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Overcriminalization

"Overcriminalization" describes the trends in America - and particulary in Congress - to use the criminal law to "solve" every problem, punish every mistake (instead of making proper use of civil penalties), and coerce Americans into conforming their behavior to satisfy social engineering objectives.

HR 373: A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to render inadmissible and deportable certain aliens convicted of drunk driving, and for other purposes.

Official Title

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to render inadmissible and deportable certain aliens convicted of drunk driving, and for other purposes.

Analysis

This bill would render inadmissible and deportable any alien who has been convicted of 3 offenses for driving under the influence, at least one of which is a felony.

Legislation Details
SPONSOR

Flake (R - AZ)

STATUS:

3/16/2009: Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy
03/16/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law
01/09/2009: Referred to House Judiciary Committee
01/09/2009: Introduced