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House clears Kate’s Law, moves to strip federal funds for sanctuary cities

June 29, 2017

WASHINGTON — At the urging of President Donald Trump, the House passed two bills on Thursday that take aim at illegal immigrants and sanctuary cities. Among the measures: Kate’s Law, legislation also championed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, that would stiffen penalties for immigrants who repeatedly re-enter the country illegally, with even tougher penalties for […]

House to Take Up Immigration Enforcement Bills

June 26, 2017

For the first time since Donald Trump took office, the Republican-led House is expected to vote this week on two immigration enforcement bills — but it’s unclear whether they will reach the president who pledged to get tough on undocumented immigrants. The bills, introduced Thursday by House Judiciary Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va., are stand-alone versions […]

Pete Sessions pushes House bill to end asylum loopholes

June 7, 2017

Rep. Pete Sessions said Wednesday that the House is pushing a bill to end loopholes for those claiming asylum in the U.S. “The bottom line is the law allows people who come here to make these claims and have automatic entry, receive a lawyer, have a hearing and go through a process,” he said on […]