Marchant Votes to Pass Kate’s Law, Crackdown on Sanctuary Cities and Uphold Rule of Law

“…I voted to protect the public safety of our local communities and the lives of American citizens.”

Washington – Following the passage of both H.R. 3003 the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act and H.R. 3004 Kate’s Law, Congressman Kenny Marchant (TX-24) released this statement:

“For too long so-called sanctuary cities chose to harbor known criminals in our country illegally, jeopardizing American lives in the process,” Marchant said. “These bills strengthen law enforcement’s ability to protect our neighbors and our loved ones from local statutes that make Americans less safe. By supporting Kate’s Law and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, I voted to protect the public safety of our local communities and the lives of American citizens.”

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Kate’s Law, HR 3004, (passed 257-167): is named after Kate Steinle, who was murdered in San Francisco by an unlawful immigrant who had previously been deported five times and was convicted of multiple felonies. The bill provides that a criminal alien, previously convicted of any three misdemeanors or any felony would, upon conviction for illegal reentry, be subject to a maximum sentence of 10 years.

No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, HR 3003, (passed 228-195): strengthens existing law to combat sanctuary policies that shield unlawful and criminal immigrants from federal immigration enforcement.