Weber Statement on Immigration Bills
WASHINGTON D.C. – H.R. 3003, No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, and H.R. 3004, Kate’s Law, passed the House by votes of 228 to 195 and 257 to 167, respectively. This legislation mandates enforcement of laws already on the books, enhances penalties for deported felons who return, and reiterates the importance of public safety. Representative Randy Weber (R – Friendswood) released the following statement after the passage of these bills:
“Our citizens are dying, because we are not enforcing our laws. Today, the House of Representatives acted to change this. These two bills are rooted in common sense, and focus on criminal actions. The No Sanctuary for Criminals Act clarifies and upholds Immigration and Customs Enforcement authority, withholds certain federal grants if federal law is violated within a jurisdiction, and ensures repeat offenders are detained during their removal proceedings. Kate’s Law establishes that deported felons who return to the U.S. see enhanced penalties upon returning illegally.
Convicted illegal aliens have no business being on our streets. I am happy to support these bills, and encourage my colleagues in the Senate to quickly take these bipartisan measures under consideration.