GOP House Passes 'Laken Riley Act', 170 Dems Vote Against It

By Daniel Walker | April 14, 2024

U.S. House of Representatives

Killing of Laken Riley is now front and center of the 2024 presidential race.

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Laken Riley Act” by a vote of 251-170.

The bill

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Named after a 22-year-old Georgia woman murdered by an illegal immigrant, the bill would require detaining and deporting undocumented immigrants charged with theft.