Two major immigration enforcement bills are expected to go before the U.S. House this week for a vote – including “Kate’s Law” and a sanctuary city de-funding bill. Passage of these important bills will help deliver on campaign promises made by President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress made during the last election cycle.
The “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act,” (H.R. 3003) by Republican Representatives Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Steve King (R-Iowa), and Andy Biggs (R-AZ) takes aim at sanctuary policies that endanger communities in America. The bill denies federal law enforcement grants to “sanctuary” jurisdictions that do not allow their law enforcement personnel to communicate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials. It also shields those jurisdictions that comply with federal immigration detainers from being sued. Victims of crime committed by criminal aliens would be able to sue these entities for the harm caused them by these illegal policies. The law also clarifies the authority for ICE to issue detainers by setting out probable cause standards.
“For years, the lack of immigration enforcement and the spread of dangerous sanctuary policies have failed the American people and cost too many lives,” Goodlatte said in written statement obtained by Breitbart Texas. “The deaths of innocent Americans, such as Kate Steinle, Sarah Root, Grant Ronnebeck, and too many others, are tragic. Their deaths are especially devastating since they could have been prevented if our immigration laws had been enforced. ... Read the full story by Bob Price.