Statement on H.R. 2494 – Protect Our Law Enforcement with Immigration Control

By: Office of Management and Budget Communications

H.R. 2494, the POLICE Act, would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to create a new ground of deportability for noncitizens who are convicted of, or admit to having committed, any offense involving assault on a law enforcement officer.  The Administration supports the brave men and women who serve our country as law enforcement officers and believes that anyone who assaults a law enforcement officer should be punished appropriately.  We are concerned, however, that H.R. 2494, as drafted, could potentially sweep up even non-violent or unintentional conduct, resulting in deportation of even long-term lawful permanent residents with otherwise unblemished records.  

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