Moolenaar Votes for Kate's Law

June 29, 2017
Press Release

Today, the House of Representatives passed Kate’s Law to increase penalties for deported illegal immigrants who re-enter the United States.

The law is named after Kate Steinle who was killed in 2015 by an illegal immigrant who had been deported five times and convicted of multiple felonies. Kate’s Law keeps dangerous criminals behind bars by increasing the maximum number of years of imprisonment for deported felons who reenter the United States. 

Congressman John Moolenaar voted for the legislation and released the following statement:

“What happened to Kate Steinle in San Francisco was a tragedy. As a public servant, keeping Americans safe is my top priority. I support Kate’s Law because it will keep dangerous criminals behind bars and the increased penalties will help secure the border by serving as a deterrent to those who want to reenter the country illegally. ”