House Clears Kate's Law, Moves to Strip Federal Funds for Sanctuary Cities

This story is developing. WASHINGTON -- At the urging of President Donald Trump, the House passed two bills on Thursday taking aim at illegal immigration. Among them: Kate’s Law, a measure also championed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, that would stiffen penalties for immigrants that repeatedly re-enter the country illegally, with even tougher penalties for those convicted of various offenses.Kate’s Law, sponsored by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., easily cleared the House by a 257 to 167 vote. Several Texas members, including Dallas Rep. Pete Sessions, San Antonio Rep. Lamar Smith and Heath Rep. John Ratcliffe, co-sponsored the bill.  Continue reading...

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