Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake have introduced a new bill that would require the Department of Homeland Security to hold illegal aliens convicted or charged with serious crimes, and then deport them within 90 days.
The bill from Arizona's two Republican senators is the companion bill to the Stop Catch and Release Act of 2015, which was proposed by Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., on June 25.
Both bills are in response to the murder of QuikTrip clerk Grant Ronnebeck, a 21-year-old shot and killed by an illegal immigrant who was "prematurely released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement" despite being convicted of a felony and awaiting his deportation outcome proceeding, according to a joint statement from the two senators. Kathryn Steinle was also murdered in San Francisco by an illegal immigrant who had seven felony convictions, but was also allowed to roam freely.
Between 2010 and 2014, there were 122 illegal aliens charged with homicides after being released from prison, according to DHS, McCain said.