Dem Lawmakers Vote To Keep Migrants Who Attack Cops In Country

( – Despite passing the House of Representatives in a vote, 148 Democrats opposed the legislation that would automatically deport any illegal immigrant who attacks a police officer.

On Wednesday, May 15, the House passed HR7343 in a vote of 265-148. The bill, which is called the “Detain and Deport Illegal Aliens Who Assault Cops Act,” was sponsored by GOP Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, and 45 Democrats joined with Republicans to pass it, highlighting National Police Week.

When filing the bill, Van Drew wrote that he saw no reason to allow illegal aliens who have attacked law enforcement to remain in the country, which he said “shows zero respect” for the American rule of law or its institutions. He added that the illegals who attack police “will not be positive contributors to society.”

The legislation requires federal law enforcement to capture and hold such criminals until they can be deported. The bill also creates a new category of migrants who are inadmissible to remain in the country if they’ve been charged, arrested, or convicted of assaulting police, or if they have admitted to doing so.

Although 45 Democrats did support the bill, Van Drew still aimed at those who voted against it, accusing them of choosing to stand with illegal immigrants over law enforcement, which he said was unsurprising.

Republican Majority Whip Tom Emmer of Minnesota appeared on Fox News and agreed with his colleague, stating that the House Democrats who voted against Van Drew’s legislation “voted to protect violent illegal immigrants” over the lives of “brave law enforcement officers.” Emmer said the party proved “once again” that they’re “the most anti-law enforcement party” in American history.

The filing comes in the wake of a broad daylight assault on New York City Police (NYPD) officers by a group of illegal immigrants, which was caught on film and went viral, gaining international coverage. Most of the suspects caught after the incidents were released, leading to heavy criticism of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

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