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H.R. 3697: 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

Sep 7, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Sep 14, 2017

This bill passed in the House on September 14, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Sep 7, 2017

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Sep 14, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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

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Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 3697 is 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.

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