In an interview with Sharyl Attkisson, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) said that he wants to see the State Department and DHS enforce current law that allows the U.S. to suspend visas from countries who refuse to take back their criminal illegal aliens. As a member of the House Committee on Appropriations he wants to affect the funding of these agencies until they enforce the law.

Rep. Cuellar is concerned because when these countries refuse to take back their citizens these criminal illegal aliens are often released back into U.S. communities. The Supreme Court ruled that the federal government can only hold illegal aliens for a certain amount of time then they must be released.

“That means you’re releasing criminals into our streets because those countries refuse to take back those criminal aliens,” said Cuellar. “That’s wrong. And especially I think it’s even worse that this is already on the books, and we’re still issuing business tourist visas and student visas to countries that refuse to take back their criminal aliens. That’s wrong, and we’re hoping to change that.”

According to Rep. Cuellar there are currently about 30 countries that refuse to accept their criminal illegal aliens.

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Updated: Thu, May 11th 2017 @ 3:09pm EDT