U.S. House of Representatives

By Andrew Taylor
Associated Press
Jul 14, 2015 – 1:13 PM ET

Washington, D.C. —

A GOP-controlled House panel has voted to block so-called sanctuary cities from receiving certain federal grants.

The Appropriations Committee also wants to prevent the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency from releasing from detention people with criminal records who are in the country illegally before deporting them to their home country.

The legislation comes after the killing of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco, allegedly at the hands of an immigrant who had been turned over to the city by ICE but was released instead of being handed back so the federal government could deport him.

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