Gang violence is a significant problem in the United States, but Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte is trying to do his part to help. Gianforte voted in favor of the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act on Thursday.

“Americans need to be assured their communities are safe. It’s one of the foremost responsibilities of government,” Gianforte said. “Dangerous transnational gangs like MS-13 want to do us harm and threaten our way of life. They jeopardize the safety and security of our communities. They bring with them a scourge of violence, and they make their money in drug and human trafficking. The Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act provides law enforcement officials with the tools they need to combat these gangs, making our communities safer and more secure.”

The act passed the house and it prevents known alien gang members from entering the United States, expedites their deportation if caught in illegal activity, and exempts gang members from immigration benefits such as asylum.