Just hours before a newly revived Muslim ban took effect, the House passed two bills specifically designed to harm undocumented immigrants already in the United States: HR 3003, or the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, which targets Sanctuary Cities, and HR 3004 , or Kate’s Law, which seeks to penalize undocumented immigrants with criminal records.
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HR 3004 was sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), most recently known for trying to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics. The bill was named for Kathryn Steinle, who was shot and killed in San Francisco in 2015 by an undocumented immigrant with a criminal record.
As described in a statement from the White House Press Office, “H.R. 3004 would increase the penalties that may be imposed on criminal aliens convicted of
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