House likely to consider criminal justice reform legislation in September — Tell your Rep. not to release criminal aliens
This summer, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that the House will likely take action in September on criminal justice reform legislation, addressing, among other things, overcrowding in federal prisons. The Sentencing Reform Act (H.R. 3713) passed through the House Judiciary Committee last year and would reduce minimum sentencing guidelines for certain federal criminals. The proposal would allow for the release of thousands of criminal aliens from prison and onto the streets.
NumbersUSA takes no position on criminal justice reform in general, but the House proposal would release thousands for criminal aliens with little chance that they’ll be deported.
For this reason, H.R. 3713 is opposed by a number of law enforcement groups, including the National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys (NAAUSA).