US Congress Pushes Kate Law Against Undocumented Immigrants
Jan 10, 2017 03:13 PM EST
U.S. Congress has reintroduced a legislation which targets undocumented immigrants who illegally come back to the U.S. after being deported. This legislation is also known as "Kate's Law."
This law could impose a minimum five-year prison term on those people who break the law and come back illegally to U.S.
This law is named after Kate Steinle, who was killed in July 2015 in San Francisco by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, who had re-entered the country after being deported.
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced the bill last week.
Steve King blames the Obama administration
King declared that parents should never experience the heartbreak of burying their child, and blamed the Obama administration.
He declared that in his push for amnesty for criminals, the president ignored the price paid by victims. He added that Kate's beautiful life was taken from her on July 1, 2015, when she was shot in the back by an illegal alien who had previously been deported five times and was seeking refuge in a so-called sanctuary city.
Federal government is accused of failing to enforce immigration laws
A San Francisco judge allowed to advance with a family lawsuit which accuses the federal government of contributing to Steinle's death. The federal government is accused of failing to enforce immigration laws.
Mr. Cruz declared that Kate's Law is key to ensure that deported illegal aliens, mainly those with violent criminal records, are deterred from illegally re-entering the U.S. to prey on innocent Americans." He added that he looks forward to working with his colleagues and President Donald Trump to prevent cities from harboring illegals, enforce federal immigration laws, and ensure the security and safety of the Americans.
But some oppose Kate's Law, the U.S. Sentencing Commission calculates it would add 57,000 people to prisons at a cost of up to $2 billion per year.