Every 45 Minutes, an Impaired Driver Claims a Life in the United States
In a bid to address the alarming number of fatalities resulting from crashes involving impaired drivers, Representative Barry Moore of Alabama has introduced a bill that aims to tackle the issue head-on. According to Rep. Moore, the urgency to take action is further compounded by recent incidents involving undocumented immigrants driving under the influence of alcohol.
Automatic Deportation and Permanent Inadmissibility for DUI Offenders in the U.S. Illegally
The proposed bill seeks to make individuals who are charged with a DUI and are in the United States illegally automatically eligible for deportation and permanently inadmissible. This comes in response to a recent case in which an undocumented migrant, who had been deported four times previously, was accused of causing a fatal car crash involving alcohol.
A Growing Concern for Likely 2024 Voters
The issue of stricter immigration and border security has long been championed by Republicans. However, recent polls indicate that likely voters in the upcoming 2024 elections are increasingly concerned about the state of both. With public sentiment shifting, lawmakers are feeling greater pressure to address these pressing concerns.
President Biden’s Stance on Border Security
President Biden has recently escalated his rhetoric on border security. He has vowed to “shut” the U.S.-Mexico border if granted the necessary legislative authority. Currently, Senate and White House negotiators are actively working towards finding a solution to the border crisis.
House GOP’s Determination to Address the Migrant Crisis
Speaker Mike Johnson, leading a delegation of over 60 House Republicans, recently visited Eagle Pass, Texas, to evaluate the situation firsthand. Johnson has been a vocal critic of President Biden’s policies, which he claims have contributed to the ongoing migrant crisis. In a show of resolve, House GOP leaders are planning to hold a chamber-wide vote on impeaching Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who has been involved in the Senate-White House talks over the border.
The Battle Between Parties
As tensions rise, the White House and its allies accuse Republicans of politicizing the border issue instead of actively seeking a solution. They argue that more funding and authority for the president are necessary to effectively address the crisis. However, Republicans like Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York argue that the Biden administration has exacerbated the situation by repealing crucial Trump administration policies, such as Remain In Mexico.
Applying Existing Laws to Address the Border Crisis
Representative Moore contends that President Biden has the necessary tools at his disposal to act decisively and shut down the southern border. He emphasizes that additional funding is not the sole solution; rather, enforcing the laws already in place is paramount. According to Moore, the Biden administration made the border crisis a campaign issue, and it is now their responsibility to take appropriate action.