Rep. Ted Budd Helps Introduce Bill to Make Assaulting a Police Officer a Deportable Offense
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has helped introduce the Protect Our Law Enforcement with Immigration Control and Enforcement (POLICE) Act. The bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to explicitly state that assaulting a police officer is a deportable offense.
The bill was led by Rep. Andrew Garbarino (R-NY).
Rep. Budd said in a statement:
“Supporting our police includes removing dangerous people who do them harm. If an illegal immigrant commits the crime of assaulting an officer, they should be subject to immediate deportation. Our lawmakers must always back the men and women who protect and serve our communities. I’d like to thank Rep. Garbarino for leading this important bill.”
Rep. Garbarino said:
"As the Biden Border Crisis rages on and illegal aliens continue to be granted access to this country at an alarming rate, I have serious concerns about the ramifications for law enforcement officers who are on the front lines dealing with these migrants. Whether on Long Island or at the southern border, there should be no ambiguity that assaulting a police officer is a deportable offense. I introduced this bill to ensure that we can hold criminals accountable for violence against law enforcement officers who are simply doing their jobs. I am proud to stand with our men and women in blue."