Democrats Introduce Legislation To ‘Terminate Secret Service Protection’ For ‘Convicted Felons’

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Democrats have introduced legislation to terminate Secret Service protection for “convicted felons” in cases including “a former president” as the plan to destroy Trump through lawfare enters the next phase.

Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, introduced the Denying Infinite Security and Government Resources Allocated toward Convicted and Extremely Dishonorable Former Protectees Act or the DISGRACED Former Protectees Act (H.R. 8081) in April.

“Unfortunately, current law doesn’t anticipate how Secret Service protection would impact the felony prison sentence of a protectee—even a former President,” said Rep. Thompson. “It is regrettable that it has come to this, but this previously unthought-of scenario could become our reality.

“Therefore, it is necessary for us to be prepared and update the law so the American people can be assured that protective status does not translate into special treatment—and that those who are sentenced to prison will indeed serve the time required of them.”

The legislation has not been voted on yet. It is co-sponsored by Democrat Reps. Troy A. Carter Sr., Barbara Lee, Frederica Wilson, Yvette D. Clarke, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Jasmine Crockett, Joyce Beatty, and Steve Cohen.

The result of Trump’s political show trial in New York could have further ramifications for the presumptive GOP presidential nominee.

Nearly 40 nations – including Canada and the UK – have strict policies when it comes to allowing individuals with criminal records across their borders, and barring a special accommodation, Trump would be held to those same standards.

Here are just five of the 37 nations expected to ban Trump from entry, via the Independent:

Israel

Despite Trump once retweeting someone who referred to him as the “King of Israel” and bragging that he moved the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Trump may not be able to visit the nation now that he’s a felon.

Canada

According to the Canadian government’s tourist hub, any “US Citizen or permanent resident that has a felony conviction on their criminal record may be deemed inadmissible to Canada for the purposes of immigrating, or even if they’re merely coming to Canada to visit.”

Canada even retains the right to bar individuals “arrested or accused of a felony crime … even though you have not been convicted,” meaning Trump would have faced issues visiting the US’s northern neighbor the moment he faced charges.

The government notes that “a felony will likely result in inadmissibility.”

Japan

Japan is fairly strict with its immigration and visitation rules, including laws preventing convicted criminals from entry.

Under Japanese law anyone convicted of a violation of “any law of regulation” of any country and has been sentenced to “imprisonment with or without work for 1 year or more, or to an equivalent penalty” can be barred from entry.

UK

Under UK law, a felon can visit Ireland and Scotland with some restrictions and requirements in place. However, Britain can bar access to convicted felons.

Unless an “Immigration Officer is satisfied that admission would be justified for strong compassionate reasons,” they can refuse access to any convicted, so long as the crime they committed would also be punishable by imprisonment in the UK.

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