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Saturday, September 08, 2018

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Friday that defines which crimes are grounds for deportation. The Community Safety and Security Act is meant to address a Supreme Court ruling from earlier this year, which found a previous law too vague when defining violent crime.

That previous law required noncitizens to be deported if they committed a "crime of violence." The new provision lists over 20 crimes such as murder, sexual abuse and firearms use and attempts to clarify those offenses.

The president tweeted his approval of the bill Friday morning and said Congress needed to "get this bill to my desk fast!"

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... "get this bill to my desk fast!" ...

Presuming, of course, someone does not remove the bill from his desk once it goes through the Senate and arrives on his desk to sign....

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-09-08 04:38 PM | Reply

148 Democrats voted "No" on this bill and all it did was specifically define what "crime of violence" means...must have been worried about losing voters.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-09-08 05:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"148 Democrats voted "No" ..." - #2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-09-08 05:01 PM

And 232 Republicans voted "No" on improved voting security... must have been worried about losing Russian support.

#3 | Posted by Hans at 2018-09-08 05:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


@#2 ... 148 Democrats voted "No" on this bill and all it did was specifically define what "crime of violence" means ...

"fleeing" is a crime of violence? *Was that put into the bill to help justify police officers shooting African Americans in the back?)

"stalking" is a crime of violence?

"aiding" someone who is "fleeing" is a crime of violence?

Don't you think some definitions might be a bit overly broad?

#4 | Posted by lamplighter at 2018-09-08 05:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--148 Democrats voted "No" on this bill a

148 criminal coddlers.

#5 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-08 05:17 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

@#5 ... 148 criminal coddlers. ...

Or maybe, 148 legislators who know a bad, overly broad bill when they see one.

Let me ask you a question... do you think that "fleeing" in and of itself is a violent crime?

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-09-08 05:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Let me ask you a question... do you think that "fleeing" in and of itself is a violent crime?

Read further, "(2) that has as an element the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against the person or property of another; ..."

#7 | Posted by et_al at 2018-09-08 09:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Being here illegally should be grounds and cause for immediate deportation.

#8 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2018-09-09 02:06 PM | Reply

Your Papers Please, Bogey.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-09 03:26 PM | Reply

"The new provision lists over 20 crimes such as murder, sexual abuse and firearms use and attempts to clarify those offenses."

Firearm use is not a crime.

Thanks, Second Amendment!

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-09 03:28 PM | Reply

It is about time.

#11 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-09-10 01:08 PM | Reply

#3

Deflection noted...when did you devolve into Snoofy Hans?

#12 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-09-10 01:26 PM | Reply

"Deflection noted..." - #12 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-09-10 01:26 PM

Only in your mind.

When did you devolve into Sniper, Righto?

#13 | Posted by Hans at 2018-09-10 01:30 PM | Reply

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