Immigration reform 2015: Undocumented immigrants fearful of Kate’s Law
Kathryn Steinle’s father has joined others to ask President Obama to tight screw on those who return to the US after being deported. Kathryn Steinle was fatally shot by an undocumented immigrant in San Francisco almost a month ago and since then the demand for tough action against such people has gone up.
In the meantime he has joined hands with conservative senators for action against such people. Now they are asking Congress to actually consider implementation of “Kate’s Law”. This will reportedly require illegal immigrants to serve five years in prison if they’ve been previously deported and return.
In an emotionally charged appeal before Â Senate Judiciary Committee he said that “The U.S. has suffered a self-inflicted wound in the murder of our daughter by the hand of a person who should have never been on the streets of this country”.
It is now officially said that during the years 2010 and 2014, as many as More than 120 American citizens were killed by illegal immigrants who were actually facing deportation. These data are provided by none other than the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
While talking about itÂ ICE Assistant Secretary Sarah SaldaÃ±a told Congress that 33 of 49 such cities are considering reforms, but met opposition from Republican senators when she warned that cities must be careful not to jeopardize the trust between law enforcement and immigrant communities.
“Yesterday, how many murderers did the Obama administration release?” Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz asked.
“Now, Senator, I don’t know the answer to that question,” SaldaÃ±a responded. Holding up a massive pile of law books, she added, “We don’t release people willy-nilly. We release people pursuant to these statutes and regulations!”