Blum co-sponsors ‘Kate’s Law’

Kate SteinleFrom Press Release


U.S. Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA 1) has signed on as an original co-sponsor of “Kate’s Law,” introduced by U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) in response to the tragic murder of 32-year-old San Francisco woman Kate Steinle by an illegal immigrant with a felony record who had been deported five times.  The bill would ensure that any adult illegal immigrant who is deported from the United States and chooses to again enter our country illegally faces a prison sentence of no less than five years.

“The heart-rending tragedy in California is just the latest clear sign that Congress must act in order to protect the American people.  Americans overwhelmingly support common sense rules that ensure the safety of citizens like Kate Steinle and this legislation does just that. By imposing a five year prison sentence on any adult illegal immigrant who is deported and yet chooses to again violate our laws we are sending a clear message that type of behavior will not be tolerated and that you will be held accountable,” Blum said.