House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) holds a news conference following a House of Representatives conference meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. April 4, 2017.
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WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House on Thursday passed legislation that would crack down on illegal immigration, a key priority for President Donald Trump.
One bill would strip federal dollars from self-proclaimed “sanctuary” cities that shield residents from federal immigration authorities, while a separate bill would stiffen punishments for people who re-enter the U.S. illegally.
“Every day, [Homeland Security] Secretary Kelly leads professionals around the country—and around the world, quite frankly—who are charged with keeping our homeland safe. Our job here is to make sure that those professionals have
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