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115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 174

   To require U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to take into 
custody certain aliens who have been charged in the United States with 
a crime that resulted in the death or serious bodily injury of another 
                    person, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 3, 2017

Mr. King of Iowa (for himself, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mr. Gosar, 
Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Jones, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Brooks of Alabama, Mr. 
 Babin, Mr. Barletta, Mr. McClintock, Mr. Rohrabacher, and Mr. Palmer) 
 introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 
                             the Judiciary

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                                 A BILL


 
   To require U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to take into 
custody certain aliens who have been charged in the United States with 
a crime that resulted in the death or serious bodily injury of another 
                    person, 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 ``Sarah's Law''.

SEC. 2. MANDATORY DETENTION OF CERTAIN ALIENS CHARGED WITH A CRIME 
              RESULTING IN DEATH OR SERIOUS BODILY INJURY.

    Section 236(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 
1226(c)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1)--
                    (A) in subparagraphs (A) and (B), by striking the 
                comma at the end of each subparagraph and inserting a 
                semicolon;
                    (B) in subparagraph (C)--
                            (i) by striking ``sentence'' and inserting 
                        ``sentenced''; and
                            (ii) by striking ``, or'' and inserting a 
                        semicolon;
                    (C) in subparagraph (D), by striking the comma at 
                the end and inserting ``; or''; and
                    (D) by inserting after subparagraph (D) the 
                following:
                    ``(E)(i)(I) was not inspected and admitted into the 
                United States;
                    ``(II) held a nonimmigrant visa (or other 
                documentation authorizing admission into the United 
                States as a nonimmigrant) that has been revoked under 
                section 221(i); or
                    ``(III) is described in section 237(a)(1)(C)(i); 
                and
                    ``(ii) has been charged by a prosecuting authority 
                in the United States with any crime that resulted in 
                the death or serious bodily injury (as defined in 
                section 1365(h)(3) of title 18, United States Code) of 
                another person,''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(3) Notification requirement.--Upon encountering or 
        gaining knowledge of an alien described in paragraph (1), the 
        Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Immigration and 
        Customs Enforcement shall make reasonable efforts--
                    ``(A) to obtain information from law enforcement 
                agencies and from other available sources regarding the 
                identity of any victims of the crimes for which such 
                alien was charged or convicted; and
                    ``(B) to provide the victim or, if the victim is 
                deceased, a parent, guardian, spouse, or closest living 
                relative of such victim, with information, on a timely 
                and ongoing basis, including--
                            ``(i) the alien's full name, aliases, date 
                        of birth, and country of nationality;
                            ``(ii) the alien's immigration status and 
                        criminal history;
                            ``(iii) the alien's custody status and any 
                        changes related to the alien's custody; and
                            ``(iv) a description of any efforts by the 
                        United States Government to remove the alien 
                        from the United States.''.

SEC. 3. SAVINGS PROVISION.

    Nothing in this Act, or the amendments made by this Act, may be 
construed to limit the rights of crime victims under any other 
provision of law, including section 3771 of title 18, United States 
Code.
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