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Border Zone Reasonableness Restoration Act of 2018

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A bill to provide oversight of the border zone in which Federal agents may conduct vehicle checkpoints and stops and enter private land without a warrant, and to make technical corrections.

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06/28/2018Introduced in Senate

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06/28/2018Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S4737-4738)
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Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]* 06/28/2018
Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] 11/14/2018

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Senate Judiciary06/28/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (06/28/2018)

Border Zone Reasonableness Restoration Act of 2018

This bill revises the border zone area in which Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officers may take certain immigration-related actions without a warrant.

The Immigration and Nationality Act is amended to permit DHS officers to take the following actions without a warrant in order to patrol the border and prevent the illegal entry of persons:

  • board and search any vessel within U.S. territorial waters and any railway car, aircraft, conveyance, or vehicle within 25 air miles from an external U.S. boundary (a vehicle may not be stopped at a fixed checkpoint beyond 10 air miles from such boundary without reasonable suspicion that an occupant is illegally in the United States); and
  • access private lands, but not dwellings, within 10 air miles from such boundary.

DHS may establish, and shall certify to Congress, that: (1) a distance of up to 100 air miles is required in a sector for conveyance searches, and (2) a distance of up to 25 air miles is required in a sector for private land access. In making such certifications DHS shall consider reasons such as land topography, transportation, or consultations with state, local, and tribal governments.