House passes major immigration bill that could change everything

Immigration has been on everyone’s minds for months. And people are starting to wonder if anything will ever change.

But now, the House has passed a major immigration bill that could change everything.

By a vote of 251 to 170 on Thursday, the House of Representatives enacted the Laken Riley Act; all of the “nay” votes came from Democrats.

The 22-year-old student who was killed earlier this month by an unauthorized immigrant is honored in the bill’s name.

If the bill is approved, it would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to require the Department of Homeland Security to hold anyone who entered the nation illegally and who “is charged with, is arrested for, is convicted of, admits having committed, or admits committing acts which constitute the essential elements of any burglary, theft, larceny, or shoplifting offense.”

“The Secretary of Homeland Security shall issue a detainer for an alien described in paragraph (1)(E) and, if the alien is not otherwise detained by Federal, State, or local officials, shall effectively and expeditiously take custody of the alien.”

Riley’s body was found near a lake on February 22, and shortly after Jose Antonio Ibarra, an illegal immigrant from Venezuela, was accused of killing Riley.

He is being jailed without bond after entering the country illegally in September.

In October, he was taken into custody for shoplifting theft, but the police later freed him.

After the vote, Speaker of the House Mike Johnson took to X to tear into the Democrats who opposed the bill.

“170 House Democrats just voted against the Laken Riley Act, refusing to require the detention and deportation of illegal immigrants who have been caught committing a crime,” he said.

“Sadly, if these Democrats have their way, there will be more victims like Laken Riley,” Johnson added.

Other key figures took to X to express their frustration with the Democrats who seem so opposed to protecting American lives.

“Doesn’t it seem odd to vote against deporting illegal immigrants who commit a crime?” said Elon Musk in a post on X.

We cannot allow the Left to keep opposing the protection of American citizens’ lives.

We must elect politicians who will protect America.

Stay tuned to Prudent Politics.

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