Congressional candidate Dan Rodimer running in TX-06 has announced the Angel Act. Dan’s act will do the following:
- Stop illegal immigration & human trafficking at our border by writing Trump’s immigration policy into law.
- Stop the Biden or any other liberal administration from opening our borders at whim in the future.
- Keep our citizens safe and put American families first.
Republican Big Dan Rodimer, who is running for Texas’s Congressional District 6 (TX-06), has announced his intention to pass desperately needed legislation that he will call the Angel Act. It will address the urgent humanitarian and security crisis at the Southern border that has erupted since Joe Biden took office.
President Trump took the necessary steps to finally secure our Southern border, but President Biden immediately reversed everything Trump had implemented. Smugglers and traffickers are once again using outdated laws to entice migrants to undertake the dangerous journey north where on the route migrants report high rates of abuse, violence, and sexual assault. Human smugglers and traffickers are once again exploiting migrants and turning human misery into profit. Transnational criminal organizations and gangs are also again deliberately exploiting the situation to bring drugs, violence, and illicit goods into American communities. The activities of these smugglers, traffickers, gangs and criminals endanger the security of the U.S.
Under Rodimer’s proposed Angel Act, the crisis at the border would be greatly alleviated, as there would be a consistent law and thus the Executive Branch would not be able to change immigration policies every 4 to 8 years. Enactment of the Angel Act would reduce the number of aliens who are currently taking advantage of U.S. law, and discourage false asylum claims. Aliens would not be permitted to disappear into the U.S., as they currently do, before a court issues a final decision on whether they will be admitted and provided protection under U.S. law. Instead, they will await a determination in Mexico and receive appropriate humanitarian protections there. This will allow DHS to more effectively assist legitimate asylum-seekers and individuals fleeing persecution, as migrants with non-meritorious or even fraudulent claims will no longer have an incentive for making the journey. Moreover, the Angel Act would reduce the extraordinary strain on our border security and immigration system, freeing up personnel and resources to better protect our sovereignty and the rule of law by restoring integrity to the American immigration system.
DHS already has the authority to return illegal aliens to Mexico, pending legal admission to the country. Section 235 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) addresses the inspection of aliens seeking to be admitted into the U.S. and provides specific procedures regarding the treatment of those not clearly entitled to admission, including those who apply for asylum. Section 235(b)(2)(C) provides that “in the case of an alien . . . who is arriving on land (whether or not at a designated port of arrival) from a foreign territory contiguous to the U.S.,” the Secretary of Homeland Security “may return the alien to that territory pending a [removal] proceeding under § 240” of the INA.” Under the Angel Act, the Government of Mexico would be notified that the U.S. would return illegal aliens to Mexico pending immigration proceedings in the U.S. Individuals from vulnerable populations would be excluded on a case-by-case basis.
Under Dan Rodimer’s proposed Angel Act, illegal aliens entering into U.S soil will be given a “Notice to Appear” for their immigration court hearing and will be returned to the territory from which they came until their hearing date. As it relates to illegal aliens from Mexico, while they await their hearings in Mexico, the Mexican government has its own determination to provide such individuals the ability to stay in Mexico, under applicable protection based on the type of status given to them. The process will be streamlined so that proceedings will progress as expeditiously as possible. Consistent with the law, aliens in removal proceedings can use counsel of their choosing at no expense to the U.S. Government. Aliens subject to the Angel Act would be afforded the same right and provided with a list of legal services providers in the area which offer services at little or no expense to the migrant.