House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is refusing to let the coronavirus pandemic go to waste.
After getting caught a month ago trying to slip in a slew of left-wing goodies into one of the virus relief bills, the California Democrat is back to her old ways again.
As noted by Breitbart, buried deep in House Democrats new coronavirus relief bill is a provision that would order federal inmates, local convicts, and illegal aliens to be released.
The only requirement? A court only has to determine that they are “non-violent” criminals.
But wait, it gets better.
Pelosi’s plan would also order states to release illegal aliens in federal immigration detention facilities.
Democrats don’t just want to release violent criminals, they apparently want immigration officials to release a large chunk of illegal immigrants who have been detained and are likely set for deportation back to their native countries.
Per Breitbart, below is a partial summary of the legislation:
During a declared national emergency relating to a communicable disease, mandates the release into community supervision of federal prisoners and pretrial detainees who are non-violent and, for instance, pregnant women, juveniles, older prisoners and detainees, and those with certain medical conditions. Modifies probation and supervised release policies to avoid unnecessary in-person contact with probation officers and to reduce the numbers of those supervised and those imprisoned for violations. Mandates the release of non-violent pretrial defendants on their own recognizance. [Emphasis added]
Provides $600 million in funding to address the COVID-19 crisis in state and local prisons and jails, including $500 million to states and local governments that operate correctional facilities to provide testing and treatment of COVID-19 for incarcerated individuals by creating two grant programs—one focused on the release of low-risk individuals who are currently incarcerated and another aimed at reducing COVID-19 exposure for those individuals who are arrested; $75 million in funding to a new grant program to encourage states and localities to adopt practices that promote juvenile safety and rehabilitation without unnecessarily exposing youth to incarceration during this crisis; and $25 million for a grant program for state and local governments that operate correctional facilities for rapid testing of inmates who are leaving correctional custody. [Emphasis added]
This section requires DHS to review the immigration files of all individuals in the custody of ICE to assess the need for continued detention. Individuals who are not subject to mandatory detention shall be prioritized for release, either on recognizance or into an alternative to detention program, unless the individual is a threat to public safety or national security. [Emphasis added]
Pelosi and Democrats have been trying to weaponize the coronavirus.
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