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Introduced in Senate (01/24/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 229


To provide for the confidentiality of information submitted in requests for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 24, 2017

Mr. Heinrich (for himself, Ms. Cortez Masto, Mr. Udall, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Booker, Ms. Harris, Mr. Wyden, and Mr. Reed) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To provide for the confidentiality of information submitted in requests for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, 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 “Protect DREAMer Confidentiality Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Confidentiality of information submitted for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program.

(a) Definitions.—In this section:

(1) DACA PROGRAM.—The term “DACA Program” means the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program announced on June 15, 2012.

(2) INDIVIDUAL APPLICATION INFORMATION.—The term “individual application information” means any information, including personally identifiable information, submitted to the Secretary after June 15, 2012, as part of a request for consideration or reconsideration for the DACA program.

(3) SECRETARY.—The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Homeland Security.

SEC. 3. Confidentiality of information.

(a) In general.—The Secretary shall protect individual application information from disclosure to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or U.S. Customs and Border Protection for any purpose other than implementing the DACA Program.

(b) Referrals prohibited.—The Secretary may not refer any individual whose case has been deferred pursuant to the DACA Program to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Department of Justice, or any other law enforcement agency.

(c) Limited exception.—Individual application information may be shared with national security and law enforcement agencies—

(1) to identify or prevent fraudulent claims;

(2) for particularized national security purposes relating to an individual application; or

(3) for the investigation or prosecution of any felony not related to immigration status.


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