The current immigration situation in the United States is unacceptable, and the whole nation knows it.
For years now, nigh-unfettered illegal crossings into this nation have put an undue strain on local and national authorities, and enticed a vast number of migrants to support a human trafficking powerhouse just south of the border, rather than taking the safer, more secure route of naturalization.
Without drastic action, the issue could continue to spiral out of control, and that’s why Senator Josh Hawley is introducing a new bill to Congress that will change the way in which states can mitigate illegal immigration.
Legislation being introduced by Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., on Tuesday would allow states to enforce federal immigration law, including the deportation of illegal immigrants – as Hawley calls for the U.S. to “take the gloves off” to fight unlawful immigration.
The “Empowering States to Deport Illegal Immigrants Act” would authorize state and local law enforcement officers to enforce certain federal immigration laws, and comes amid ongoing Republican claims that the Biden administration is refusing to secure the border.
The bill would effectively abrogate a 2012 Supreme Court case which significantly limited the ability for states to be involved in immigration enforcement. Instead, the bill would allow states to use their resources for immigration enforcement.
The bill has some serious common sense to it.
It would give power to state prosecutors to initiate prosecutions for violations of federal immigration law. States would be able to deport illegal immigrants and for border states to move to secure the border.
The Biden administration has been highly criticized over their seemingly nonexistent response to the border crisis, and Republicans have been keying in on the issue in order to build momentum heading into the 2022 midterms.