Summary: S.3372 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (08/23/2018)

Asylum Abuse Reduction Act

This bill provides that if an alien seeking asylum attempts to enter the United States from Canada or Mexico at a land port of entry without a valid visa or appropriate entry documents the inspecting immigration officer:

  • may not admit the alien, and
  • shall advise the alien to schedule an asylum hearing at a U.S. embassy or consulate in Canada or Mexico.

Such alien may not be admitted into the United States unless the asylum officer has conducted an in-person interview and concluded that the alien:

  • has been persecuted in his or her country of origin because of race, religion, nationality, social group membership, or political opinion; or
  • would be subject to torture upon return.

The bill requires each federal judicial district to appoint at least one magistrate or district court judge who, upon a showing of probable cause, shall issue an arrest warrant for an alien under a final removal order who has failed to leave the United States.

The Department of Homeland Security shall establish an alternative to detention pilot program in which aliens may be released to the supervision of a qualified organization that has contracted with the federal government to facilitate such aliens' compliance with all stages of the immigration proceedings. An alien who fails to comply with program requirements may be subjected to arrest, detention, and expedited removal.