S.1549 - Protect Citizens and Residents from Unlawful Detention Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 07/30/2009)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/30/2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1549 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/30/2009)
Protect Citizens and Residents from Unlawful Detention Act - Sets forth protections against unlawful detentions of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents regarding: (1) notifications; (2) access to counsel; (3) notice and charges; (4) issuance of detainers; (5) access to telephones; (6) protection of community institutions, faith-based organizations, and other institutions; (7) transfer of detainees; and (8) immigration enforcement-related training of personnel.
Sets forth protections for specified vulnerable populations.
Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish secure alternative custody programs to ensure public safety and appearances at immigration proceedings.
Establishes within DHS a position of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Ombudsman.