Non-citizens who commit felonies or are repeat offenders shouldn’t be allowed to stay in the U.S. This bill would clarify that the government has authority to deport those who undermine public safety and give the Dept. of Justice (DOJ) and Homeland Security specific guidance on how to remove non-citizens who break the law.
This bill would lead to the unjust deportation non-citizens for a felony conviction or convictions for at least two misdemeanors, which is a threshold that could be crossed with relatively minor offenses. The federal government should only prioritize the deportation of non-citizens with more egregious criminal histories.