Jessie ----
by on February 6, 2020
The Demorats are at it again folks. They are now trying to pass legislation that would decriminalize illegal aliens. Representatives García, Pressley, Jayapal and Bass are introducing the legislation.
Here’s what the act entails:
Beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security may not enter into, or extend, any contract with any public or private for-profit entity that owns or operates a detention facility for use of that facility to detain aliens in the custody of the Department of Homeland Security, and shall terminate any such contract not later than the date that is 3 years after the date of the enactment of this Act. Beginning on the date that is 3 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, any facility at which aliens in the custody of the Department of Homeland Security are detained shall be owned and operated by the Department of Homeland Security.
The New Way Forward Act would:
Reduce mass incarceration by ending mandatory detention and banning for-profit immigration jails.
Allow immigration judges to consider a person’s individual circumstances during deportation proceedings, allowing more people to remain with their families and move forward with their lives without fear that an old offense could lead to deportation.
Allow independent federal judges to review certain decisions of immigration judges that the 1996 laws unfairly tried to remove from judicial oversight.
End federal prison sentences and criminal prosecutions for people who cross the border seeking freedom, safety, opportunity, or to reunite with their families.
Advance racial justice and address obstacles to equal justice in the criminal legal system by limiting deportation for drug convictions and other offenses that result from enforcement that disproportionately targets communities of color.
Protect communities and local resources by ending the harmful practice of local police acting as deportation agents or carrying out mass deportations with ICE.
Allow people previously ordered deported to apply for the opportunity to come home.
And guess what folks, you the taxpayer would be paying for them to come here.
But let’s go back a bit, to 1996, and Bill Clinton’s Administration. Clinton signed 2 pieces of legislation that dramatically changed the criminal legal system and radically altered the U.S. immigration system. Just as the 1994 crime bill instituted unjust mandatory minimum sentences and ballooned the prison population, the immigration bills of that same era led to similarly disastrous consequences for immigrants — an explosion in the growth of detention and unfairly harsh punishments for immigrants, including mandatory deportations for minor crimes.
If they are in this country illegally, they should be deported.
But it was those 2 laws that Bill Clinton signed that are now responsible for today’s draconian immigration enforcement system.
Then on December 10, 2019, Reps. Jesús “Chuy” Garcia, Pramila Jayapal, Karen Bass, and Ayanna Pressley, in December 2019, introduced the New Way Forward Act or HR 5383 as it is also called.
Besides restoring due process for illegals, they also break down automatic pipelines to deportation from the criminal legal system. The legislation ends local police acting as federal immigration agents, and prohibits racial profiling and empowers sheriffs, as was the case with Joe Arpaio.
Fascinating isn’t it, how Demonrats are trying reward criminal behavior at the expense of American taxpayers.
As of now, there is no proposed date for a vote on the bill, but organization members have posted status updates across social media using the hashtag #NewWayForward. They have also hosted monthly community assembly meetings to talk about the bill and other policies.
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