Rep. Ben Cline Stands For Rule of Law

June 5, 2019

The perverse effect of H.R. 6 is that criminal aliens, gang members, terrorist threats, and other public safety threats who could be denied a green card, will still be free to stay in the country – as if the U.S. is a sanctuary nation. My Motion to Recommit would have made it easier for DHS to deny gang members’ applications by making it an eligibility requirement that an alien not be a gang member, and by explicitly permitting DHS to take into account the information found in gang databases. And it would have ensured that criminals, gang members, and those who are terrorist and other public safety threats are referred for a determination of removal from the United States.