Introduced by: Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
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The SECURE Act of 2017 introduces new mandatory minimums for a number of immigration-related offenses. This bill includes a version of “Kate’s Law”, which would create a 5-year mandatory minimum sentence for some or all illegal reentry offenders convicted under 8 U.S.C. section 1326. We have opposed Kate’s Law in the past and we oppose the SECURE Act, which would introduce even more ineffective mandatory minimums in an attempt to curb unauthorized immigration.
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