30 Countries Won’t Take Their Criminals Back and a Democrat Rep Is Angry


The number of countries who won’t take back their criminals is up to 30. These alien felons are people who have committed serious crimes in the U.S., according to Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Democrat member of the Appropriations Committee. Cuellar has broken with his party on the issue of illegal immigration.

There is already a law on the books which allows the U.S. to hold visas from a country that is not taking back its criminals, but according to Cuellar, the U.S. is not enforcing it.

“We’re not enforcing it, which is amazing. So now my intent is to go back to our committee on appropriations and affect their funding until they do that,” Cuellar told Sharyl Attkisson, host of Full Measure, in an interview.

“That means you’re releasing criminals into our streets because those countries refuse to take back those criminal aliens,” said Cuellar. “That’s wrong. And especially I think it’s even worse that this is already on the books, and we’re still issuing business tourist visas and student visas to countries that refuse to take back their criminal aliens. That’s wrong, and we’re hoping to change that.”


Some use the excuse that diplomacy must be followed or we will upset those countries, though it obviously hasn’t worked. Cuellar has an answer for that.

“But my response is, but we can upset our constituents, we can upset our way of life that we have here by allowing those criminals to be released?” said Cuellar. “And basically the response from the State Department is because you have to work with the State Department and Homeland Security. And the State Department, with all due respect, was focused on diplomacy.”

They’re testing us and we’d better meet the challenge by refusing to issue visas to their countries. Vietnam, Cuba and China are among the countries not taking their criminals back.

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6 years ago

These hearing are playing into what everyone is concerned about. There is one accusation after another with the answer by the panel of no comment. It is LITERALLY a method and tactic to leave lingering doubts and questions on the mind of the viewers. What’s even WORSE is the Republicans allowing these Constant character assassinations to continue unabated.
Well, here’s my analysis

There should be an investigation into whether or not COMEY is a Russian agent. First, he went after Clinton in that news conference which damaged her credibility in the eyes of many.
Now he says it is in the public interest to verify a Trump / Russian link investigation which will cause irrevocable harm to the Trump administration. Clearly he is working to create “harm” to a democratic country which is said to be a goal of the Russian government. There is as much evidence for THIS as there is promulgated by the democrat party in the hearing.

6 years ago

I would think that Trump would be happy to jump on this and exercise this legal authority.
Let the courts show once again that they have contempt for the law.