Duncan Votes For Immigration Enforcement Legislation

Jun 29, 2017 Issues: Homeland Security

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan voted for two bills (HR 3003 & HR 3004) to crack down on illegal immigration, increase penalties for deported felons who return to the country illegally, withhold federal law enforcement grant dollars from so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions, and give victims of illegal immigrant crimes the right to sue “sanctuary cities.”

“Two years ago this weekend, Kate Steinle was walking on a pier in San Francisco with her father.  She was murdered in cold blood, allegedly by an illegal immigrant who had already been convicted of seven felonies and been deported five times. 

“Kate Steinle isn’t the only victim of illegal immigrant crime, only one of the more publicized victims.  Earlier this month in Reston, Virginia, an illegal immigrant member of the infamous MS-13 gang allegedly murdered a 16-year old girl who was walking to her mosque on a Sunday morning.   These crimes have become all too common, and are completely preventable if our government did a better job securing our border and enforcing our immigration laws.”

“That’s why I was proud today to support ‘Kate’s Law’ and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act. It is time for us to Make America Safe Again. Make no doubt, we have a long way to go to make our country safe from illegal immigrants. We need to beef up interior enforcement and border enforcement, and we need to complete the physical barriers on our southern border as demanded by the Secure Fence Act of 2006. But today’s actions are a good start. I will continue to work with President Trump and my colleagues in the House to secure our country from the threats of terrorism and illegal immigration.”

Congressman Duncan spoke in favor of the bills on the House floor today. Video of that speech can be found here

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