A Nation In Distress

A Nation In Distress

Friday, March 30, 2012

Detention of Illegal Aliens Arrested for Drunk Driving

by Jessica Vaughan
Center for Immigration Studies
March 26, 2012
The Scott Gardner Act, a bill that will facilitate the removal of illegal aliens who are arrested for drunk driving offenses, addresses a very serious gap in immigration law enforcement that enables a particularly dangerous set of individuals to remain in our communities in defiance of our laws. Although United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement has the authority to detain and remove illegal aliens in general, and has programs in place that prioritize the removal of illegal aliens who are a threat to public safety, in practice many illegal alien drunk drivers are falling between the cracks, sometimes with tragic consequences.

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