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Two Immigration Bills Pass the House

One cracks down on "sanctuary cities", the other is "Kate's Law" putting stricter penalties on illegal immigrants who re-enter the US illegally

WASHINGTON, D.C -- Two new immigration measures are one step closer to becoming law. 

Today, the House voted to pass "Kate's Law," which increases the sentences for illegal immigrants who re-enter the U.S. after being convicted of crimes.  It's named after Kate Steinle, who was killed in San Francisco by a man who had been deported from the U.S. five times. 

The House also passed the "No Sanctuary for Criminals Act," which cracks down on sanctuary cities by halting certain federal funding to them.  Both votes came down largely on party lines, with Republicans overwhelmingly in favor of the measures. 

The White House supports both measures and President Trump is applauding the House for passing two new immigration measures. He would likely sign them if they're passed by the Senate. 

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