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U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) office will host in-person and virtual Mobile Office Hours next week to assist constituents with federal casework issues in their respective local communities. These office hours offer constituents who do not live close to one of...

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Rubio, Colleagues Introduce Keep Our Communities Safe Act

Jun 10, 2022 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) introduced the Keep Our Communities Safe Act. The legislation would close a loophole that requires immigration authorities to release, into the United States, illegal immigrants whose immigration cases are still being processed, a practice also referred to as “catch and release.”
 
 “Our Southern Border is in disarray, and the Biden Administration refuses to enforce immigration laws,” Rubio said. “This bill would put an end to the “catch and release” practice, which does nothing but incentivize more people to make the dangerous trek across our southern border.”
 
“Our immigration system is broken and President Biden won’t acknowledge the crisis we are facing at the southern border,” Inhofe said. “That’s why my colleagues and I introduced the Keep Our Communities Safe Act this week. This legislation would close the ‘catch-and-release’ loophole, which puts law abiding citizens, local law enforcement officials and communities at risk. Our bill will ensure that illegal aliens who have been found guilty of violent crimes and aggravated felonies are not able to remain in our communities. As the current law stands, an illegal alien with a criminal record is released back into the United States after six months if no other country accepts them for deportation. This bill is a commonsense solution and it’s time for it to become law.”
 
Click here for a full list of original cosponsors.