Fox News host Tucker Carlson exposed a piece of legislation that is slowly making its way through the halls of Congress: the New Way Forward Act.
The bill would drastically change the United States immigration, ending the option for immigration officials to remove illegal aliens even convicted of a crime.
“At this moment there is a bill pending in Congress called the New Way Forward Act. It’s received almost no publicity, which is unfortunate as well as revealing,” Carlson said in a Fox News op-ed, echoing words he said during a segment on his show.
He continued: “The legislation is sponsored by 44 House Democrats, including Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. At roughly 4,400 words, it’s almost exactly as long as the U.S. Constitution.”
Carlson goes on to describe how the bill would revolutionize the country into a safe haven for immigrants, regardless of their criminality or societal contribution:
The bill would entirely remake our immigration system, with the explicit purpose of ensuring that criminals are able to move here, and settle here permanently, with impunity.
You may think we’re exaggerating for effect. We’re not – not even a little.
The New Way Forward act is the most radical single piece of legislation we’ve seen proposed in this country. It makes the Green New Deal look like the status quo.
A document produced by Democrats to promote the bill says: “Convictions … should not lead to deportation.”
Keep in mind, we’re not talking about convictions for double parking. The bill targets felony convictions – serious crimes that send you to prison for years. A press release from Rep., Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., is explicit about this.
Garcia brags that the bill will break the “prison to deportation pipeline.” How does the bill do that? Under current U.S. law, legal U.S. immigrants can be deported if they commit an “aggravated felony” or a “crime of moral turpitude” – that is, a vile, depraved act, like molesting a child. Under the New Way Forward Act, “crimes of moral turpitude” are eliminated entirely as a justification for deportation. And the category of “aggravated felony” gets circumscribed too.
What the heck?! These are DEMOCRAT policies.. radical and terrible for America. https://t.co/hTGenCDUNX
— Anna Khait (@Annakhait) February 7, 2020
“Consider this: Under current law, immigrants who commit serious crimes – such as robbery, fraud, or child sexual abuse – must be deported, regardless of the sentence they receive. Other crimes – less severe ones like racketeering – require deportation as long as the perpetrator receives at least a one-year sentence,” the Fox News host continued.
But, that would all change under the new bill.
“But if this bill passes the House and Senate and is signed into law by the president, there will no longer be any crimes that automatically require deportation. None,” he claimed.
In order for the bill to pass, it would have to be approved by the House, the Senate, and signed into law by the president—which is a near impossibility.
But the bill exists, enough to cause Carlson to worry. Perhaps after a future elections, Democrats are about to take greater control in government, capturing the Senate or the White House, then the bill becomes more of a possibility.
Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.
Lawmakers are trying to make life worse for people across America. The New Way Forward Act protects serious felons from deportation and gives previously deported criminals a “right to come home” at your expense. And that’s not all. https://t.co/Bo71Yy0RON
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) February 7, 2020