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house Bill H.R. 384

Kate's Law: Do People Who Repeatedly Enter the Country Illegally Need Longer Prison Sentences?

Argument in favor

Longer prison sentences will help deter people who’ve been deported or barred from entering the U.S. from trying to illegally re-enter the country, and keep criminals off the streets.

Argument opposed

Increasing prison terms for people who illegally re-enter the country will only keep U.S. prisons full and cost taxpayers more money to keep repeat offenders incarcerated.

bill Progress


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      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedJanuary 9th, 2019

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Title

Establishing Mandatory Minimums for Illegal Reentry Act of 2019

Official Title

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase the penalties applicable to aliens who unlawfully reenter the United States after being removed.