Text: S.2538 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (02/10/2016)


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2538


To provide resources and incentives for the enforcement of immigration laws in the interior of the United States and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 10, 2016

Mr. Cruz (for himself and Mr. Sessions) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To provide resources and incentives for the enforcement of immigration laws in the interior of the United States and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “ICE Agent Support Act of 2016”.

SEC. 2. Use of funds in the Immigration Enforcement Account.

Section 280 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1330) is amended—

(1) by striking “Attorney General” each place that term appears and inserting “Secretary of Homeland Security”; and

(2) in subsection (b)(3), by striking subparagraph (A) and inserting the following:

“(A) The Secretary of the Treasury shall refund out of the Immigration Enforcement Account to any appropriation the amount paid out of such appropriation for expenses incurred by the Secretary of Homeland Security for—

“(i) the identification, investigation, apprehension, detention, and removal of criminal aliens, including providing the staffing levels within the Enforcement and Removal Operations division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement necessary to carry out statutorily authorized enforcement operations;

“(ii) the maintenance and updating of systems used by the Enforcement and Removal Operations division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to identify and track criminal aliens, deportable aliens, inadmissible aliens, and aliens illegally entering the United States; and

“(iii) the purchase of firearms, vehicles, and other safety or apprehension equipment for the Enforcement and Removal Operations division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”.

SEC. 3. Criminal investigation series positions in the division of Enforcement and Removal Operations of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall establish the percentage of positions within the Enforcement and Removal Operations division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that shall be classified as a criminal investigator position, consistent with the requirements and standards for occupational classification series 1811, dedicated to enforcing the criminal statutory provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.).