U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (R-6) introduced legislation on Thursday, March 10, forcing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to deport illegal immigrants living in America on expired visas. H.R. 4726, the Preventing Illegal Visa Overstays Act, would withhold pay for the Secretary of DHS until the Department enforces standing visa laws.
“This week we tragically saw what can happen when we fail to enforce immigration laws,” Graves said. “There are 12 million illegal immigrants in this country – drawing welfare benefits, sending their children to public schools, and pushing down wages for American workers – but the problem extends well beyond amnesty and open borders.”