This Monday it was reported that Iowa GOP State Sen. Mark Chelgre, suggested that the U.S. execute undocumented immigrants who commit felonies in the U.S. and later try to reenter the country.
From the Knoxville Journal Express:
“For border security, Chelgren believes a fence would define the border and control who enters and leaves. If one is found to have crossed into the country illegally, committed a felony while here, then been deported, he supports executing that individual if they break America’s immigration laws a second time.”
Chelgren later reiterated his remarks in an interview with the Des Moines Register, saying that he “will be strong on crime” and “make sure that we don’t have criminals coming into the United States and victimizing our citizens.” He said that Democrats were “race-baiting” by criticizing his proposal.