Trump-Fueled ‘Kate’s Law’ Bill Moves to Battleground in SenateBy Geller Report Staff
President Donald Trump rose to campaign fame on wave of promises to crack down on the border, citing the egregious murder of Californian Kate Steinle — who was shot by an illegal who was taking advantage of San Francisco’s sanctuary city status — as cause for massive concern.
And now, before Congress, is Kate’s Law, a bill that would affix hefty penalties to illegals who commit crimes — crimes above and beyond entering America without legal permission, that is — and against cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration laws.
Republicans in the House were backed by two dozen or so Democrats in voting in favor of this law.
From the Hill:
Senate Democrats are expressing confidence that they’ll be able to block the bills if they are brought up for a vote.
“I will do whatever I can in order to stop them. These are only punitive in nature, they don’t deal with the totality of the reality of our immigration challenge, and as a continuing part of the Republican saga that only looks at one element, and looks at it in a way that is totally disproportionate,” Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) said.
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