Ted Cruz And Steve King To Get “Kate’s Law” Another Chance To Make It Through Congress

Ted Cruz And Steve King To Get Kates Law Another Chance To Make It Through Congress

Texas Republic Sen. Ted Cruz just reintroduced a bill into the Senate that would put illegal immigrants who returned to the United States after being deported straight into jail.

According to Fox News, that bill was called “Kate’s Law,” named after 32-year-old Kate Steinle, who was fatally shot in San Francisco by an illegal alien, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, in 2015. Sanchez came back to the U.S. time and time again, even after he had been deported five times.

Although the bill made its way to the Senate in 2015, Democrats pushed the bill aside, and it never made its way into law.

Now it gets a second chance. The Washington Times reported that the bill was reintroduced into the House by GOP Rep. Steve King of Iowa and into the Senate by Sen. Cruz.

King blamed the Obama administration for casting aside the bill without understanding its importance.

“Parents should never experience the heartbreak of burying their child, but the Obama administration’s commitment to lawless immigration policy has made that tragedy the new normal,” King stated. “In his push for amnesty for criminals, the president ignored the price paid by victims — the price paid by Kate Steinle as she died in her father’s arms on San Francisco’s waterfront.”

“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,” he continued.

According to Congress, the bill was also known as the “Stop Illegal Reentry Act.”  Under it, any immigrant who returned to the U.S. illegally after being deported would face a minimum of five years in a federal prison.

But Democrats argued the bill would just be too much work for state workers, as 57,000 people would fill federal jails as a result of the law.

It’s quite sad that some lawmakers prefer to put the importance of money over the lives of their country’s own citizens.

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Source: conservativetribune.com