President Donald Trump called on Republicans in the House to pass anti-illegal immigration bills that the White supports but still on hold in Congress, The Daily Caller reports.
The president hosted the families of victims of crimes done by illegal immigrants at the White House on Wednesday in an effort to convince the House GOP to approve the measures.
President Trump’s immigration agenda are centered on two bills that Congress is set to vote this week.
One is intended to cut funding to so-called “sanctuary cities,” which offer safe haven to illegal immigrants to avoid deportation.
The other is called “Kate’s Law,” which would raise the maximum penalty for criminals who came into the U.S. illegally.
“We’re calling on all members of Congress to honor grieving American families by passing these lifesaving measures in the House, in the Senate, and then sending them to my desk for a very rapid signature,” Trump said during the White House meeting.