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The House Judiciary Committee passed on Thursday two bills -- one that grants amnesty to certain deported aliens and another that rewards and encourages more illegal immigration. H.R. 7946, the Veteran Service Recognition Act of 2022 introduced by Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.), would allow aliens who served in the military and were deported because of a criminal conviction to return to the U.S. and receive a green card. H.R. 2920, the American Families United Act introduced by Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas), would protect illegal-alien family members of U.S. citizens from deportation.

While the bills are now cleared to come to the floor for a vote, they would face a tough road to passage in the Senate should they pass in the House.

Under H.R. 7946, the Department of Homeland Security would be able to waive prior criminal convictions and accusations of "crimes of moral turpitude" for former members of the armed services. While a path exists for aliens who serve honorably, they must still abide by laws passed by Congress, including those that could result in their removal.

While the Biden Administration has halted nearly all interior enforcement, H.R. 2920 protects illegal alien family members of U.S. citizens from deportation, serving as a magnet for more illegal immigration - primarily via abuse of birthright citizenship and marriage-related immigration fraud.

NumbersUSA alerted members of the House Judiciary Committee before the vote of our intent to include the roll call on our immigration grade cards.

NumbersUSA to Score Against HR 7946 and HR 2920

While aliens who serve in our armed forces are rightly rewarded with access to naturalization, our immigration laws must apply equally across the board. By exempting convicted criminals from the immigration consequences of their actions solely because they served in the military, HR 7946 essentially declares that a veteran criminal is somehow preferable to a non-veteran criminal. That is preposterous. We are grateful to the men and women who serve in our armed forces, but if they choose to commit a crime or otherwise violate the law, they should face the same consequences as any other criminal.

Vote NO on HR 7946.

America currently is faced with an administration that is refusing to obey its constitutional mandate to ensure that the duly enacted immigration laws are faithfully enforced. The result is chaos on the border, record numbers of illegal crossers, massive amounts of drugs flowing across the border, overcrowded homeless shelters, packed emergency rooms, and more. Instead of attempting to address any of this, Democrats are encouraging this lawlessness by codifying it in HR 2920. By carving a loophole into immigration enforcement for illegal aliens married to U.S. citizens under the guise of "discretion," this legislation encourages marriage fraud and even higher levels of illegal immigration.

Vote NO on HR 2920.

You can read the text of H.R. 7946 here and the Committee's final vote tally here.

You can read the full text of H.R. 2920 here and the Committee's final vote tally here.

Updated: Fri, Jul 29th 2022 @ 7:43am EDT