Legislation introduced by a congressman from Alabama has successfully passed the U.S. House. This legislation mandates the deportation of individuals who are in the United States illegally if they are found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Republican U.S. Representative Barry Moore, representing Alabama’s 2nd District, celebrated a significant victory as his proposed legislation, H.R. 6976, The Protect Communities from DUIs Act, was successfully passed with a vote of 274-150 on Thursday.
The legislation was introduced by Moore following an incident that involved some of his friends.
“This issue is personal to me,” Moore revealed. “I had the privilege of knowing a newlywed couple from my hometown of Enterprise, Alabama, named Angel and Jeremy Seay. Tragically, their lives were abruptly taken away when they were involved in a motorcycle accident. The collision occurred with an intoxicated illegal immigrant who was driving a pickup truck. It’s heartbreaking to say that incidents like these are all too frequent in our nation.”
According to the statistics released by Moore’s office, there have been alarming numbers of fatal crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers in the U.S. It is reported that someone loses their life every 45 minutes due to these tragic incidents. Shockingly, the year 2021 witnessed a total of 13,384 deaths related to alcohol-related driving accidents, resulting in an additional 400,000 injuries. These figures highlight the urgent need for stricter measures and increased awareness to address this grave issue.
“Crashes don’t discriminate,” Moore emphasized. “They can happen to anyone – me, you, or even our loved ones.”
The exact proportion of alcohol-related crashes or fatalities involving undocumented immigrants remains uncertain.
The U.S. Senate would need to approve the bill and President Joe Biden would have to sign it before it becomes law.
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