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Valadao Statement Regarding Passage of Public Safety Enhancement Laws

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Washignton, June 29, 2017 | Anna R. Vetter ((202) 815-1685) | comments
Today, United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) released the following statement regarding passage of H.R. 2004; Kate’s Law and H.R. 2003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act in the United States House of Representatives.
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WASHINGTON - Today, United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) released the following statement regarding passage of H.R. 3004; Kate’s Law and H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act in the United States House of Representatives.

"Since coming to Congress, I have been a vocal advocate of reforming every aspect of our broken immigration system – including implementing reforms to ensure undocumented immigrants who have committed violent crimes are not allowed to return to the United States. These dangerous individuals put our family members, friends, neighbors, and communities at risk. By enhancing penalties for deported felons, we can prevent these needless crimes from ever taking place."

"California’s ongoing efforts to prevent local law enforcement agencies from complying with federal law is reckless. Ensuring our communities are safe, and that dangerous criminals are not given a safe haven from punishment, should not be a controversial issue. While some oppose these bills under the guise that such policies disregard the civil rights of immigrants, the reality of the situation is that our immigrant communities, such as those in the Central Valley, are jeopardized most by these dangerous criminals.”

On Thursday, June 29, 2017, Congressman Valadao voted in support of H.R. 3004, Kate’s Law and H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act. H.R. 3004 passed the United States House of Representatives by a vote of 257 to 167 while H.R. 3003 passed by a vote of 228 to 195.

Congressman David G. Valadao represents the 21st Congressional District of California, which includes Kings County and portions of Fresno, Tulare, and Kern Counties.

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