S.3162 - Border Zone Reasonableness Restoration Act of 2018115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] (Introduced 06/28/2018)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/28/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S4737-4738) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3162 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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.