On July 1, 2015, Kathryn Steinle and her father Jim Steinle went for a walk on Pier 14 in the Embarcadero district in San Francisco, California. They were enjoying their time together when there was a loud popping sound, and Kathryn, otherwise known as Kate, fell to the ground. As Kate collapsed to the ground she looked at her father and said, “Help me, Dad.”
Those would be Kate’s last words to her father. The bullet that had hit Kate punctured the 32-year-old’s aorta, and she died two hours later at San Francisco General Hospital. Kate’s killer was quickly apprehended and the gruesome truth about him was quickly revealed. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez was an illegal immigrant who had been deported from America five times and returned. Shortly, before Steinle was murdered, Lopez-Sanchez was recently released from a four-year prison sentence for illegally entering America. Instead of being shipped back to Mexico, he was turned over to the San Francisco authorities for a marijuana charge that was dismissed. Lopez-Sanchez was then free to roam around in the Sanctuary city of San Francisco and 3 months later he would murder Kate.
This senseless murder was a wake-up call to many Americans and a rallying cry for the conservative base. This murderous thug should have never been allowed back into this country but was due to liberal policies.
Now, just two days before the two-year anniversary of Kate Stenhile’s death the American people scored a major victory. The House passed a bill titled Kate’s Law that will punish sanctuary cities for failing to cooperate with the immigration law enforcement.
Here is more Fox News:
House Republicans took action Thursday to crack down on illegal immigrants and the cities that shelter them.
One bill passed by the House would deny federal grants to sanctuary cities and another, Kate’s Law, would increase the penalties for deported aliens who try to return to the United States.
Kate’s Law, which would increase the penalties for deported aliens who try to return to the United States and caught, passed with a vote of 257 to 157, with one Republican voting no and 24 Democrats voting yes.
Kate’s Law is named for Kate Steinle, a San Francisco woman killed by an illegal immigrant who was in the U.S. despite multiple deportations. The two-year anniversary of her death is on Saturday.
President Trump called the bill’s passage “good news” in a tweet, adding “House just passed #KatesLaw. Hopefully Senate will follow.”
Good news, House just passed #KatesLaw. Hopefully Senate will follow.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2017
Now, while Kate Steinle was the face of this bill there were many other families that also suffered losses due to illegal immigrant violence.
In 2008, Jamiel Shaw Sr.’s son, Jamiel Jr., was shot by a “Dreamer” Mexican-born gang member who was a known offender. Jamiel Sr. said that he heard the gunshots and ran to his son’s side and was with him till the paramedics arrived. Jamiel Sr. said that his son’s killer was raised “like a rabid pitbull” and “Satan’s disciple”.
But, Kate’s Law is not the only bill that was pushed through the House that will help combat immigration. The second bill, “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act,” will cut federal grants to states and “sanctuary cities” that refuse to help law enforcement in with their immigration enforcement activities. That bill passed, 228-195 with three Democrats voting yes and seven Republicans voting no.
Here is more from Fox News:
“The word ‘sanctuary’ calls to mind someplace safe, but too often for families and victims affected by illegal immigrant crime, sanctuary cities are anything but safe,” Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly asserted in the pre-vote press conference.
“It is beyond my comprehension why federal state and local officials … would actively discourage or outright prevent law enforcement agencies from upholding the laws of the United States,” he added.
While gaining support in the Senate for similar legislation will be a tough road, Trump called for Congress to act quickly.
Trump called on the House and the Senate to “to honor grieving American families” by approving a “package of truly key immigration enforcement bills” so that he could sign them into law.
“I promise you, it will be done quickly. You don’t have to wait the mandatory period. It will be very quick,” promised Trump.
Now, that these two bills have passed the House they will now move to the Senate.
It appears that President Trump’s plans are moving along quite nicely and that these Sanctuary cities will have to abide by our laws. There is no reason that any city in America should harbor dangerous criminals and also receive federal funding from taxpayer dollars.
These people are dangerous and have no right to be here at all. It is wonderful to see our president taking this matter seriously and doing what he can to stop the madness in our country. It is time that we protect our citizens and not those that intend to harm us once and for all.
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