Jun 30, 2017 Issues: Illegal Immigration

WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) continued his fight against illegal immigration by voting for passage of H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminal Act, and H.R. 3004, Kate’s Law.

“The tragic murders of Kate Steinle, Jamiel Shaw, and countless other acts of violence committed by criminal illegal aliens cry out for action,” said Congressman Jones.  “America must do more to stop illegal immigration.  Yesterday’s votes are an important step to returning this nation to the rule of law and ensuring our posterity.”

  • H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, would restrict certain federal funding from going to jurisdictions that refuse to enforce immigration law.  It would also provide limited immunity to jurisdictions that honor ICE detainers which are used to pick up criminal aliens from local detention facilities.  H.R. 3003 passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 228-195.
  • H.R. 3004, Kate’s Law, would increase penalties for illegal alien felons who illegally re-enter the United States. H.R. 3004 passed the House by a vote of 257-167.

Both bills now head to the Senate for further consideration.

Congressman Jones has consistently pushed for more federal action to stop illegal immigration.

For additional information, please contact Allison Tucker in Congressman Walter Jones’ office at (202) 225-3415 or