On Thursday, the House backed legislation to make anyone with a membership in criminal gangs grounds to deport.
The major reason to deport these criminals is because they are part of dangerous gangs in America such as MS-13. The gang group MS-13 has been the cause of 21 deaths in the east NY suburbs in the past 21 months.
These mass killings have caught the eye of President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and they are making promises to stem the violence by taking federal action to deport these criminals.
Reported by youngcons:
The bill was passed today, according to the Washington Examiner.
The Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act (HR 3697) passed in a 233-175 vote, and was backed largely by GOP lawmakers, and opposed by most Democrats. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Barbara Comstock. R-Va.
The bill would require illegal aliens to be detained and deported if police can prove that they are members of a street gang, such as MS-13.
“It will provide additional tools to law enforcement that will ensure that when [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] positively identifies a known alien gang member, they may act immediately,” Comstock said on the House floor. “We don’t have to wait until these brutal killers wield their machetes or leave another body on a children’s playground.”
Naturally, the Democrats opposed the bill because murderous, dangerous gang members don’t bother Democrats much.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R, WS) released a statement explaining the bill…
In April, three students and a visiting cousin were macheted to death in the woods of suburban Long Island. What were they guilty of? What caused someone to murder them in such an inhumane way?
These kids all actively avoided gangs. That was their crime to MS-13, a violent gang, which originated in California but has spread dramatically to states across the country, from Texas to Virginia to New York.
MS-13 murders and commits violent crimes against people they believe have disrespected them, people they suspect of cooperating with the police, or those who simply rub them the wrong way. They trap children into prostitution. Many of their leaders are based in Central America and are remotely directing gangs in the United States. At least 17 murders on Long Island alone have been attributed to MS-13.
Our children aren’t safe and this needs to change.
Following the April murders, Attorney General Jeff Sessions traveled to Long Island and vowed to crack down on MS-13. President Trump visited in June and said the government would dismantle, decimate, and eradicate MS-13 and other gangs. Law enforcement has done a fantastic job going after these gangs and locking members up. But they need more tools.
This week, Congress is joining the president in the fight to protect our young people with the introduction of H.R. 3697, the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act. Under current law, membership in a criminal street gang does not make an immigrant inadmissible or to deport.
The bill to deport the gang members now goes to the Senate and, if passed there, to the president’s desk.