Babin Votes to Crackdown on Illegal Immigration
Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) today voted to pass the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (H.R. 3003) and Kate’s Law (H.R. 3004), two common sense bills that crackdown on sanctuary cities and enhance penalties for deported criminal aliens. Rep. Babin spoke passionately on the House floor in support of both bills. To watch the video, please click here. Excerpts of his remarks are below.
“This Saturday, July 1st, marks two years since the tragic death of 32-year old Kate Steinle – who was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant who had seven prior felony convictions and who had also been deported from the U.S. five times. Kate’s death is a clear reminder that we must do more to stop the abuse of our immigration laws by criminals that repeatedly flaunt the rule of law. Kate’s law puts in place new guidelines for stiffer penalties for criminal aliens who continue to re-enter the U.S. illegally. It is an important step in restoring law and order – and will protect American lives.“Sadly, there are local and state officials in our great nation that put the interests of criminal aliens before the safety of American citizens. The No Sanctuary for Criminals Act is common sense bill that cuts off certain federal DOJ grants to these sanctuary cities. Our bill redirects these funds to states and localities that are cooperating with federal immigration authorities and making America safer. This legislation sends a clear message – American taxpayers are tired of footing the bill for states and localities that threaten their safety. Our streets will be made safer by deporting these criminal aliens rather than letting them loose into American streets.”