Convicted ‘criminal aliens’ should be deported after prison

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday announced a series of measures aimed at helping guard against prisoners who entered the country illegally from committing more crimes after their release.

During a news conference at the American Police Hall of Fame & Museum in Titusville, DeSantis called on the Biden administration to enforce “detainers” that ensure the transfer of inmates who are in the U.S. illegally to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, for deportation upon completion of their prison terms.

Jamiel Shaw Sr. talks about the gang member who entered this country illegally who killed his son near his home in Arlington Heights, California.

DeSantis said he will be sending a letter to the Biden administration, asking that such a policy be consistently followed.

“This is a layup,” DeSantis said, indicating that the initiative makes sense to pursue. “We want to make sure we’re doing all we can to protect the folks here in the great state of Florida.”

DeSantis said he had directed Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Mark Inch to identify all Florida inmates to be released with detainer agreements, “and pursue all legal means available to transfer them to ICE custody upon completion of their Florida prison terms.”

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Kiyan and Bobby Michael talk during a news conference in Titusville about the twice-deported person who killed their son in a traffic accident in Jacksonville while driving without a driver's license or car registration.

Inch also was directed to:

  • Provide monthly updates to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the governor’s office on inmates who have detainers lifted by ICE during the 90 days before their release dates, as well as inmates who are released at the direction of ICE.
  • Notify local law enforcement whenever prisoners in the country illegally may be released into their communities.
  • Work with FDLE to check on a weekly basis whether those individuals have committed new crimes.

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