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>> The bill is passed without objection.>> The US House of Representatives passing two bills Thursday that would crack down on illegal immigrants, and further one of President Trump's top priorities. One of the bills passed is called Kate's law. It's named after Kate Steinle who was shot and killed in San Francisco on July first, 2015 by a suspect who was an illegal immigrant and had been deported five times.
The law applies tougher sentences for illegal immigrants who re-enter the United States. The other bill withholds some federal grants to so called sanctuary cities that do not follow certain federal immigration laws. And prohibits these cities from restricting police officers from asking individuals about their immigration status or immigration status of others.
Pro immigration advocates say these laws are a threat to civil liberties.>>