Rep. Calvert Reintroduces Bill to Prevent Dangerous Criminal Illegal Immigrants from Being Released in our Communities

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) announced he has reintroduced legislation aimed at preventing criminal illegal immigrants from being released back in our communities.   The Help Ensure Legal Detainers (HELD) Act, H.R. 453, would require state and localities to adhere to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers. “When states and localities refuse to turnover illegal immigrants convicted of violent crimes to ICE for deportation they are putting our communities at risk,” said Rep. Calvert. “The HELD Act is rooted in the widespread belief that dangerous and violent criminal illegal immigrants should be given a one-way ticket out of our country. America is a nation of immigrants, but we are a beacon of hope throughout the world because we respe
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