House Republicans passed legislation known as “Kate’s Law” on Thursday that would crack down on illegal immigrants who commit crimes.
If the bill passes in the Senate and is signed into law by President Donald Trump, those who are convicted of three or more misdemeanors or a felony and return to the U.S. more than three times after being deported will be sentenced to up to 10 years in federal prison.
Kate’s Law has a simple message for everyone who lives peaceably in this country, regardless of citizenship status, Bill O’Reilly asserted on Friday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program.”
“Our government will protect us,” he said. “That’s all it is.”
O’Reilly slammed Democrats who oppose Kate’s Law because it “demonizes the immigrant community.” The bill is named for Kate Steinle, a 32-year-old woman who was killed by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco in 2015. The shooter, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, had reportedly been deported five times and was out on probation.
“Three weeks later, he shoots the girl dead, according to authorities,” O’Reilly described the horrifying incident.
“I am sick to my stomach about the Democratic Party not supporting [Kate’s Law]] and the media ignoring it,” he said.