Senate should hold votes on Kate’s Law and anti-sanctuary cities bills


FAIRFAX, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising the House for passing Kate’s Law and legislation against sanctuary jurisdictions, and urging Senate action on the same:

“If Senate Democrats want to block legislation to willfully impede federal immigration law enforcement and even protect illegal immigrants who happen to murder U.S. citizens, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should make them vote on that every other week between now and November 2018, and then we’ll see how voters in Florida, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio, all states that Trump carried in 2016, respond to Senators who oppose the rule of law and protecting U.S. citizens.

“These bills deserve a vote. The House has done its job, and now it is up the Senate to hold votes on these important bills. Congress must defund sanctuary jurisdictions. Congress must block states, cities and counties from impeding the enforcement of federal immigration laws. And Congress must beef up penalties for repeat illegal alien offenders who commit crimes. Enough is enough. The lawlessness must end.”