Republicans on Capitol Hill are doing their best to get things done now that they have the majority in both houses and have a cooperative President. While there’s been some decent over certain issues, the topic of criminal illegals is one that most conservatives agree on, and their Representatives are obviously paying attention.
The catch and release program that the Obama administration condoned has lead to a crime wave brought on by the influx of criminals from Mexico. There have been many fatalities because of our imported problems, and at least one law is now slated to do something about it.
Via Fox News:
House Republicans took action Thursday to crack down on illegal immigrants and the cities that shelter them.
One bill passed by the House would deny federal grants to sanctuary cities and another, Kate’s Law, would increase the penalties for deported aliens who try to return to the United States.
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.
“He should not have been here, and she should not have died,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday, in a final push for Kate’s Law, an earlier version of which was blocked in the Senate last year.
While the bill still has another hurdle to pass, some are saying that it should be shot down. Fox New’s Tucker Carlson spoke with one of the bill’s opponents who argues that the law wouldn’t have actually helped its namesake, and therefore shouldn’t be considered for implementation.
The argument against Kate’s Law is that since this law wouldn’t have prevented that murder, we shouldn’t put these restrictions on immigrants. Yeah, that makes sense. This guest is actually trying to make the point that the killer was prosecuted for the wrong thing, and that’s what got the girl killed. I suppose by his standards we really shouldn’t have picked up Al Capone on tax evasion since we couldn’t get him on murder.
There’s nothing in this world that we can do to bring back a person who has passed on; the only thing we can attempt is to honor that person by trying to keep others from meeting the same end. Maybe this isn’t a perfect solution, but it would block illegals from running free, which is how this poor girl met her demise. I’m not sure what part of that could be objectionable to anyone.
(Source: Fox News)