Westerman Votes to Strengthen Immigration Laws, Protect Americans

June 29, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Thursday (June 29) upon passage of H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, and H.R. 3004, Kate’s Law:

“The United States is a nation of law and order,” Westerman said. “But instead of abiding by the law, many cities have been harboring individuals in this country illegally. Some of these illegal immigrants have committed heinous crimes while receiving harbor from federal immigration enforcement, bringing wrenching pain to families across this country. The bills passed by the House today would put a stop to cities harboring illegal immigrants without consequence, stripping federal funding from cities found to be in violation of federal immigration law. At the same time, the law would impose enhanced criminal penalties for illegal aliens with serious criminal records that have been convicted of illegal entry and subsequently return to the United States.”

More information on both bills may be found at the Republican Policy Committee: