This week Rep. Brian Babin re-introduced his Criminal Alien Deportation Enforcement Act (H.R. 82), which would cut foreign aid and travel visas to countries who refuse to accept their illegal criminal aliens back into their country after they have been ordered deported from the U.S. Rep. Babin first introduced this bill 2016 and the bill received 52 cosponsors.

Under a Supreme Court ruling ICE is forced to release criminal aliens onto the streets when the alien’s home country refuses or delays the alien's repatriation. A recent House Oversight and Government Reform Committee report showed that 86,288 illegal immigrants who committed 231,074 crimes were released by the Obama Administration since 2013.

“There is absolutely no reason that criminal aliens should be released back onto America’s streets, yet that is exactly what is happening by the thousands each and every year because their countries of origin refuse to take them back,” Rep. Babin said in his press release.

The bill would:

  • Withhold foreign aid to uncooperative countries that refuse to take back their citizens who are criminal aliens;
  • Suspend visas for countries that are deemed non-cooperative in repatriating their own citizens who are criminal aliens;
  • Make it easier to track non-cooperative countries by mandating that the Department of Homeland Security submit to Congress a report every three months listing the uncooperative countries; and
  • Provide the victims of crimes committed by criminal aliens standing in federal court to sue for deportation of such criminal aliens.

Section 243(d) of the Immigration and Nationality Act authorizes the State Department to withhold visas from any country that refuses to repatriate its citizens. However, the State Department has imposed visa sanctions only once, on Gambia, just a few months ago, which worked right away, said Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies.

Denying immigrant and nonimmigrant visas to nations that refuse to repatriate their citizens is #7 on NumbersUSA’s 10 Steps to Fix our Broken Immigration Enforcement System.

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Updated: Mon, Feb 6th 2017 @ 11:47am EST