H.R.3923 - Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] (Introduced 10/03/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Homeland Security|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/13/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3923 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (10/03/2017)
Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act of 2017
This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish detention standards for each facility at which aliens in DHS custody are detained. Such standards shall provide for at least the level of detainee protections described in the American Bar Association's Civil Immigration Detention Standards.
A detained individual who is injured as a result of a violation of such standards may file a claim in U.S. district court.
The bill: (1) provides for facility oversight and transparency, (2) phases out the use of private detention facilities and jails for such aliens, and (3) revises procedures for detaining aliens.