The sanctuary measure was approved 228-195.
There are more than 300 "sanctuary cities" in the United States - including New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles - that have written or unwritten policies against complying with immigration officials.
Kate's Law is named in memory of 32-year-old Kate Steinle, who was fatally shot in San Francisco two years ago. It would increase maximum penalties for undocumented immigrants who repeatedly enter the country illegally after deportation, especially with criminal records.
After President Trump met Wednesday with relatives of victims of acts committed by undocumented immigrants, the House Judiciary Committee gave the go-ahead to begin voting on both proposals today, "ensuring they had the 18 necessary votes in the plenary". Trump offered strong support for the bill the day before. "By passing these bills, we are finally standing up for victims, like Derek Kichline, Carly Snyder, and Kate Steinle, instead of criminals".
The acting director of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday appeared to undercut his boss, President Trump, on the same day Trump was touting two immigration bills meant to close "dangerous loopholes exploited by criminals". It would also reduce funding to cities which limit the number of illegal immigrants they turn over the authorities.
Nobody stands above the law - not the self-righteous local officials who obstruct the law by taking part in the sanctuary city movement, and not the criminals who return to the US again and again and commit violent crimes.
Two laws that crack down on illegal immigration passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday and gathered criticism from opponents who claim they are a threat to civil liberties. The governments that blindly, blithely and egregiously offer shelter from the deportation storm from illegals, and from illegals with even felony criminal backgrounds, are collective slaps in the faces to all USA citizens, and particularly to the faces of the families of those victims who've been harmed by the recipients of the sanctuary policies.
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"These were bills I campaigned on and that are vital to our public safety and national security", Trump said.
The Fraternal Order of Police urged lawmakers to vote against the bill, saying it would strip communities of needed policing resources.
President Donald Trump, who has used Steinle's case to rally support for his anti-immigrant policies, is a big backer of what's become known as Kate's Law (pdf).
Congress also is getting in on the act, with two bills now before it to tighten up immigration rules. As such, they proposed legislation to impose harsher sentences on undocumented immigrants who have already been convicted of crimes.
Immigration lawyers have a direct stake in keeping the illegal alien population in the US large and growing.
"People weren't with me when I found dead aliens on a trail that were abandoned by smugglers", Homan said in response to a reporter questioning the grounds for the new measures, according to the Washington Times.
Trump greeted passage of the first bill with the tweet, "Good news, House just passed #KatesLaw". They now go to the Senate for consideration.
"You lost people that you love because our government refused to enforce our nation's immigration laws and that's including the existing immigration laws", Trump told more than a dozen people gathered in the White House Cabinet Room.