Senator Mike Morrell
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 17, 2015
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Senator Morrell Authors Resolution Urging Congress to Pass “Kate’s Law”
Proposal would deter deported felons from returning to U.S.
SACRAMENTO – Following the tragic shooting death of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco at the hands of a previously deported convicted felon, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) has introduced Senate Joint Resolution 17 to call on Congress to pass legislation that would inhibit the ability of sanctuary cities to harbor deported criminals who have since returned to the United States illegally.
“Sanctuary cities across the country have willingly defied the federal government in choosing to protect criminals over the lives of law-abiding citizens,” said Morrell. “Kathryn’s death is a tragic example of the dangers these policies pose for our neighborhoods and communities. Congress needs to remove the incentive for convicted criminals to defiantly return to the United States after deportation. As legislators, we must join together in recognizing that it is the duty of all elected officials to preserve the safety of those we represent.” Continue reading