The Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act passed in a 233-175 vote, and was backed largely by GOP lawmakers, and opposed by most Democrats. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Barbara Comstock. R-Va.
Democrats tried to stop the House bill that calls for criminal alien gang members to be deported but they failed. The bill aims at keeping criminal aliens from entering the U.S.
Ask yourself why Democrats would oppose keeping out criminal alien gang members.
The bill would require illegal immigrants in gangs to be detained and deported, and ensures that gang members are not able to receive immigration benefits, including asylum, special immigrant juvenile status or temporary protected status.
It’s a tool law enforcement needs. When Obama was president, border patrol was forced to release obvious gang members since many gang members are teens. It’s difficult to deport them now because of the leftist lawyers who fight it. This bill will help.
Democrats say they fear innocents could be caught up in this, including religious organizations who harbor them.
Customs and border protection documents show 16 teenagers crossing the border in 2014 admitted to be part of the deadly gang. But that didn’t stop the feds from placing them in community homes across the country. Democrat Claire McCaskill was upset the documents were released.
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said Customs and Broder Protection documents were turned over to the panel by a whistleblower.
“CBP apprehended them, knew they were MS-13 gang members, and they processed and disbursed them into our communities,” Johnson said.
The gang members were regarded as refugees fleeing bad conditions in their homelands according to the Obama administration, the Washington Times reported.