Rep. Stefanik reveals plan to deport or block immigrants convicted of sex crimes

New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik introduced a bill Wednesday that would both block and deport illegal immigrants with sex crime convictions in the United States.

The Better Enforcement of Grievous Offenses by unNaturalized Emigrants (BE GONE) Act was first introduced in the Senate by Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst earlier this month.

The current bill already has 58 sponsors in the House. Another 20 sponsors have joined the Senate version of the bill.

Border Security Is National Security

“We are witnessing a border crisis of historic proportions,” Stefanik said in a statement.
“The Biden Administration’s open-border policies are allowing the highest number of illegal border crossings through our Southern Border in over 30 years.
“We must work to ensure sex criminals are stopped and deported immediately for the safety of our citizens. Border security is national security, and I am proud to work to keep our communities safe,” she added.

Ernst Agrees

Ernst also release a statement regarding the Senate version of the bill.
“Our nation is facing a border and immigration crisis of historic proportions, whether President Biden and Democrats would like to admit it or not. It’s far past time the Biden Administration steps up to address the reality of the crisis at our border, and one easy fix is to ensure sexual predators and criminals are identified, stopped, and deported,” Ernst said.
“My BE GONE Act is gaining support and momentum because it is exactly the commonsense solution we need right now to modernize the immigration system and combat sexual violence and those seeking to exploit our laws,” she added.
“Specifically, the BE GONE Act would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 to include sexual abuse, sexual assault, and aggravated sexual violence as crimes that would disqualify foreign applicants for residence in the United States. This measure would also make resident immigrants who are not citizens deportable,” Ernst concluded.
Is there any reason all 100 senators and 435 house members should not unanimously vote in favor of the legislation?
The two lawmakers hope that by focusing on the worst aspect of illegal immigration that even Democrats in favor of Biden’s open border policies will agree illegal immigrants convicted of sex crimes should be removed from the country.
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