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We need to clean up our streets and keep Americans safe

Washington, DC, September 15, 2017

Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement after the passage of H.R. 3697, the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act.

“People have enough to worry about these days,” said Rep. Billy Long. “We cannot tolerate violence in our streets by dangerous gangs, such as MS-13. Law abiding citizens deserve better. This common sense bill enhances public safety and removes criminal alien gang members from our communities.”

Under current law, criminal alien gang members cannot be deported until they are convicted of an independent crime. This bill would change that.