Posted on May 18, 2016

Congressman Introduces Bill to Withhold Funds, Travel Visas from Countries That Refuse to Repatriate Criminal Aliens

Melanie Hunter, CNS News, May 17, 2016

Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) introduced a bill on Friday to withhold foreign aid and travel visas from countries that refuse to take back illegal immigrants who have been given a final order of removal from the United States.

The Criminal Alien Deportation Enforcement Act of 2016 or H.R. 5224 was filed in response to a House Oversight Committee hearingon criminal aliens. As previously reported, 86,288 criminal aliens were released by the Obama administration from 2013-2015 after committing over 231,000 crimes.


Babin’s bill would “withhold Federal financial assistance from each country that denies or unreasonably delays the acceptance of nationals of such country who have been ordered removed from the United States and to prohibit the issuance of visas to nationals of such country.”

“In just the past three years, the Obama Administration has allowed tens of thousands of dangerous criminal aliens back onto U.S. Streets–including 14,000 in Texas alone,” said Babin.