Republicans on the committee, including U.S. Reps. Byron Donalds and Scott Franklin of Florida, sent a letter to Maloney on the matter this week.
Three Republicans from the Sunshine State--U.S. Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart, Carlos Gimenez and Maria Elvira Salazar--joined the Democrats in passing the bill.
On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Homeland Security Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas and U.S. Health and Human Services Acting Sec. Norris Cochran requesting additional information on the scope of the border emergency.
He said the operation should be reinstated immediately and any illegal immigrants with a criminal record of assault against women or children should be prosecuted or deported. The congressman noted that 18 state attorneys general, including Florida's, also have requested that Biden reinstate the program.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Operation Talon is a nationwide operation that focuses on removing illegally present convicted sex offenders from the United States.
At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., spoke on the Senate floor to discuss the Democrats’ catch and release policies.
Demings, now starting her third term on Capitol Hill, announced last week that she will stay on the committees she served on in her last term.
The move protects some 200,000 Venezuelans living in the U.S. from being sent back to what Trump called a “deteriorative condition” under the socialist regime of Nicholas Maduro. The move has long been sought by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Back in November, Steube introduced the “Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Visa Disclosure Act,” a bill “which would require aliens applying for certain United States visas to disclose if they receive funds from the Government of the People’s Republic of China or the Chinese Communist Party.”
On Saturday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., and new U.S. Reps. Carlo Gimenez, R-Fla., and Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., wrote U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, the incoming chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, the current chairman and slated to remain the top Republican on it, on the matter.