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148 House Dems Vote Against Bill to Deport Illegal Aliens Who Assault Cops

Almost 150 House Democrats on Wednesday opposed a bill to detain and then deport illegal immigrants who attack police officers.

The Detain and Deport Illegal Aliens Who Assault Cops Act passed the House 265-148, with 211 Republicans supporting it and no Republicans voting against it, according to the House Clerk’s website.

There were 148 Democrats opposing the bill, while 54 Democrats supported it. Seventeen members of the House did not vote — six Republicans and 11 Democrats.

Among the Democrats opposing the measure were Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Nancy Pelosi of California, Cori Bush of Missouri, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, the clerk’s roll call list said.

“House Democrats just voted to protect violent illegal immigrants over our brave law enforcement officers. Once again, the Democrat Party proves they are the most anti-law enforcement party in history,” Majority Whip Rep. Tom Emmer of Minnesota said, according to Fox News.

In a post on X, Republican Rep. Steve Scalise of Lousiana accused Democrats opposing the bill of “putting violent illegals over American police officers trying to protect our communities. Outrageous.”

The bill would target an illegal immigrant who “is charged with, is arrested for, is convicted of, admits having committed, or admits committing acts which constitute the essential elements of any offense involving assault of a law enforcement officer,”

Under its provisions “The Secretary of Homeland Security shall issue a detainer for an alien described in paragraph (1)(E) and, if the alien is not otherwise detained by Federal, State, or local officials, shall effectively and expeditiously take custody of the alien.”

Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey noted when he introduced the bill in February that a January incident in which four New York City police officers were beaten by a group of illegal immigrants was the catalyst for his legislation

“There is no reason that an illegal alien who attacks our law enforcement should remain in our country; that shows zero respect for our rule of law or our institutions, and they will not be positive contributors to society,” he said in a release on his website.

“My bill would require that federal law enforcement detain these individuals until they are deported from the country. In addition, it will create a new category for migrant inadmissibility, which specifically bars illegal aliens from remaining in our country who have been charged with, arrested for, convicted of, or admitted to committing assault against law enforcement officers,” he said.

“Our police put their lives on the line every day to keep our citizens safe — you do not get to break our law by crossing the border illegally, attack those whose job is to protect and defend the public, and then expect to stay in the United States. Unfortunately, until our borders are closed and secured, these types of laws are necessary to protect our nation and its citizens,” he said.

The disposition of the cases of those charged in the attack on NYPD officers reflects how the nation has gone wrong, the New York Post wrote in an editorial.

“Incredibly, six of the illegal migrants charged in that vicious Times Square attack on NYPD officers have been offered plea deals. The message: Progressives just don’t care about lawlessness,” it wrote.

“That’s right: Illegally enter the country, illegally flee from the border to Gotham, openly assault cops and you’ll get no more than a slap on the wrist,” the editorial said, adding, “that the attack was against police officers only amplifies the horror.”

“If this is protecting and defending against all enemies foreign and domestic, we’d hate to see what giving up looks like,” the editorial said.

READ 34 COMMENTS
  • RetOwl says:

    Please reveal in a large font the names of all the Democrats that voted against deporting illegal aliens that assault law enforcement officers.

  • John sweet says:

    This travesty demands that we revert to the Constitutional term of how long a members stay is in Congress! Just TWO years in the House and SIX years in the Senate no one was meant to make a life time of it.
    They were supposedly connected to their states by property, and response to local needs because they were community members for work and experience in the past not the isolated elitist that our politicians have become protecting their prurient interests over that of their constituents.
    These are the very ones that let slip over 11million illegal’s entrants and are flying in monthly plane loads across America.
    Their intentions are to rush through citizenship for them and let them vote in time for these coming elections!

  • Eagle pass says:

    Let’s deport them when orange man does his thing….

    Give them the nice beat down

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