As the House passes legislation barring Federal funding from going to cities that release criminal illegals into their population, Congressman Trey Gowdy speaks with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren on how the policies of sanctuary cities, and lax Federal enforcement led to Kate Steinle’s tragic death.
The legislation faces a veto threat from President Obama.
House Republicans passed legislation on Thursday that would deny federal funds to sanctuary cities.
The bill, passed 241-179, would withhold certain federal law enforcement grants to cities that have policies designed to shelter illegal immigrants from deportation.
Sanctuary cities have come under heavy scrutiny in the wake of Kathryn Steinle’s death on July 1 in San Francisco. Authorities charged Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez with her killing. Lopez-Sanchez, who is in the U.S. illegally, has a history of felony convictions and has been deported five times. (The Hill)