Rogers on Sanctuary City Policies and Kate’s Law

Jun 29, 2017

(WASHINGTON, DC)— Congressman Mike Rogers made the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, and H.R. 3004, Kate’s Law.

The No Sanctuary for Criminals Act helps keep Sanctuary Cities from protecting illegal immigrants who have committed crime from the federal immigration enforcement.

The legislation also contains Sarah and Grant’s Law, which ensures any illegal immigrant convicted of a dangerous crime will be detained for the duration of his or her removal proceedings. This provision is named for Sarah Root who was killed in a drunk driving accident by an illegal immigrant who is still at large and for Grant Ronnebeck who was murdered at a convenience store by a convicted felon who was free on bond before he was deported.

Kate’s Law is named for Kate Steinle who was murdered by an illegal immigrant who was convicted of several felonies and had been deported five times.

“I am honored to have voted for these two bills to recognize the lives of these three innocent individuals. Our broken immigration system can have deadly consequences. We must enforce our immigration laws to help keep the citizens of America safe and protect our sovereignty. Criminal illegal immigrants pose a threat to our country and must be dealt with,” Rogers said.

Rogers is a senior member of the Homeland Security Committee, the Agriculture Committee and Chairman of the House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee.