WASHINGTON EXAMINER — A group of House Republicans is calling for up to six months imprisonment, criminal fines, or both for any immigrant who knowingly enters the U.S. illegally.
Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, and six other Republicans proposed the legislation in order to boost security in the face of continued illegal entry through the southern U.S. border. He proposed two other bills that are also aimed at creating disincentives for people to enter the country illegally.
“When this legislation is enacted, every illegal alien over the age of eighteen will be prosecuted wherever they’re found, criminal illegal aliens will be deported swiftly after serving their sentences, and existing law will be enforced with zero tolerance from Brownsville to San Diego,” he said.
Culberson’s bill requiring imprisonment is the Interior Immigration Enforcement Act. The two-page bill simply states that “any alien who is age 18 or older” and enters the country “shall be fined … or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both.”
• CALIFORNIA LOOKS TO COVER ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS UNDER OBAMACARE — DAILY SIGNAL
• MASSIVE CARTEL HUMAN SMUGGLING RING BUSTED IN TEXAS — BREITBART