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Matt Gaetz Introduces Bill To Deport All Illegal Aliens During Pandemic

Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz has introduced legislation that, if signed into law, would require all illegal aliens under U.S. custody to be deported when the government declares a national emergency due to a communicable disease.

“It is unconscionable that at a time when we should be working together as Americans, Democrats are working to socially engineer our country and advance their legislative priorities,” the Republican lawmaker said in a statement first shared with Fox News on Wednesday.

“The PANDEMIC Act puts Americans first by requiring that all illegal aliens be deported during a pandemic, ensuring our resources are used to benefit and protect American citizens,” Gaetz continued.

Gaetz says the Protect American Nationals During Emergencies by Mitigating the Immigration Crisis Act, or PANDEMIC, was introduced in response to legislation filed by New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and Washington state Rep. Pramila Jayapal — both Democrats — that calls on federal immigration authorities to release detainees and stop targeting illegal aliens that are believed to not to use a substantial public safety risk.

That was not the first time Democratic lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have asked federal authorities to scale back their operations amid the coronavirus pandemic. A group of House Democrats, led by Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, requested Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in March freeze all deportations in response to the virus.

Gaetz pointed to the actions taken by the Mexican government, which has nearly repatriated all of the illegal aliens in its custody to remove the likelihood of migrant detention centers becoming hotbeds for outbreaks.

“I think we should love our country at least as much as Mexico loves theirs,” the Florida lawmaker said.

The Trump administration, in some ways, has scaled back its immigration enforcement efforts. ICE announced it would focus more on individuals who posed more a public safety threat, and the agency has released hundreds of immigrants at risk of coronavirus complications.

At the same time, the administration has increased enforcement operations in other areas. The Department of Homeland Security, for example, has closed both the northern and southern borders off to all “non-essential” traffic, immediately turning back illegal entrants, and President Donald Trump has threatened visa sanctions on any country that refuses to accept deportees from the U.S.

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  1. Good luck, Matt Gaetz. That will be a tough job in our society where illegals are given more respect than our citizens get.

  2. Our goverments movements have consequenses. Years ago I had 2 family members working at a meat packng plant, until illegals overwhelmed the American workers. Americans were treated like 2nd class citizens, and were intimidated by the large number of non-Americans. Now we are having a virus problem at the packing facilities. Well Duh!

  3. I say deport ALL WETBACKS PERIOD!!!

    Wetbacks have broken into our house and one dimensional MORONIC regressive hypocritical politically correct LIEberals say they deserve keys to the house, the car, free health care free education welfare food stamps and they have the right to our paychecks ~ And now they want to admit hundreds of thousands of Muslims which cannot possibly be vetted 10% or more of which are more than likely jihadists? There is a difference between charity and stupidity!!!! Anyone not realizing this FACT should be institutionalized !!!

    Now let’s see if I have this right!!!

    If you cross the North Korean border illegally you get 12 years hard labor if you’re lucky, if not you’re charged with espionage and executed as a spy!!!

    If you cross the Iranian border illegally you are detained indefinitely and Kerry Øb☭ma bin Laden et al will NOT negotiate for your freedom but instead provide Iran a clear path to nuclear weapons which they will undoubtedly use on US while Iran gives nothing in return!!!!
    If you cross the Iranian border illegally you are detained indefinitely and Kerry Øb☭ma bin Laden ET AL will NOT negotiate for your freedom but instead provide Iran pallets of currency amounting to Billions to the Mullahs who run the Iranian government as well as a clear path to nuclear weapons which they will undoubtedly use on US while Iran gives nothing in return!!!!

    If you cross the Afghan border illegally, you get shot, while Øb☭ma bin Laden negotiates with the Taliban Giving them Five Generals for ONE POS Deserter!!.

    If you cross the Saudi Arabian border illegally you will be jailed whipped and if you are a woman subjected to genital mutilation.

    If you cross the Chinese border illegally you are sent to a labor camp and may never be heard from again.

    If you cross the Venezuelan border illegally you will be branded a spy and your carcass will be dragged in the street.

    If you cross the Cuban border illegally you will be thrown into political prison to rot while the Cuban government is cozy with Øb☭ma bin Laden and receives US recognition and “assistance” while giving up nothing in return!!

    If you cross the U.S. border illegally you get; a job (if you want one), a drivers license, social security card, welfare, food vouchers, credit cards, subsidized rent or a loan to buy a house, free education, free health care, a lobbyist in District of Corruption billions of dollars worth of public documents printed in your language, the right to carry your country’s flag while you protest that you don’t get enough respect and, in many instances, you can vote.

    Now lieberal fools are inviting TERRORISTS into our home who WILL NOT ASSIMILATE and DEMAND “WE” LIVE BY “THEIR” SHARIA LAW!!!

    I just wanted to make sure I had a firm grasp on the situation!!!

    It’s time to wake up America and stop the “Stupidity,
    So let me ask, where is the inscription on the Statue of Liberty that it says “bring me your hostile lazy assed freeloaders waiving their own flag?”

    Apathy and this INANE and DANGEROUS Political Correctness ”

    Spoiler alert: LIEberals will never tell you that WETBACKS who come here are not vaccinated against Mumps Small Pox Rubella Measles Polio Diphtheria etc. And are geographically relocated throughout America WITHOUT a single word to the American people putting our children at risk. Thanks Demorrhoids!!!!

    It’s time to wake up America

  4. Gaetz ‘s bill is a counter punch to Booker and sadly won’t knock out the Democrats but keeps us on our toes another round….The elected Democrats will use nd MIS-use these illegals to aide their goal of an open border trending to One World where few rule from a throne , and they see themselves as one of the few.

    If you honestly feel that this is supposed to be a government BY THE PEOPLE……show it! Pick a candidate, help support him, recruit others and get out the vote…we can put these Anti-Americans on the mat for a 10 count….”Couch Complainers” go unheard.


  5. The narrative that mexicans just want a safe, opportunity-based place to raise their families of 20 is absurd. Here in TX they live 5 families to a single domicile, and there are houses in every single neighborhood being used by illegals as temporary housing until they can get settled in and have a working plan. Often funded by the mexican govt itself. Ever notice 12 cars parked outside of a single house in your neighborhood? Yeah,, thats no party…

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