Summary: H.Res.708 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.Res.708. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (04/27/2016)

Supports immigration legislation that:

  • acknowledges that immigrants and their families have inherent dignity and are deserving of human rights;
  • restores immigration system fairness by updating the definition of "aggravated felony";
  • restores discretion to immigration judges to waive grounds of inadmissibility and deportability based on family and community equities, humanitarian considerations, other individualized circumstances, or because it is in the public interest;
  • restores judicial review of case decisions to protect due process;
  • eliminates mandatory detention and prolonged detention for immigrants and preserves the Department of Homeland Security's authority to exercise detention discretion;
  • repeals programs that permit local law authorities to enforce federal immigration laws; and
  • repeals the 3-year, 10-year, and permanent bars and other unnecessary barriers to legal immigration.