MIAMI — The Florida Immigrant Coalition expressed disappointment on Friday with Florida’s congressional delegation, specifically Democratic representatives Charlie Crist, Stephanie Murphy and Val Demings, for voting in favor of a bill that would toughen penalties for deported immigrants who attempt to reenter the U.S. without authorization.
The bill, H.R. 3004, dubbed “Kate’s Law,” was named after a San Francisco woman, Kate Steinle, who was murdered, allegedly by an undocumented immigrant. It passed late Thursday 257-167, with 24 Democrats in favor, including the three Florida lawmakers. Florida Republicans voted to approve it.
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Another measure, H.R. 3003, also passed on Thursday, largely along party lines, 228-195. It targets so-called sanctuary cities and would force them to comply with federal immigration laws, including requests to
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