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April 20, 2022
For Immediate Release


“Both ways Beto O’Rourke not only wants to make the state less safe by ending cash bail for hardened criminals, he also wants to end it for illegal immigrants, many of whom refuse to report for immigration hearings. We expect Beto to change his position based on which zip code he happens to be in today.” – Mark Miner, Communications Director

O’Rourke Wants To “End The Cash Bail System.” “Democratic presidential contender Beto O’Rourke called for an end to the cash bail system Friday, using his own two arrests from the 1990s to make his case.” (Garrett Haake And Jane C. Timm, “Beto O’Rourke, Citing Own Past Arrests, Says Ending Cash Bail System ‘Makes Sense’,” NBC News, 3/22/19)

In 2016 O’Rourke Co-Sponsored H.R. 6097. (H.R. 6097, Filed 9/21/16)

  • H.R. 6097 Ends The Cash Bail System For Illegal Immigrants. H.R. 6097 BILL SUMMARY: “This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the minimum bond amount needed to release a detained alien.” (H.R. 6097, Filed 9/21/16)