The congressperson was offended and bigotry and racism hung in the room. Why, for calling a spade a spade?
Would they prefer foreign criminal? Those who break the law are considered criminals in most societies.
And if they succeed in rewarding these folks, you can bet the flow will increase, and eventually they'll be allowed to vote.
What would be next?
Would unapprehended scofflaws be less offensive to them? I'd hate to offend the highly sensitive amongst them.