(NB: This was quickly rejected in 2005, but much more likely now)
Even @Heritage, which otherwise mostly likes the bill, balked at this as "hard to justify." You don't say.
Current law allows U.S. citizens to request greencards for parents, adult children, & siblings. This bill would not only end that, but effectively CANCEL NEARLY ALL pending family visas. How do you "compromise" with that?
The feds would be able to designate anyone as a gang member without evidence, hold them without bail, and deny them all future immigration options. This is terrifying.
Current law gives asylum seekers an informal "credible fear interview"--in detention, in haste, usually w/o an attorney--w/an asylum officer to screen claims. This bill would make these much harder to pass, and deport many w/real claims.