A new bill in Congress would stop illegal aliens from squatting in U.S. homes.


“We’re trying to get out in front of it to protect American homeowners,” Rep. Dan Meuser, R-Pa., says.


Leonel Moreno, an illegal immigrant from Venezuela, recently went viral on social media after a video post explaining how to take advantage of squatting laws in the U.S.

Under U.S. law, Moreno told his followers that “if a house is not inhabited, we can seize it.”


In response to the video, and growing reports over illegal aliens squatting in homes in New York and his state of Pennsylvania, Meuser introduced the Safeguarding Homes from Illegal Entry, Living, and Dwelling Act, or the SHIELD Act.


The bill makes trespassing “a deportable crime,” Meuser says.


“So if an illegal were to claim squatter rights and enter an individual’s home illegally without any rental paperwork or legitimate lease” then, Meuser says “they can be arrested and deported and prohibited from ever entering the United States again.”


Meuser joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss the growing need for the SHIELD Act, and what, if anything, he anticipates President Joe Biden will do to address growing concern over the crisis at the southern border.


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