Hoeven, Colleagues Push Back on U.S. Marshals Service's Proposal to Release Criminal Illegal Immigrants Into U.S.

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) in urging the Director of the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Ronald Davis to reconsider the Marshals’ proposed policy change that would permit the release of criminal illegal immigrants back into U.S. communities before U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is able to apprehend them.

“We are deeply concerned to learn that the U.S. Marshals Service is even considering adopting a policy where it fails to cooperate with a fellow federal law enforcement entity,” the senators wrote. “The partnership between USMS and ICE is critical to ensure that dangerous, criminal aliens are detained and deported. Preventing USMS from communicating with ICE would be a dereliction of federal immigration enforcement, and we strongly discourage you from proceeding with this proposed policy.”

In addition to Hoeven and Tillis, the letter was signed by Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), James Risch (R-Idaho), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.).

Click here for the full text of the letter.