Jennifer Wexton opposes the Criminal Alien Gang Removal legislation that would make MS13 gang membership grounds for inadmissibility to the country and grounds for removal. She also opposes Project Safe Neighborhoods, bipartisan legislation that Rep Comstock authored and passed to provide funding for the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force and other community policing efforts.
Jennifer Wexton Told ThinkProgress She Opposes Two Pieces of Bipartisan Legislation Written by Barbara Comstock that Passed in the U.S. House to Combat MS13.
Barbara Comstock’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (H.R. 3249, Roll Call Vote #239, 2018) legislation to battle MS-13 gangs and provide funding for the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force earned broad bipartisan support of every Democrat in our region as well as the Fraternal Order of Police, the Major County Sheriffs of America, National District Attorneys Association, National Criminal Justice Association, National Narcotic Officers’ Associations’ Coalition, Sergeants Benevolent Association, Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, and the National Association of Police Organizations, and is now law. It was praised by Jay Lanham of the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force who said the legislation “will provide the task force the opportunity to obtain badly needed funding for Intervention/Prevention/Education and Suppression efforts.”
Barbara Comstock’s Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act (H.R. 3697, Roll Call Vote #517, 2017) also gained bipartisan support – including from two Democrat women running for Senate — Rep. Kyrsten Sinema and Rep. Jackie Rosen. This legislation will stop MS–13 gang members from being allowed to enter the country and expedite their deportation if they are here illegally.
Winchester Star Editorial (8/10/18: “The MS-13 issue Comstock takes aim; Wexton scoffs“
Winchester Star Editorial (8/10/18): “What Comstock’s learned over time”