Byrne Votes to Strengthen Immigration Laws, Protect American Lives
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today voted in support of two bills intended to strengthen our nation’s immigration laws and fight back against illegal immigration.
Byrne said: “I am committed to working with President Trump to secure the border and combat illegal immigration. By passing these two important bills, we are sending a clear message that the safety and security of the American people comes first.
“Deported felons who return to the United States must be punished to the full extent of the law. At the same time, so called sanctuary cities, who harbor illegal immigrants and refuse to comply with federal law enforcement officials, must be held accountable.
“I have no doubt that, if enacted into law, these bills would protect American lives and make our country a safer place.”
Congressman Byrne voted in a favor of:
- H.R. 3003 – No Sanctuary for Criminals Act: The bill makes state and local governments who shield unlawful and criminal immigrants from federal immigration enforcement ineligible for certain federal funds. The bill passed by a vote of 228 to 195.
- H.R. 3004 – Kate’s Law: The bill, named after Kate Steinle who was killed by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco, enhances penalties for deported felons who return to the United States. The bill passed by a vote of 257 to 167.
Yesterday, President Donald Trump held an event at the White House with immigration crime victims to urge passage of these two important immigration bills.