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Collins Issues ‘Laken Riley Act’ Requiring DHS Lock Up Illegals with Arrests

Rep. Mike Collins (R-Ga.) is introducing the Laken Riley Act, named after Laken Riley, a 22-year-old nursing student who was murdered in Athens, Georgia, last month. The suspect was allegedly killed by an illegal alien facing criminal charges. In two states.

On February 22, Riley was found murdered in a wooded area on the University of Georgia campus after a morning run. The next day, Jose Antonio Ibarra, 26, an illegal immigrant from Venezuela, was arrested and charged with murder.

Just a few months ago, Ibarra was cited in Athens on a shoplifting charge and later was also issued a bench warrant for failure to appear on that charge.

Mr. Collins, the district representative, will make an introduction. Laken Riley method The bill would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to detain illegal aliens arrested, charged, or convicted of crimes such as robbery, theft, theft, and shoplifting.

Specifically, the bill would allow illegal aliens charged with local offenses in the United States to be taken into Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody if they are not already in custody by local, state, or federal authorities. This would require DHS to send someone to help.

The law says:

Biden administration should not have released Laken Riley murder suspect to USthe Biden administration should have arrested and detained the suspected killer of Laken Riley, who was charged with crimes in New York, New York, and Athens, Georgia. [Emphasis added]

President Biden should publicly condemn his administration’s immigration policies that led to Laken Riley’s murder.and President Biden should end the capture and release of illegal aliens to prevent murders like Laken Riley from happening again.tightening immigration enforcement, detaining and deporting criminal aliens, reinstating the Remain in Mexico policy, ending abuse of parole powers, and securing the U.S. border. [Emphasis added]

Ybarra first arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border in September 2022 and was released into the U.S. interior thanks to President Joe Biden’s parole pipeline. Lawmakers estimate that millions of illegal aliens have been released into the U.S. interior under Biden’s watch.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) told Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas that after February 2021, the department will release more people into the interior of the United States. It called for disclosure of a complete “numeric breakdown” of illegal immigrants. , has so far rejected that request.

In August 2023, Ybarra was arrested and charged with injuring a child in the sanctuary city of New York City. He was released from jail before ICE officials ordered Ybarra to be detained.

Then, in October 2023, Ibarra was cited for shoplifting approximately $200 worth of merchandise from a Walmart in Athens. In December 2023, a warrant for Mr. Ybarra’s arrest was issued after he failed to appear in court on charges.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Please email jbinder@breitbart.com. Follow him on Twitter here.

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