Senator Dean Heller introduced the Criminal Alien Gang Removal Act, legislation that would help protect Americans from dangerous criminal gangs, including MS-13, a brutal transnational gang that operates in Nevada and nearly every other state. The bill has already passed in the house. The Criminal Alien Gang Removal Act would prohibit gang members from entering the country, and permit the immediate removal of criminal gang members who already are in the United States. The proposal ensures that criminal alien gang members are ineligible for immigration benefits, such as asylum, special immigrant juvenile status, and temporary protected status. Heller says in Nevada, gang violence has infiltrated our neighborhoods and threatened our communities.