Kates Law HR 3004 was stopped by the US Senate
Kate Steinle was murdered by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez. This person had previously been convicted of 7 felonies and was deported from the USA, not once only but 5 times. San Francisco Authorities released him even though Federal Authorities requested they cooperate and turn him to them, but San Francisco and it’s liberal brain trust release into the general population and he shot Kate. Kate’s law was opposed by the ACLU, of but of course.
https: //www. congress. gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3004/text
The HR 3004 Kate’s Law was proposed by Goodlatte and passed in the US House of Representatives in 2017. Unfortunately it never went any further than the House, it was stuck at the Senate- similar to the current US Government Shutdown as today December 30th, 2018 as we enter the new year.
Here is a complete list of those House Members who OPPOSED Kate’s Law. Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters both of California where Kate was murdered, both opposed the bill. This was a sad day, that they could not see past their own guarded gates in promoting a law that makes America Safe again. Under weak immigration laws currently in the USA, the system is gamed. Our porous borders are patrolled at great expense by DHS and the Border Patrol. Remote desert areas in Arizona and New Mexico are treacherous areas that Illegal Immigrants risk their lives crossing, and so does Law Enforcement apprehend them. Some of those who arrive in the US and enter illegally are currently Criminals and have Criminal Histories from their home countries. Often they are deported, and return multiple times. Criminal Aliens are even protected in California under SB54 . The recent Caravan that arrived in Tijuana is a great example of this disorder with Families being irresponsible and bringing their children along on the journey under a false promise from NGO’s of ease of entry, 90% of people who arrive seeking asylum are sent back- at taxpayer expense. The 22 Million Illegal Alien population while some are working and the community is productive, statistics of are that 62% are the working poor and on public assistance. This tax burden on existing tax payers is wrong.
Complete List of US House of Representatives Members who voted NO to Kate’s Law:
Boyle, Brendan F.
Doyle, Michael F.
Johnson, E. B.
Lujan Grisham, M.
Luján, Ben Ray
Maloney, Carolyn B.
Kate’s Law HR 3004 Original Text
H. R. 3004
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
July 10, 2017
To amend section 276 of the Immigration and Nationality Act relating to
reentry of removed aliens.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as “Kate’s Law”.
SEC. 2. ILLEGAL REENTRY.
Section 276 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1326)
is amended to read as follows:
“reentry of removed alien
“Sec. 276. (a) Reentry After Removal.–Any alien who has been
denied admission, excluded, deported, or removed, or who has departed
the United States while an order of exclusion, deportation, or removal
is outstanding, and subsequently enters, attempts to enter, crosses the
border to, attempts to cross the border to, or is at any time found in
the United States, shall be fined under title 18, United States Code,
imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both.
“(b) Reentry of Criminal Offenders.–Notwithstanding the penalty
provided in subsection (a), if an alien described in that subsection
was convicted before such removal or departure–
“(1) for 3 or more misdemeanors or for a felony, the alien
shall be fined under title 18, United States Code, imprisoned
not more than 10 years, or both;
“(2) for a felony for which the alien was sentenced to a
term of imprisonment of not less than 30 months, the alien
shall be fined under such title, imprisoned not more than 15
years, or both;
“(3) for a felony for which the alien was sentenced to a
term of imprisonment of not less than 60 months, the alien
shall be fined under such title, imprisoned not more than 20
years, or both; or
“(4) for murder, rape, kidnapping, or a felony offense
described in chapter 77 (relating to peonage and slavery) or
113B (relating to terrorism) of such title, or for 3 or more
felonies of any kind, the alien shall be fined under such
title, imprisoned not more than 25 years, or both.
“(c) Reentry After Repeated Removal.–Any alien who has been
denied admission, excluded, deported, or removed 3 or more times and
thereafter enters, attempts to enter, crosses the border to, attempts
to cross the border to, or is at any time found in the United States,
shall be fined under title 18, United States Code, imprisoned not more
than 10 years, or both.
“(d) Proof of Prior Convictions.–The prior convictions described
in subsection (b) are elements of the crimes described, and the
penalties in that subsection shall apply only in cases in which the
conviction or convictions that form the basis for the additional
“(1) alleged in the indictment or information; and
“(2) proven beyond a reasonable doubt at trial or admitted
by the defendant.
“(e) Affirmative Defenses.–It shall be an affirmative defense to
a violation of this section that–
“(1) prior to the alleged violation, the alien had sought
and received the express consent of the Secretary of Homeland
Security to reapply for admission into the United States; or
“(2) with respect to an alien previously denied admission
and removed, the alien–
“(A) was not required to obtain such advance
consent under the Immigration and Nationality Act or
any prior Act; and
“(B) had complied with all other laws and
regulations governing the alien’s admission into the
“(f) Limitation on Collateral Attack on Underlying Removal
Order.–In a criminal proceeding under this section, an alien may not
challenge the validity of any prior removal order concerning the alien.
“(g) Reentry of Alien Removed Prior to Completion of Term of
Imprisonment.–Any alien removed pursuant to section 241(a)(4) who
enters, attempts to enter, crosses the border to, attempts to cross the
border to, or is at any time found in, the United States shall be
incarcerated for the remainder of the sentence of imprisonment which
was pending at the time of deportation without any reduction for parole
or supervised release unless the alien affirmatively demonstrates that
the Secretary of Homeland Security has expressly consented to the
alien’s reentry. Such alien shall be subject to such other penalties
relating to the reentry of removed aliens as may be available under
this section or any other provision of law.
“(h) Definitions.–For purposes of this section and section 275,
the following definitions shall apply:
“(1) Crosses the border to the united states.–The term
`crosses the border’ refers to the physical act of crossing the
border, regardless of whether the alien is free from official
“(2) Felony.–The term `felony’ means any criminal offense
punishable by a term of imprisonment of more than 1 year under
the laws of the United States, any State, or a foreign
“(3) Misdemeanor.–The term `misdemeanor’ means any
criminal offense punishable by a term of imprisonment of not
more than 1 year under the applicable laws of the United
States, any State, or a foreign government.
“(4) Removal.–The term `removal’ includes any denial of
admission, exclusion, deportation, or removal, or any agreement
by which an alien stipulates or agrees to exclusion,
deportation, or removal.
“(5) State.–The term `State’ means a State of the United
States, the District of Columbia, and any commonwealth,
territory, or possession of the United States.”.
Passed the House of Representatives June 29, 2017.