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H.R. 5759 (117th): BE GONE Act

The text of the bill below is as of Oct 27, 2021 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.



1st Session

H. R. 5759


October 27, 2021

(for herself, Ms. Salazar, Ms. Herrell, Mrs. Hinson, Mrs. Cammack, Mr. McKinley, Mr. Gibbs, Ms. Van Duyne, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Budd, Mr. Bost, Mr. Babin, Mrs. Bice of Oklahoma, Mrs. Miller-Meeks, Mr. Fulcher, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mr. Rosendale, Mrs. Wagner, Mr. Cawthorn, Mr. Joyce of Pennsylvania, Mr. Good of Virginia, Ms. Letlow, Mr. Timmons, Mr. Gimenez, Mr. Fitzgerald, Mr. Feenstra, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Van Drew, Mr. Owens, Mr. Garbarino, Mr. Mast, Mrs. Miller of Illinois, Mr. Bishop of North Carolina, Mr. Williams of Texas, Mr. Moore of Alabama, Mr. Donalds, Mr. Posey, Mr. Mullin, Mr. Gohmert, Ms. Tenney, Mr. Obernolte, Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Reschenthaler, Mr. Grothman, Mr. Johnson of South Dakota, Mr. Norman, Mrs. Harshbarger, Mr. Rogers of Alabama, Mr. Gooden of Texas, Mr. Steube, Mr. McCaul, Mr. Crawford, Mrs. Boebert, Mr. Murphy of North Carolina, Mr. Newhouse, Mr. Johnson of Louisiana, Mr. Jacobs of New York, Mr. Katko, Mr. Joyce of Ohio, and Mr. Perry) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


To include sexual assault and aggravated sexual violence in the definition of aggravated felonies under the Immigration and Nationality Act in order to expedite the removal of aliens convicted of such crimes.


Short titles

This Act may be cited as the Better Enforcement of Grievous Offenses by unNaturalized Emigrants Act or the BE GONE Act.


Expanding the definition of aggravated felonies under the Immigration and Nationality Act

Section 101(a)(43) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(43)) is amended—


in subparagraph (T), by striking and at the end;


in subparagraph (U), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; and; and


by adding at the end the following:


sexual abuse, sexual assault, and aggravated sexual violence.