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Congressman David Kustoff

Representing the 8th District of Tennessee

Kustoff Votes to Enforce Immigration Laws and Enhance Public Safety

June 29, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative David Kustoff (TN-08) today issued the following statement after voting for The No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (H.R. 3003) and Kate’s Law (H.R. 3004). These bills aim to strengthen public safety by standing against dangerous sanctuary policies that shield criminals from law enforcement and by increasing penalties for deported felons who return to the United States.

“By shielding violent criminals from law enforcement, sanctuary cities put American lives at risk,” said Kustoff. “I am pleased the House passed legislation that will allow our federal law enforcement officers to rightfully detain and deport illegal aliens who have engaged in unlawful activity. In addition, Kate’s Law will reinforce penalties for deported felons who continue to re-enter the country and commit violent crimes. While there is much more work to be done in improving our immigration system, these two important bills are steps in the right direction.”