Guam Lawmakers Push For Enforcement Of Deportation Law – VIDEO

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Guam lawmakers are pushing for the enforcement of deportation provisions in deporting criminals from the Freely Associated States.

On October 14, check Senator Rory Respicio held a roundtable discussion encouraging the enforcement of deportation provisions in both Federal and Guam law.

Senator Respicio intends to speed up the enforcement of the deportation provision due to rising crime rate and the burdened justice system saying the system is near breaking point.

Freely Associated States citizens of Palau, FSM and the Marshall Islands are subject to deportation if convicted of a felony or crime of moral turpitude, sentenced to one year or more for any crime committed in Guam, or are repeated offenders of the driving under the influence of alcohol statutes.

The meeting, which also included the Governor’s Chief Policy Adviser and other government officials concluded that Guam may need to change its laws in order deport FAS citizens, as it may be difficult to classify offenses such as aggravated assault as a crime of moral turpitude because many of them happen under the influence of alcohol.

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