Jim Steinle, the father of Kathryn Steinle, a young woman murdered in San Francisco by an illegal immigrant, testified before the U.S. Senate on Tuesday about closing loopholes in sanctuary cities.

Kathryn's murderer had been deported five times before her murder, but was allowed to stay in San Francisco due to their sanctuary city policy that doesn't allow local police to contact Immigration, Customs, and Enforcement about illegal immigrants caught committing crimes.

NBC reported that Jim addressed the Judiciary Committee stating that he and his family support legislation that would close legal loopholes that allow sanctuary cities to exist.

He recounted his last day with Kathryn and how he had a wonderful day with his daughter. They were walking arm-in-arm when she died.

"Suddenly a shot rang out, Kate fell, and looked at me and said, Help me, Dad. Those were the last words I will ever hear from my daughter," Jim told the Senate.

Jim's wife, who was sitting behind the grieving father, broke out in tears upon hearing her husband recant their child's death.

"Unfortunately, due to disjointed laws and basic incompetence on many levels, the U.S. has suffered a self-inflicted wound in the murder of our daughter by the hand of a person that should never have been on the streets of this country," he said.

Had San Francisco not had their sanctuary city policy, Kathryn's killer would have been in the custody of ICE agents upon his prison release from a previous arrest, and he would have never had the chance to murder her. It is only due to the city's sanctuary city policy that her death occurred.

"I feel strongly that some legislation should be discussed, enacted and changed to take these undocumented immigrants off our streets," he said in closing. "If Kate's law saves one daughter, one son, a mother, a father, Kate's death won't be in vain."

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), an ardent liberal, puckered his lips, sat stoned face, and made little eye contact with Jim as he called for legislation to hamper down on illegal immigrants with prior criminal convictions.

The House is slated to take up a bill sponsored by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) this week blocking funding for sanctuary cities. The bill will halt certain federal grants to sanctuary cities until those cities honor immigration requests.

Another proposal being pushed by Fox News host Bill O'Reilly is a bill called Kate's Law. It would punish undocumented aliens who are deported and return to the U.S. with a mandatory five-year sentence in a federal penitentiary upon conviction.

Kate's Law, as well intentioned as it seems, would be totally ineffective because the law already on the books punishes illegal immigrants for reentering the U.S. after a criminal conviction for an aggravated felony, with a maximum 20-year prison sentence.

The problem with many immigration laws is the lack of enforcement, not the lack of laws on the books.