US House passes Laken Riley Act to mandate DHS detain criminal illegal aliens | Eastern North Carolina Now

The US House has passed the Laken Riley Act, named in honor of the Georgia nursing student recently kidnapped and murdered by an illegal alien from Venezuela that the Biden regime had released into the country, and had previously been arrested on other criminal charges.  The bill mandates that the Department of Homeland Security detain all illegal aliens who commit crimes.  All Republicans were joined by 37 Democrats in passing the bill, while 170 Democrats voted against it.  It will now go to the Democrat-run US Senate where its fate is uncertain.

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( March 10th, 2024 @ 5:57 pm )
A bill to detain illegal aliens who commit crimes was blocked in the Senate by Democrat leader Sen. Dick Durbin. The bill, Sarah's Law, named after an earlier American girl murdered by an illegal alien who had been released on earlier offense, was pushed by Sen/ Jonie Ernst (R-Iowa) who asked for unanimous consent to move it to the Senate calendar. Durbin objected saying illegal aliens should be treated like legal immigrants and given full due process.
Big Bob said:
( March 9th, 2024 @ 4:06 pm )
Call a whambulance
( March 9th, 2024 @ 2:29 pm )
The Lankford sellout was NOT a "compromise". It was a betrayal that tried to legitimize Biden's distortions of our immigration laws and created incentives for more illegal aliens to come. Instead of solving anything, it just made the situation on the border worse. No wonder the Oklahoma GOP has censured Lankford and cut off all support to him.

Legitimizing Biden's bastardization of illegal immigration was LESS than nothing. It was going backward. The Democrats' idea of a "compromise is doing it all or mostly their way, with maybe a few bribes for Republican sellouts thrown in.

Lankford has always been a Chamber of Commerce doofus on illegal immigration. McConnell sending him to "negotiate" was a signal that what McConnell really wanted to do was surrender, which was what he tried to do. If McConnell really wanted to get something worthwhile out of the discusions he would have sent a fighter like Ted Cruz or J.D. Vance to negotiate, not a pathetic surrender monkey like Lankford.
Big Bob said:
( March 9th, 2024 @ 6:07 am )
So what. You can’t get it to pass. Instead of compromising and getting something, you take the ball and go home.

Like a spoiled child.
You don’t have the votes for HR2. So you took nothing. Stop crying.
( March 9th, 2024 @ 12:14 pm )
Republicans in the House are still pressing for real action on illegal immigration. The latest is the just-introduced "Build the Wall and Deport Them All Act"
( March 9th, 2024 @ 7:05 am )
Republicans are trying to do something about Biden's border disaster. The GOP House has passed a bill to secure the border, HB 1, and now a bill to deal with migrant crime, the Laken Riley Act. The Republicans are doing something, but it is the Biden Democrats who are stalling in the Senate, in conjunction with the RINO "Republicans" like Chamber of Commerce Lankford, who try to sell us out by encouraging more illegal aliens to come in. That fool was actually quoted as saying "I love all immigrants equally, legal and illegal". Those who arrogantly break our laws should NEVER be treated the same as those who properly go through the process to come legally.
( March 8th, 2024 @ 8:49 pm )
The House passed HR2 months ago to take serious action to crack down on the influx of illegal aliens, but it sits in committee in the Democrat run Senate, not moving. It is the Democrats who are unable to govern. Now the House has also passed the Laken Riley Act, which I guess will also sit in limbo in the Democrat run Senate.
Big Bob said:
( March 8th, 2024 @ 5:28 pm )
So like with everything else, we do nothing. Congrats !
MAGA -unable to govern
( March 8th, 2024 @ 2:48 pm )
BS, Bobbie. The sellout crowd put forward a bill to legitimize Biden's deviations from the law. That proposal weakened, not strengthened our immigration laws. We should do as Hungary does and reject all illegal aliens. The asylum treaties do NOT require us allowing people already in a safe country to enter ours. We could reject all of them coming from Mexico and Canada and should do so.
Big Bob said:
( March 8th, 2024 @ 6:40 am )
Immigration law is actually complex. My guess, JB does follow it. What you are suggesting is that the law needs to be changed. One of the most conservative members proposes changes that strengthen the laws but the MGT- Boober crowd shot it down because Trump wouldn’t get credit.
MAGA- un able to govern
( March 7th, 2024 @ 9:40 pm )
Would Biden and his underlings obey any immigration law? They are scoflaws who just arrogantly refuse to obey most duly adopted US immigration laws. I hope the law has some severe penalties for disobeying it.

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