WASHINGTON, D.C. — Freshman Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs (R-AZ 5th District) spoke exclusively with Breitbart News on Monday to discuss the passage of Grant’s Law, one of several immigration law enforcement bills facing Congress this week.
Biggs called Grant’s Law a “common sense measure,” and said, “We are talking about people who we know are criminally violent.”
The emphasis, according to Biggs, is keeping illegal aliens that are criminally violent in custody until they’re out of the country.
“If you really want to save lives and protect people, this is the way to do it,” said Biggs.
Asked about how this would affect the enforcement of immigration laws already on the books, Biggs replied that this bill “provides a reinforcement … a stronger statement” with the addition of a few more crimes.
“It’s hard to believe that you have to pass laws saying, let’s follow the law, but that’s what’s happened in the illegal immigration arena,” said Biggs. He added that you never know who the next administration will be or what will happen with “internal enforcement.”
He described the bill briefly:
Everybody in America agrees that someone who is criminally violent should not be released on the streets of America so they can continue causing mayhem and this bill is designed to keep people in custody until we can get them deported. No more catch and release.