Mr. Speaker, illegal Haitian immigrant Jean Jacques spent 17 years in a U.S. prison for attempted murder. After his release, ICE officials tried to deport him, but Haiti would not take him back, so he was let go. Five months later, he murdered Casey Chadwick of Connecticut, brutally stabbing her in the face and neck 15 times.
U.S. law says that illegals who have committed serious crimes will be deported. But if the country of origin won’t take their citizen back, they are released back on the streets of America. There are thousands of criminal aliens who have been turned loose on our streets because their home country won’t take them back.
I have introduced legislation to fix this. My bill codifies number seven of President Trump’s immigration plan, which states that we should ‘‘ensure that other countries take their people back when we order them deported.’’
My legislation would prohibit visas for these countries that refuse to take their crooks back. No more American lives like Casey’s should be lost because foreign criminals just won’t go home.
And that is just the way it is.