Dean Heller stands with Law Enforcement, fights for Kate’s Law
Why is Dean Heller working so hard to protect Nevadans from criminal aliens seeking refuge under the umbrella of sanctuary cities?
Kate and Nevada families are why.
Two years ago, 32 year-old Kate Steinle was walking along the San Francisco waterfront with her father when tragedy struck. In an instant, Kate’s father lived every parent’s nightmare and was eyewitness to his own daughter’s murder.
A seven-time convicted felon who illegally entered the U.S. after being deported on five separate occasions.
In 2015, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement attempted to detain Kate’s murderer for an outstanding warrant until federal immigration authorities could further address his situation. However, due to San Francisco’s sanctuary city policies, local law enforcement was not permitted to contact federal officers and he was released. Shortly thereafter, he took the life of Kate Steinle.
Since Kate’s murder, members of Congress have sparked a strong effort to combat criminal aliens like the man who took Kate’s life from harming innocent Americans, and Dean Heller is Nevada’s voice in that fight.
Dean stands with law enforcement and has used his office to help fight back against sanctuary cities to ensure dangerous criminals are not returned to our neighborhoods due to lack of communication between local and federal law enforcement. Nevada families should not have to live in fear of known violent criminals walking our streets.
Heller has also fought for mandatory minimum sentences on illegal reentry to help put an end to attacks like Kate’s.
Committed to public safety and secure borders, Dean Heller works hard every day to ensure Nevada’s communities are safe from dangerous criminals regardless of their nation of origin. Unfortunately, thousands of criminals remain in this country under protected sanctuaries, and although most Americans would hope Kate’s murder is an isolated attack, unless we put a stop to the policies that protect these criminals, we can not be so sure.