The House recently passed legislation to deport illegal immigrants who are arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Over 100 Democrats voted against “The Protect Our Communities from DUIs Act.” The bill received enough support to pass the House, having been supported by 274 lawmakers, with 59 being Democrats.
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Rep. Barry Moore (R-AL) introduced the legislation, which would ensure that illegal immigrants driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol would never be allowed to enter the U.S. again.
“Today, my legislation that forces President Biden to deport illegal immigrants who drive drunk or impaired passed the House. I thank my @HouseGOP colleagues for joining me to protect American families by ensuring illegals who commit these offenses are off our streets,” Moore wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Today, my legislation that forces President Biden to deport illegal immigrants who drive drunk or impaired passed the House.
— Rep. Barry Moore (@RepBarryMoore) February 1, 2024
While speaking to Fox News, Moore noted that Americans die about every 45 minutes in car crashes dealing with an impaired driver.
“In the United States, someone dies in a crash with an impaired driver every 45 minutes. I lost two of my young newlywed constituents to an illegal immigrant driving under the influence of alcohol,” the Alabama congresswoman told Fox News.
“Angel and Jeremy were riding a motorcycle together when out of nowhere an illegal alien, under the influence of alcohol, collided into the newlyweds with his pickup,” he added.
Under President Joe Biden’s watch, illegal immigration has soared at unprecedented levels in the U.S. As Republicans focus their attention on the crisis at the southern border, Democrats refuse to enact border security measures, instead attacking conservatives for making unlawful migration into a “campaign issue.”
Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) issued a scathing rebuke of Republicans during a debate on Moore’s legislation, claiming that they “won’t give the president any means to deal” with the southern border crisis.
Biden’s refusal to deter illegal immigration at the southern border has paved the way for fentanyl to be imported into America, killing more than 100,000 Americans.
“They don’t want to solve the problem, they want to keep the problem going as a campaign issue,” Nadler claimed. “So, don’t come up here and talk about the problems on the southern border if you won’t give the president any means to deal with it.”