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House passes Trump-backed bills on illegal immigrants

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 01:04

The U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills Thursday that would crack down on illegal immigrants by applying tougher sentences on illegal immigrants who reenter the U.S. and withholding some federal grants to so-called 'sanctuary cities'. Colette Luke reports.

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills Thursday that would crack down on illegal immigrants and further one of President Trump's top priorities... One of the bills passed is called 'Kate's law'… It's named after Kate Steinle who was shot and killed in San Francisco on July 1, 2015, by a suspect who is an illegal immigrant and had been deported five times... The law applies tougher sentences for illegal immigrants who reenter the United States… The other bill withholds some federal grants from so-called 'sanctuary cities', that do not follow certain federal immigration laws and prohibits these cities from restricting police officers from asking individuals about their immigration status or immigration status of others... Pro-immigration advocates say these laws are a threat to civil liberties… Although the move is a win for Trump, the bill will have to pass the Senate to become law...and that's where Trump may have a bigger hurdle to overcome.

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House passes Trump-backed bills on illegal immigrants

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 01:04