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Saturday, July 24th, 2021

Bill seeks to empower immigration courts

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Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) has introduced four bills designed to empower immigration courts and make offender aliens deportable.

“The Biden administration’s reckless policies are openly inviting gangs and cartels to flock to the border, so it’s more urgent than ever that we ensure dangerous people can’t find cover in American communities,” Kennedy said. “When common sense is anything but common, these bills would make alien terrorists, gang members, and other criminals subject to deportation.”

The Empowering Immigration Courts Act would authorize immigration judges to impose a fine for contempt of court that is the same amount, $1,000, as the fine written in the criminal code.

The Terrorist Deportation Act would make any immigrant identified in the terrorist screening database, except permanent residents, deportable.

The Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act would make any immigrant who is a member of a criminal gang or has participated in gang activities deportable.

The Criminal Alien Removal Clarification Act would make any immigrant who has committed a felony or two misdemeanors deportable.