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Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) Praises Passage of Bills to Enforce Illegal Immigration Laws

June 29, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) Praises Passage of Bills to Enforce Illegal Immigration Laws 

Washington, DC- Today, Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) released the following statement regarding the House of Representatives passing The No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (H.R. 3003) and Kate’s Law (H.R. 3004):

“For too long, rogue jurisdictions have prevented the enforcement of federal immigration laws, becoming sanctuary cities for illegal immigrants. Law enforcement agencies should be permitted to partner with the federal government to remove illegal immigrants, who have committed crimes.

I was pleased to vote for two bills that will return the rule of law to our country and increase penalties for deported felon illegal immigrants who return to our country and commit further crimes.

President Donald Trump has my full support in his efforts to keep our country safe. Congress should put partisan politics aside and instead work to make American streets safe.

Immigrants, who came to American legally, have built our nation into what it is today. My great-grandfather came from Ireland and my mother fled Communists Cuba in 1961. I believe that we can enforce our nation’s current immigration laws, while remaining true to our proud history as a nation of immigrants,” said Rep. Mooney.

The No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (H.R. 3003) strengthens current laws to combat dangerous sanctuary policies that shield unlawful and criminal immigrants from federal immigration enforcement.

Kate’s Law (H.R. 3004) enhances penalties for deported felons who return to the United States. The bill is named after Kate Steinle, who was murdered in San Francisco by an illegal immigrant who had previously been deported five times and had been convicted of multiple felonies.