Dozens of Democrats join Republicans in passing bill to deport illegal immigrants who receive DUIs

The House approved a Republican-proposed bill Thursday with support from 59 Democrats that would indefinitely deport undocumented immigrants who are charged with driving under the influence in the United States.

“In the United States, someone dies in a crash with an impaired driver every 45 minutes. I lost two of my young newlywed constituents to an illegal immigrant driving under the influence of alcohol,” Rep. Barry Moore (R-AL), who brought forth the legislation, told Fox News.

While it was primarily Republicans in favor of the measure, the final tally of votes was 274-150. All Alabama House Republicans voted in support of the bill, and the state’s lone Democratic Rep. Terri Sewell opposed it, 1819 News reported.

The proposal follows a drunk driving incident that took
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