Many Republicans were taken by surprise when President Trump announced his support for the “First Step Act,” legislation that will reduce mandatory sentencing and cut sentences for thousands of federal prisoners.
The bill has bipartisan support, but there are people on both sides of the aisle voicing concerns.
Many proponents of criminal justice reform look at the costs associated with running overpopulated prisons as the reason for their support. Again, this is backwards. The prisons are overpopulated in large part because we’re not deporting enough criminal illegal immigrants. If you remove them first, then assess the costs, you’ll find prison overpopulation mitigated and costs dramatically reduced.
With the President behind it, many Republicans will now believe they support it, too. Before you let someone else make up your mind, you should look into these “reforms” for yourself. Law and order are still important even if its alleged proponents abandon it.
On the left, the complaint is that the measures don’t go far enough. They might as well say, “we don’t want to support any bill the President supports even if we would totally support it if a Democrat were in the White House.”
Keep an eye on this one. If the President is behind it and there’s enough bipartisan support, this could be the last piece of legislation Republicans pass before handing over the keys to the House.
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