Labrador announces legislation targeting criminal alien gang members

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Idaho 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador announced today that he’s sponsoring legislation designed to “make our communities safer by making it easier to deport alien gang members.” Labrador is joining three other GOP House members to propose the bill, entitled the “Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act,” including House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. The bill proposes a piece of the larger Davis-Oliver Act, an immigration enforcement crackdown bill that Labrador earlier co-sponsored with Goodlatte, and which cleared the Judiciary Committee on a party-line vote on May 24. Since then, two other bills containing provisions from the Davis-Oliver Act, “Kate’s Law,” which would increase penalties for deported felons who return to the U.S.; and...

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