U.S. Dems and RINOs Shoot Down Kate’s Law


John R. Houk

© October 21, 2015

Senate Democrats and two idiot Republicans prevented the Kate’s Law legislation (HR 3011) from getting to the sixty votes needed to enforce defunding of cities, counties and other locations that refuse to enforce Federal law on criminal illegal aliens.

MAP: 340 sanctuary cities, counties and states

Here is the text of HR 3011 shot down by Democrats committed to illegal aliens even if they are committing crimes beyond illegal immigration:

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3011

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase the penalties applicable to aliens who unlawfully reenter the United States after being removed.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 9, 2015

Mr. Salmon (for himself, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Zinke, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Bridenstine, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Clawson of Florida, Mr. Zeldin, Mr. Gosar, Mr. McClintock, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. Marino, Mr. Ross, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Jody B. Hice of Georgia, Mr. Brat, Mr. Marchant, Mr. Blum, Mr. Brooks of Alabama, Mr. Babin, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Jones, and Mr. Yoho) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase the penalties applicable to aliens who unlawfully reenter the United States after being removed.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the “Establishing Mandatory Minimums for Illegal Reentry Act of 2015” or as “Kate’s Law”.

SEC. 2. INCREASED PENALTIES FOR REENTRY OF REMOVED ALIENS.

Section 276 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1326) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a), in the matter following paragraph (2) by striking “fined under title 18, United States Code, or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both” and inserting “imprisoned not less than 5 years and not more than 6 years”; and

(2) in subsection (b)—

(A) in paragraph (1), by striking “fined under title 18, United States Code, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both” and inserting “imprisoned not less than 5 and not more than 10 years, and may, in addition, be fined under title 18, United States Code”;

(B) in paragraph (2), by striking “fined under such title, imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both” and inserting “imprisoned not less than 5 and not more than 20 years and may, in addition, be fined under such title”; and

(C) in paragraph (4), by striking “fined under title 18, United States Code, imprisoned for not more than 10 years, or both” and inserting “imprisoned for not less than 5 and not more than 10 years and may, in addition, be fined under such title”. (H.R.3011 – Kate’s Law; Primary Sponsors – Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ); List of co-sponsors found HERE; Congress.gov; introduced 7/9/15)

This Senate vote should have been 100 for and zero against Kate’s Law. So YOU have to ask, “What in the devil is the reason ANY legislator would not support a law that protects AMERICAN CITIZENS from foreigners who illegally sneaked into the USA who commit crimes that if an American committed would be thrown in the slammer?

In the November 2016 election, why in the world would any registered AMERICAN voter vote for a Democrat that believes supporting the freedom of foreign criminals is more important than the safety and quality of life of an AMERICAN citizen or a LEGAL immigrant that entered our nation the correct way?

JRH 10/21/15

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See How Your Senators Voted on Sanctuary Cities

 

By Kelsey Harkness

October 20, 2015

The Daily Signal

Senate Democrats blocked legislation that would punish “sanctuary cities” in a 54-45 vote Monday afternoon.

The bill, called the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act, needed to overcome a 60-vote threshold. It would withhold certain federal funding from states or cities that refuse to comply with requests from federal immigration officials to turn over immigrants who are in the country illegally.

Kate’s Law Senate Yeas and Nays

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., introduced the legislation, which includes a provision known as Kate’s Law, named after 32-year-old Kate Steinle, who was fatally shot in San Francisco on July 1. The bill would impose a mandatory minimum jail sentence of five years for illegal immigrants who are convicted of re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony or have three strikes for trying to enter the country illegally.

VIDEO: Vitter Urges Colleagues to Support Today’s Sanctuary Cities Vote

 

Published by Senator David Vitter

Published on Oct 20, 2015

Today, U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) spoke on the Senate floor urging his colleagues to support his legislation, the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act, which would withhold certain federal funding from sanctuary states or cities that fail to comply with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued detainer requests for illegal aliens. The bill would redirect these funds to states and localities that follow the law.

Vitter has been pushing to defund sanctuary cities since 2007, when he served as chairman of the Border Security Caucus.

Sanctuary policies vary from state to state, but they generally prevent local authorities from cooperating with federal immigration officers, allowing those localities to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation. There are currently 340 sanctuary cities in the United States, according to the Center for Immigration Studies.

The issue of sanctuary cities gained national attention when Steinle was killed this summer by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an illegal immigrant who had seven prior felony convictions in the U.S. and had been deported to Mexico five separate times. He was released from a San Francisco jail in April under a city law barring the jail’s deputies from informing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement of his release, despite the agency’s previous notification request.

Opponents of the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act question the taxpayer cost of implementing mandatory minimums at a time when Congress is working to reform the criminal justice system. Some, including Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., even mocked the legislation, calling it the “Donald Trump Act.”

“This Donald Trump Act was designed to demonize immigrants and spread the myth that they are criminals and threats to the public,” Reid said on Monday.

During his bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, Trump highlighted Steinle’s death as an example of why the country needs stricter immigration policies.

In July, the White House issued a veto threat on similar legislation that passed in the House, saying the measure “undermines current administration efforts to remove the most dangerous convicted criminals.”

Earlier this month, the Center for Immigration Studies, an organization that supports reduced immigration, identified the 340 cities, counties, and states that are considered sanctuary locations.

[Blog Editor: The Daily Signal inserted the CIS map on sanctuary locations at this point that I used above.]

A government report commissioned for Congress by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement found that sanctuary cities released more than 9,000 illegal immigrants whom federal authorities were seeking to deport between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, 2014. As of last year, 69 percent of those were still at large in the United States.

Of those still at large, 1,377 had another criminal arrest that resulted in the detainer. Of the 6,460 criminal aliens who were still at large during the time period studied, 3,802 (58 percent) had prior felonies or violent misdemeanors.

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U.S. Dems and RINOs Shoot Down Kate’s Law

John R. Houk

© October 21, 2015

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See How Your Senators Voted on Sanctuary Cities

Kelsey Harkness is a news producer at The Daily Signal.Send an email to Kelsey.

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