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Rep. Ruben Kihuen on His Journey From Undocumented Immigrant to Congressman

Ruben Kihuen came to the U.S. from Mexico with his parents when he was 8 years old. After they overstayed their visa, they fell into undocumented status. Today, he’s a Democratic congressman for Nevada’s 4th District, and Roll Call sat down to hear about that journey.

Sanctuary Cities Bills Filed as Families Testify About Killings

Grassley introduced a new bill Tuesday aimed at "sanctuary cities." (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

"Kate was beautiful, kind, caring, loving, and deep in faith; Kate had a special soul, a kind and giving heart, the most contagious laugh, and a smile that would light up a room," said Jim Steinle.  

A doting father, Steinle was describing his daughter, 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle — who was killed weeks ago in San Francisco allegedly by a felon here illegally who'd already been deported multiple times — to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.  "Kate loved to travel, spend time with her friends, and most of all spend time with her family," Steinle continued. "In fact, the day she was killed, we were walking arm in arm on Pier 14 in San Francisco, enjoying a wonderful day together."