“Kate’s Law” May Have Tough Time In Senate

Two years ago, Kate Steinle was murdered by illegal alien Juan Franciso Lopez-Sanchez. Lopez-Sanchez is a seven-time felon and 5-time illegal, being deported that many times and yet still being allowed back into The United States.

San Francisco truly screwed up as they didn’t report his release from Custody to ICE, like they were told to do. In fact, it’s actually policy for them NOT TO! And now, we have Kate’s Law. Which is two parts…

Part 1 targets illegal aliens who attempt to reentered the United States. It will increase the penalties of those who do.

Part 2 will punish so-called “Sanctuary Cities” in the United States to fail to do what they’re already suppose to be doing.

But we may have some trouble getting it through the Senate.

As written for The Daily Caller by Will Racke:

The White House notched a policy win Thursday when the House of Representatives passed a pair of Trump-backed immigration enforcement bills, but victory could prove fleeting as the measures are taken up in the Senate.

The bills, which target sanctuary cities and illegal immigrants who re-enter the U.S. after being deported, are the first immigration legislation that Congress has advanced since Trump took office. While they were widely expected to pass the Republican-controlled House, the bills face a tougher test in the Senate because of the upper chamber’s 60-vote threshold required to advance most legislation.

If the 52 Senate Republicans want to move the bills to the Oval Office for Trump’s signature, they will have to persuade at least eight of their Democratic colleagues to break party ranks. That could prove to be a tall order given the recent history of votes on similar legislation.

“Kate’s Law,” one of the bills passed in Thursday’s vote, was taken up by the Senate last summer. Only three Democrats –Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly, North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin — voted with Republicans, and the proposal failed to pass. A proposal nearly identical to the “No Sanctuary For Criminals Act” also stalled, falling seven votes short of the 60-vote hurdle.

With the possible exception of health care, Democrats have pushed back harder on Trump’s immigration agenda than any other policy area, and New Jersey Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez expects a Senate vote on the immigration bills to yield the same result as last year.


House Immigration Bills Are A Long Shot In the Senate

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