration enforcement activities.

“The word ‘sanctuary’ calls to mind someplace safe, but too often for families and victims affected by illegal immigrant crime, sanctuary cities are anything but safe,” Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly asserted in the pre-vote press conference.

“It is beyond my comprehension why federal state and local officials … would actively discourage or outright prevent law enforcement agencies from upholding the laws of the United States,” he added.

The other bill, commonly known as “Kate’s Law” provides stricter penalties for people who have been deported but try to reenter the United State illegally:

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.”

  Liberals like to portray any action on illegal immigration as mean-spirited because it means breaking up families but I would ask them this: how is this any different than any other criminal with a family being found guilty of a crime and sentenced to jail time? Is that not also breaking up the family while the guilty party is in jail? (I have to admit this was not my original thought, I heard a caller on the radio ask these questions.)

  Now it is on to the Senate and I have to wonder how much support these measures will have–after all the establishment in both parties, whether they want to admit it or not, support illegal immigration albeit for different reasons. 

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. June 30, 2017 4:23 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 30, 2017 5:20 am

      Thank you.

      Like

      • June 30, 2017 6:43 am

        You’re welcome.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. June 30, 2017 6:16 am

    Reblogged this on Deplorables Seeking Justice-DSJ and commented:
    About time.

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 30, 2017 7:01 pm

      Thank you.

      Like

  3. petermac3 permalink
    June 30, 2017 11:50 am

    Anyone believing anything will change, I have a toll booth for sale on
    The NJ Turnpike. Incarceration of these officials, sharing a celll with their shove weilding illegal brethren is the only practical solution.

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 30, 2017 7:02 pm

      Of course we all know nothing is going to change…

      Like

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