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Budd Helps Introduce Bill to Deport Illegal Immigrants That Commit DUIs

Washington, D.C. — Today, Senator Ted Budd (R-NC) helped introduce the Protect Our Communities From DUIs Act alongside Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN).

The legislation automatically deports illegal immigrants who are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) within the United States. Currently, DUIs are not included on the list of crimes that trigger an automatic deportation.

The legislation is co-sponsored by Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Katie Britt (R-AL), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Deb Fisher (R-NE), James Lankford (R-OK), Mike Lee (R-UT), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Thom Tillis (R-NC).

The House of Representatives passed the companion legislation with the support of all Republicans and 59 Democrats.

Senator Budd said in a statement:

“Supporting law and order includes keeping dangerous individuals who harm our citizens out of our communities. No illegal alien who drives under the influence of drugs or alcohol should be admitted to the U.S., and must be deported if that person is already in the U.S. That’s a commonsense step we can take to keep our communities safe.”

Senator Hagerty said:

“Our nation is seeing a surge in violent crimes committed by illegal immigrants, and they are not being held accountable. It is unconscionable that illegal immigrants that break our laws and endanger our communities are allowed to remain in the U.S. President Biden and Democrats’ willingness to pursue far-left immigration policies at the expense of Americans’ safety must end, and I’m pleased to introduce this commonsense legislation that would strengthen our ability to hold illegal immigrants accountable and protect our citizens.”


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