House Democrats are lobbying President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to stop re-detaining criminal illegal aliens who were previously released from their custody.
The Democrats — led by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) — wrote a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas urging him not to re-detain criminal illegal aliens who have been released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody.
“Specifically, we urge you to refrain from re-detaining individuals previously released due to COVID-19 solely due to the improving pandemic conditions and to continue robust safety measures in ICE detention centers…” the Democrats wrote.
Criminal illegal aliens who were released from ICE custody as a result of the Chinese coronavirus crisis, the Democrats claim, pose “no danger to the community” and thus should not be re-detained:
These formerly detained people, however, continue to live with the constant