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  • House GOP Pushes Bills to Crack Down on Illegal Immigration

  • A second bill would strip federal dollars from self-proclaimed "sanctuary" cities

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, (L), joins House Speaker Paul Ryan, Republican from Wisconsin, as the Republican-led House pushes ahead on legislation to crack down on illegal immigration, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 29, 2017. photo: AP/J. Scott Applewhite, photo: AP/J. Scott Applewhite

29 of June 2017 12:15:22

WASHINGTON – The Republican-led House is moving forward with legislation to crack down on illegal immigration, a priority for President Donald Trump.A bill known as "Kate's Law" would impose harsher prison sentences on deportees who re-enter the United States.The bill is named after 32-year old Kathryn Steinle, who was shot and killed in California in 2015 by a man who was in the U.S. illegally.https://youtu.be/djYeH--sfzAA second bill would strip federal dollars from self-proclaimed "sanctuary" cities that shield residents from federal immigration authorities.Trump often railed against illegal immigration during his presidential campaign. He met at the White House on Wednesday with more than a dozen people whose family members were killed by people who were in the country illegally.

MATTHEW DALY



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