About the bill
Should the government be able to deport or detain immigrants who are suspected of gang membership, even if they haven’t been convicted of — or even arrested for — a crime?
A bill that passed the House last week would allow the government to do just that.
What the bill does
The Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act (H.R. 3697) would prevent non-Americans suspected of gang activity from coming to the U.S. It would also allow for the deportation or detainment of immigrants already here who are suspected of gang involvement.
Last fiscal year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) removed more than 2,000 suspected gang members from the country, but only after they were convicted of another crime. This legislation would allow for their potential ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 10th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Sep 18, 2017
Length: 18 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 14, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.
What legislators are saying
“Goodlatte Applauds House Passage of Bill to Help Local Law Enforcement Combat Gang Violence”
— Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 14, 2018
“Beyer Leads House Opposition To Anti-Immigrant Bill”
— Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8] on Sep 14, 2017
H.R. 3697 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3697. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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