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Representatives Tlaib, Pressley Introduce Bill Allowing Illegal Aliens to Vote


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Just when you thought you’d seen every possible bad idea from “The Squad”, they come up with something even worse.

Two of the members, Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, have introduced a bill today that among many awful ideas, would allow illegal aliens to vote.

Called the BREATHE Act, it also would close prisons and immigration detention centers and defund the police.

Here’s the full details of the ridiculous proposed bill from Fox News:

Here’s a brief summary of what’s in the BREATHE Act.

Section 1: Divesting from police

  • Divesting from agencies like the DEA and ICE as well as moving federal resources away from incarceration and policing
  • Eliminate ankle monitors
  • End civil asset forfeiture, which even some conservatives say is readily open to police abuse
  • End life sentences and mandatory minimum sentences
  • Develop a “time-bound plan to close all federal prisons and immigration detention centers”
  • Decriminalize and retroactively expunge both state and federal drug offenses

Section 2: Community safety

  • Offer a 50 percent federal match for projected savings when states and/or local jurisdictions close detention facilities, including jails
  • End cooperation with immigration authorities
  • Ban “pretextual” police stops and searches, even where police obtain consent. It’s not clear how the lawmakers would define a “pretextual” police stop
  • Abolish police gang databases, as well as armed cops and metal detectors in school
  • Forgive all outstanding court debt
  • Tie state grants to intervention programs that involve specialists other than police responding to some 911 calls 

Section 3: Allocating new money

  • Create a plan to close youth detention centers
  • Pilot programs for universal basic income
  • Develop curricula that examine the political, economic, and social impacts of colonialism, native genocide, and slavery
  • Create tools to promote environmental justice, including by subsidizing “community” energy solutions
  • Provide lifetime education for illegal immigrants and the currently incarcerated
  • Ensure all communities have safe access to water
  • Eliminate state laws that bar formerly incarcerated people from serving as guardian for their own children or others in their community

Section 4: Holding officials accountable

  • Pass the Commission to Study Reparation Proposal for African-Americans Act and establish commissions to “design reparations” for mass incarceration to include those caught up in the War on Drugs, border and police violence and the “systemic violation of the U.S. Government’s treaty obligations to Tribal nations”
  • Enfranchise all incarcerated individuals
  • Guarantee private right of action for recovering damages when a federal official has committed a constitutional violation
  • Allowing local and state resident voting for illegal immigrants

Take a look at the latest on Twitter over the BREATE Act:

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