Upcoming U.S. Congress Immigration Bills
Next week, the House will be voting on a set of immigration bills that will crack down on illegal immigration in one of the first serious attempts to carry out President Donald Trump’s promise of tougher enforcement on immigration. One of the bills promises to significantly increase penalties for immigrants who try to re-enter the United States after being deported. The bill is named after Kate Steinle, a young woman who was shot and killed in San Francisco by an immigrant who had been deported repeatedly yet returned, ultimately committing the heinous crime. Trump frequently discussed the killing on the campaign trail last year.
The next bill that the House will be voting on targets “sanctuary cities”, which are cities that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities, including the refusal to hold an immigrant in jail longer for the purpose of deportation. One of Trump’s campaign promises was to crack down on these sanctuary cities, so this is the first step being taken towards that end. The bill would toughen penalties for sanctuary cities in multiple ways, including barring grants for Homeland Security and the Justice Department for sanctuary cities that do not comply.
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