Summary: H.R.4856 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/23/2016)

This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to define "criminal gang."

An alien who is or was a member of a criminal gang, or who participated in gang activity knowing that such participation will promote the gang's illegal activity, shall be inadmissible and deportable.

The Department of Homeland Security may designate a group or association as a criminal gang.

Detention shall be mandatory for anyone found inadmissible or deportable for criminal street gang membership.

Individuals found inadmissible or deportable for criminal gang membership shall be barred from:

  • asylum;
  • withholding of removal;
  • temporary protected status;
  • special immigrant juvenile status;
  • deferred action; and
  • parole, unless assisting the United States in a law enforcement matter and required by the government to be present with respect to such assistance.

An alien found at a U.S. land border or port of entry who is determined to be inadmissible and a threat to public safety (certain criminals, terrorists, street gang members) shall be subject to expedited removal.