After years of fighting, the time has finally arrived. A handful of Congressmen have forced GOP leadership to schedule votes on both Kate's Law and legislation to defund sanctuary cities.
Finally, Conservative members of Congress are forcing the establishment to move forward with passing the President's immigration agenda. Paul Ryan announced this morning that the House will be moving forward with major elements of Trump's immigration promises.
These bills have now been added to the legislative calendar, but that is just the first step. There is no guarantee that the bill will pass. There are still plenty of liberals and RINOs who want nothing more than to see open borders and amnesty for all illegal aliens.
Your advocacy has helped get us to this point. Now it is time to take this across the finish line!
Kate's Law is named after Kate Steinle, a woman who was gunned down in San Francisco by an illegal alien repeat criminal. The legislation would mandate a jail sentence for any criminal alien who is deported and caught re-entering the country. It would make sure that these illegal alien repeat criminals are put behind bars.
If a deported illegal alien criminal is caught re-entering the country, they automatically face five years in prison. If they try it again, the mandatory minimum sentence jumps to 10 years.
It's common sense. Kate's Law punishes the criminal aliens and the legislation to defund sanctuary cities will punish the municipalities that willingly put them back onto the street. No longer would cities like San Francisco be able to release illegal alien criminals from jail without consequence.
This is exactly the moment we have been waiting for! This is a vote that is literally years in the making.
We have a chance right now not only to crack down on sanctuary cities but to also make sure that illegal alien criminals aren't ever allowed back into society.
Paul Ryan just made the announcement this morning. There will be a vote on these immigration bills this week. Your activism has forced Ryan and the GOP to honor their promises here.
But nothing is guaranteed. This isn't a done deal yet. There are still forces at work trying to stop this from happening.
The time to rest on our laurels will be when President Trump signs these bills into law.
Until then, don't stop fighting!