House votes 257-167 to pass “Kate’s Law” which increases penalties against criminal aliens who reenter the United States. The bill is named after Kate Steinle who was murdered in 2015 by an immigrant who had been deported five times and had seven felonies. Steinle lived in San Francisco, a “sanctuary city.”
Lawmakers also passed a bill that would increase penalties against deported immigrants who reenter the country illegally. That bill is a response to the 2015 murder of Kate Steinle in San Francisco by an immigrant who had been deported five times and was convicted of seven felonies.
Republicans have tried to pass Kate’s Law since then, and are hoping the bill can finally become law under President Trump, who supports it. President Barack Obama had opposed it.