Congressman French Hill Supports Passage of Kate’s Law

WASHINGTON – Today, the House passed H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, which would prevent select federal grant funding for cities that fail to cooperate with federal enforcement of immigration law, and H.R. 3004, Kate’s Law, which would increase penalties for illegal aliens reentering the United States after being denied admission, excluded, deported, or removed on three or more prior occasions. Kate’s law is named after Kate Steinle who was shot and killed by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez in 2015. The shooting occurred in San Francisco, which is a sanctuary city. Lopez-Sanchez was still in the United States despite being an illegal alien with several felony convictions and five deportations from the United States.

Following the passage of the bill, Congressman French Hill (AR-02), released the following statement:

“The passage of Kate’s law and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act this week is a message to any illegal aliens with a criminal past that they will no longer be afforded any safe havens in the United States. Those who abuse our laws and bring havoc and pain to American cities and our citizens deserve swift justice, and these bills will ensure that happens. The vast majority of Americans want comprehensive immigration reform, and policies that protect all law-abiding people living in our country from criminals who are here illegally. These bills are an important part of our long-term goals for immigration reform.”