Congressman Ted Yoho

Representing the 3rd District of Florida
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House Passes Two Immigration Bills to Strengthen Public Safety

Jun 30, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), voted for the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (H.R. 3003) and Kate’s Law (H.R. 3004). Both bills strengthen public safety by combating dangerous sanctuary policies that permit criminals to go free and by enhancing penalties for deported felons who return to the United States. Congressman Yoho released the following statement:

“Voting for legislation that protects all Americans has been a priority of mine from day one in Congress. I commend Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, and Representatives Steve King and Andy Biggs, for introducing bills that will strengthen public safety. For too long, the lack of immigration law enforcement and the dangerous proliferation of sanctuary city policies has failed the American people and has cost lives.

“I was happy to support passage of the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act. It is a simple, straightforward bill that cracks down on the dangerous sanctuary city policies that needlessly put innocent lives at risk. In addition, Kate’s Law enhances criminal penalties for deported aliens in order to deter them from illegally returning to roam our streets and harm innocent lives.

“While these two bills strengthen public safety, more work needs to be done to improve our nation’s immigration system.  I will continue to push for the enforcement of immigration laws already on the books that have been overlooked by previous administrations.”