Bill Bennett joined Martha MacCallum on "The Story" tonight to react to the House passing two bills to crack down on illegal immigrants and the sanctuary cities that shelter them.
One bill would deny federal grants to sanctuary cities and the other, Kate’s Law, would increase the penalties for deported aliens who try to return to the United States.
Kate's Law is named for Kate Steinle, a San Francisco woman killed by an illegal immigrant who was in the U.S. despite multiple deportations.
"The whole country understands that you cannot harbor these illegal aliens who have committed crimes," Bennett said. "And the withholding of funds is perfectly reasonable."
He said if Democrats want to fight those issues, then President Trump will win "hands down."
He said it's crazy that illegal immigrant felons can repeatedly reenter the U.S. and wreak havoc and not face more serious consequences.
As for Trump's controversial travel ban - which goes into effect Thursday night - Bennett said anyone who criticizes the president must now also criticize the Supreme Court, which ruled earlier this week that his executive order was constitutional.
Bennett said that's why he doesn't expect significant pushback or demonstrations over the travel ban.
"The Supreme Court earned that adjective, that modifier: supreme," Bennett said. "And [it] showed it understands the Constitution in ways that the lower courts do not. They took their job seriously."
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