Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Smith Votes to Protect Americans with ‘No Sanctuary for Criminals Act’ and ‘Kate’s Law’

Jun 29, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) voted today in support of the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act and Kate’s Law – bills that strengthen immigration enforcement and crack down on the dangerous sanctuary policies have failed the American people and cost too many lives.

Rep. Smith: “These bills are a down payment on our pledge to protect innocent Americans from criminal immigrants who deserve to be jailed or sent back to their home countries.

“There is absolutely no excuse for local governments to ignore immigration laws at the expense of the safety and well-being of Americans like Kate Steinle. Kate’s Law protects public safety by enhancing penalties for deported felons who return to the United States. Kate’s Law and the No Sanctuary for Criminal Act keep dangerous criminal immigrants off our streets and out of our neighborhoods, a goal that should be shared by all.”