Rep. Ted Budd Helps Introduce Bill to Block Sex Offenders From Immigrating to U.S.
Washington, October 27, 2021
Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) helped introduce the Better Enforcement of Grievous Offenses by unNaturalized Emigrants (BE GONE) Act. The bill would block and deport immigrants attempting to enter the United States who have been convicted of sexual assault.
The bill was led by Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) in the House and Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) in the Senate.
Read the full text of this legislation here.
Rep. Budd said in a statement:
“Anyone who commits the heinous crime of sexual assault while trying to immigrate to the United States should be immediately deported. In the middle of an unprecedented crisis at the southern border, bills like these are more important than ever. I thank Rep. Stefanik and Sen. Ernst for leading this legislation.”