Jerry Nadler Vows to Block US from Deporting Illegal Aliens with Coronavirus
Democratic rep says Trump failed to contain the coronavirus in the US
Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), has sponsored new legislation to prevent the U.S. government from deporting illegal aliens who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Nadler blasted President Donald Trump claiming the president failed to contain the coronavirus in the United States by allowing ICE to deport illegal aliens.
“Not only has President Trump failed to contain COVID-19 within the United States, he has allowed ICE to recklessly export the pandemic abroad,” Nadler said in a statement.
“If we want to seriously stop the spread of this global health crisis, we cannot let ICE continue the dangerous practice of repatriating individuals without appropriate testing,” he said.
“The bill I've introduced requires ICE to expand testing for individuals set for repatriation and halt the removal of any individual who tests positive for COVID-19,” Nadler added.
“The reality is this legislation should not even be necessary; this is just basic common sense and the minimum that ICE should be doing."
“By containing cases known to have originated in the United States, we can protect countless lives and ease the burdens that vulnerable countries face in battling this deadly disease,” Nadler said.
The summary of Nadler’s proposal says in part:
"Section 3(a) requires the Director of ICE, prior to the repatriation or removal of individuals to test such individuals for SARS-CoV-2 and engage with the receiving country to ensure that they can be safely repatriated.
"Section 3(b) bars the repatriation or removal of individuals who test positive for SARS-CoV-2 until such individuals exhibit no signs of COVID-19 for at least 10 days and test negative for SARS-CoV-2 following the administration of two additional tests that are conducted at least 24 hours apart.
“Section 3(c) requires ICE to abide by the terms of this section beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act and ending 180 days after the date on which the COVID-19 public health emergency declared by the Secretary of Health and Human Services is terminated.”
In April, Trump won a Supreme Court victory after the conservative majority in the SCOTUS backed his plans to make it easier to deport criminal immigrants.
The court backed Trump on a 5-4 vote to remove some of the red tape regarding the deportation of immigrants who commit crimes in America.
Trump’s hardline stance on illegal immigration has been a key feature of his presidency and his 2020 re-election campaign, citing crimes committed by illegal aliens.
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In June, Trump published a proposal revising regulations that govern the processing of applications for asylum and withholding of removal.
The Hill reported:
The proposed changes would limit the number of meritless claims, provide additional clarity for the adjudicators on issues commonly raised by asylum applications.
It would also make the adjudicatory process more efficient.
Both Nadler and Immigration Subcommittee Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) called the proposed changes "abhorrent, un-American, and illegal.”