Saturday, January 7, 2017

Congress gets another chance to pass ‘Kate’s Law’ to stop immigrants who re-enter after deportation

Via Billy

In this Sept. 1, 2015, file photo, from left, Brad Steinle, Liz Sullivan and Jim Steinle, the brother, mother and father of Kate Steinle who was shot to death on a pier, listen to their attorneys speak during a news conference on the steps of City Hall in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

The “Kate’s Law” bill has been introduced into the 115th Congress, giving lawmakers another run at legislation that would impose a mandatory minimum five-year prison term on illegal immigrants who re-enter the U.S. after being deported.

The legislation is named for 32-year-old Kate Steinle, who was shot and killed allegedly by a previously deported illegal immigrant felon in San Francisco. The House passed the bill last year but it died in a filibuster by Senate Democrats.

The bill was introduced again this week in the House by Rep. Steve King and in the Senate by Sen. Ted Cruz.


  1. Maybe it will pass this time. Should have the first time.

  2. Yes but San Francisco is a sanctuary city and they do not enforce federal immigration laws.

    1. Forget exactly what the last Trump stated on this.