House Passes #KatesLaw And No Sanctuary For Criminals Act, Senate Is Next [VIDEO]

House Passes #KatesLaw And No Sanctuary For Criminals Act, Senate Is Next [VIDEO]

House Passes #KatesLaw And No Sanctuary For Criminals Act, Senate Is Next [VIDEO]

Illegal immigration has been one of the tenets of President Trump’s since the beginning of his campaign. He has specifically noted the issues with immigration pertaining to the dangers from overseas and the issues with illegal immigrants committing crimes over and over again to the detriment of our country, our economy, and American lives.

Yesterday the House passed Kate’s Law and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act by votes of 257-167 and 228-195 respectively.

Kate’s Law would impose harsher prison sentences on those who re-enter the United States illegally and commit a crime.

It is named after Kate Steinle, a 32 year old who was shot in the back two years ago by an illegal immigrant.

Her killer, authorities say, was Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a Mexican national with seven felony convictions and who had been deported five times but had returned to the United States.

Around the time of Steinle’s killing, Lopez-Sanchez had just finished a nearly four-year federal prison sentence for illegally reentering the country. He was turned over to San Francisco law enforcement officials because of an outstanding warrant for a marijuana-related charge that was immediately dismissed. Local authorities later released him, despite a request from federal immigration officials to keep him in custody because of his undocumented status, according to a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by Steinle’s family. [Emphasis Added]

Kate’s father testified in front of Congress just a few weeks after she was killed. 

Meanwhile the second bill would allow victims of crimes perpetrated by illegals to sue the cities and would bar federal grants from sanctuary cities.

Needless to say, those in favor of sanctuary cities and protection of illegal immigrants even if they murder someone are not thrilled with yesterday’s vote.

Incite FEAR in the immigrant communities? Wowzer. Talk about scary rhetoric. Let’s put this another way, the enforcement of current laws plus these two new ones – that still have to make it through the Senate, should incite fear among those here ILLEGALLY who commit crimes of any kind.

While this legislation has been wending its way through committees, sanctuary cities have thrown their doors wide open to those here illegally. Even to the point of hindering ICE and dumbing down local and state laws in order to protect illegal criminals.

The City of Denver is a prime example. Last month they changed their maximum sentencing guidelines. The FEDERAL law requires that a sentence for any crime committed by an illegal that is 365 days or MORE is grounds for deportation. 

Denver, as a sanctuary city, didn’t like that. So the city council created new sentencing categories and changed the requirements of Class 1 and Class 2 offenses. Class 1 offenses, which carry a $999 fine or a maximum of one year in jail, include assault, bias and hate crimes, assault against a law enforcement officer, assault with strangulation, and a habitual domestic violence offender.

In other words, if an illegal is habitually abusing his spouse or girlfriend he can be arrested three times before a potential conviction. And because Denver CHANGED the guidelines, that abuser will not be deported but will get to walk out of jail after 364 days or less OR just pay a $1000 fine and start the abuse cycle all over again. The ramifications of what those changes would do to ANY victim of domestic violence is horrifying to contemplate.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock thinks this is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Hancock says the changes are necessary to ensure that city offenses can’t be used as a “deportation tool” against immigrants legally present in the U.S., reports the Washington Post.

Here’s the thing, those immigrants who are here legally? If they DON’T commit a crime then they have NOTHING to worry about! If they do commit a crime – all bets should be off. Meanwhile those who are here illegally and commit a crime? Why should they deserve to stay?

One sanctuary city has totally revised their law structure in order to protect illegals from the consequences of the crimes they commit.

The ball is in the Senate’s court. Will they put Americans and the law first or will they bow down to political correctness and provide sanctuary to those here illegally?

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  • GWB says:

    Incite FEAR in the immigrant communities?

    I *want* illegal aliens to be in fear of being rounded up and deported. Criminals *should* be in fear of being caught and punished. That’s part of why law exists.

    If it incites fear in the broader “immigrant community”* when we look for illegal aliens, why would that be? Why would immigrants fear law enforcement looking for lawbreakers?

    (* I don’t think it does incite fear in that “broader ‘immigrant community'”. I think they are dishonestly using that phrase when they really mean “just the illegal aliens”. Because they hate America.)

    • Nina says:

      I don’t think these policies incite “fear” in the legal immigrant community either. Although the politicians would like to think so.

      IMO, I think those here legally and follow the laws of the land are sick and tired of being used as props for a false narrative that causes more problems than it solves.

  • GWB says:

    Hancock says the changes are necessary to ensure that city offenses can’t be used as a “deportation tool” against immigrants legally present in the U.S., reports the Washington Post.

    So, I presume he is also against roadside automobile searches and asset forfeiture and convicting Al Capone for tax evasion?
    (OK, “roadside automobile searches” is shorthand for “pulling someone over, then the officer asking if he can lean into the car to chat with you so you basically give consent to a search”. Because now he can claim to have smelled or seen something and can hold you for the dogs to come. It’s a thing.)

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