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Congressman Taylor Supports Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act

September 15, 2017
Press Release
Contact: Scott Weldon (202) 225-4215

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 3697, the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act, introduced by Representative Barbara Comstock (VA-10) on September 7, 2017. This legislation enhances public safety by combatting gang violence committed by criminal aliens. Specifically, the legislation ensures that criminal alien gang members are not eligible for immigration benefits such as asylum, temporary protected status, or special immigrant juvenile status, and includes provisions to detain and remove criminal gang members who participate in gang activity.

“We must give our law enforcement officials the tools needed to keep Gang members off of our streets, out of our communities, and our country," said Congressman Scott Taylor. “Over the last year, we have seen an increase in the number of aliens with gang affiliations detained by ICE. This legislation will curb that growth by offering strong deterrents for gang members seeking to exploit our immigration laws and bring crime into our country.”