All Information (Except Text) for S.349 - A bill to clarify the rights of all persons who are held or detained at a port of entry or at any detention facility overseen by U.S. Customs and Border Protection or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA] (Introduced 02/09/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/09/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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|02/09/2017||Introduced in Senate|
All Actions (1)
Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: Senate
|Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]*||02/09/2017|
|Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]*||02/09/2017|
|Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE]*||02/09/2017|
|Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]*||02/09/2017|
|Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]*||02/09/2017|
|Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]*||02/09/2017|
|Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]||09/26/2017|
|Committee / Subcommittee||Date||Activity||Reports|
|Senate Judiciary||02/09/2017||Referred to|
|House Homeland Security||02/23/2018||Legislative interest|
Subject — Policy Area:
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- Administrative remedies
- Border security and unlawful immigration
- Detention of persons
- Immigration status and procedures
- Lawyers and legal services
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (02/09/2017)
This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide an individual in any removal, exclusion, or deportation proceeding or inspection (excluding primary inspections as defined by Department of Homeland Security policies) with a right to representation (at no expense to the government) by counsel of such individual's choosing, including remote counseling if counsel cannot personally meet with the individual.
A person held or detained at a port of entry may not submit a valid Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status or Withdrawal of Application for Admission if such person has been denied access to counsel.
The bill extends the right to be accompanied, represented, and advised by counsel or other qualified representative before a government agency to any person subject to a proceeding, examination, holding, or detention.
The holding or detention of individuals at a port of entry or at any holding or detention facility overseen by U.S. Customs and Border Protection or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement shall: (1) be limited to the briefest term and the least restrictive conditions practicable, (2) be consistent with the rationale for such holding or detention; and (3) shall include access to food, water, and rest room facilities.