Rep. Biggs Drafts Bill to Raise Penalties For Illegals Trying to Vote

'American citizens alone choose our political leaders...'

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., introduced a bill this week that would increase penalties for illegal immigrants convicted of casting fraudulent votes.

The legislation, called the Voter Integrity Protection Act, would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make it an aggravated felony for illegal immigrants to vote in federal elections.

This means voting illegally would be considered a deportable offense under the new law.

Illegal immigrants convicted of this felony would face expedited deportation, according to the bill.

The current punishment for illegal immigrants convicted of casting fraudulent votes is a fine and up to one year in prison, according to Biggs.

“American citizens have a tremendous privilege to vote in free elections to decide the future of our constitutional republic,” Biggs said in a statement.

“American citizens alone choose our political leaders, which is why I am introducing the Voter Integrity Protection Act,” he added.

It is much easier for illegal immigrants to vote in federal elections than most people think, according to the Center for Immigration Studies.

Because illegal aliens can apply for driver’s licenses, they can also select that they want to be registered to vote because of the National Voter Registration Act, which mandated that ”states provide individuals with the opportunity to register to vote at the same time that they apply for a driver’s license or seek to renew a driver’s license.”

As a result, thousands of illegal immigrants have been mistakenly registered to vote.

In 2018, the California Department of Motor Vehicles found that 1,500 illegal aliens had been registered.

“Our elections have no room for fraudulent or fallacious voting, and illegal aliens who try to cast ballots to interfere in our nation’s elections must be held accountable and punished,” Biggs said. “Our sacred privilege to vote should never be diluted by illegal aliens.”


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