N.C. Senate Majority Leader Tony Rand (D) has introduced a new bill (SB 1955) that would release criminal illegal immigrants from North Carolina jails into the custody of ICE for theoretical deportation.
While Rand’s bill might sound like a good idea, it contains one fatal flaw: criminal illegal aliens deported by ICE routinely return to the United States. Thus, Rand’s bill amounts to granting early release to criminal illegal aliens. In fact, Rand is proposing that criminal illegal aliens eligible for early conditional release need only serve half! the time that a U.S. citizen convicted of the same crime would get.
While concerns over prison overcrowding are legitimate, Rand’s bill is not the solution. Criminal illegal aliens need to do the full time they deserve. Under Senator Rand’s bill, that won’t happen.