Measure finds new support from Ted Cruz.
Last week, Democrats blocked the passage of Kate’s Law, a measure which would punish illegal immigrants who repeatedly re-enter the country after deportation.
Bill O’Reilly of FOX News has been one of the most vocal proponents of the law and spoke to FOX and Friends about what happened in Congress.
The FOX News Insider reports:
O’Reilly to Dems Against Kate’s Law: ‘How Can You Live with Yourself?’
Bill O’Reilly said a stand-alone vote on Kate’s Law would put lawmakers to the test and — in his opinion — disqualify any Democratic senators who oppose it from holding office.
The proposal would impose a mandatory five-year prison sentence on felons caught trying to re-enter the U.S. after being deported.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) re-introduced a stand-alone version after Democrats voted down a bill to defund sanctuary cities that included the provision.
It’s named for 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle, who was fatally shot in San Francisco in July by a repeat felony offender who re-entered the country illegally from Mexico.
O’Reilly told “Fox and Friends Weekend”‘s Anna Kooiman that he hopes the measure gets to the floor quickly.
“Who would oppose that really? Who on earth would oppose that law? And yet, you have, I guess, a number of Democratic senators who are going to vote against it. If they do, that, to me, disqualifies them from holding office.”
Here’s the video of O’Reilly’s remarks:
As Bill O’Reilly mentioned in the video, Ted Cruz is going to introduce it as a stand alone bill.
Curt Mills of the Washington Examiner:
Ted Cruz gives ‘Kate’s Law’ a second shot
Sen. Ted Cruz is trying for the second time this month to move a “Kate’s law” bill, after the Senate failed to impose tougher penalties on illegal immigrants who re-enter the U.S. after being deported.
The Texas Republican’s new bill introduced Wednesday would impose a five-year minimum sentence on any illegal immigrant who re-enters the country. It’s a response to the murder of Kate Steinle in San Francisco at the hands of an illegal immigrant.
Cruz’s second attempt comes after Senate Democrats prevented a broader bill to move ahead in the Senate this week. That bill included Kate’s Law, but was also aimed at cracking down on “sanctuary cities” that ignore federal immigration law.
Do you ever get the sense that Democrats care more about the rights of illegal immigrants than the rights of American citizens?
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