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H.R. 3697 (115th): Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act

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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 ...

Sponsor and status

Barbara Comstock

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 10th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 18, 2017
Length: 18 pages
Introduced
Sep 7, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

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.

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Goodlatte & Comstock Call on FBI and ICE to Combat MS-13 Gang Activity in Virginia
    — Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10, 2015-2018] (Sponsor) on Sep 22, 2017

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

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History

Sep 7, 2017
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Sep 14, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

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.

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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