Text: H.R.2289 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/10/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2289


To amend section 240(c)(7)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the time limit on the filing of a motion to reopen a removal proceeding if the basis of the motion is fraud, negligence, misrepresentation, or extortion by, or the attempted, promised, or actual practice of law without authorization on the part of, a representative.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 10, 2019

Mr. Veasey (for himself, Ms. Escobar, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mr. Soto, Mr. Correa, Ms. Garcia of Texas, Mr. Espaillat, Mr. Aguilar, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Vargas, Ms. Norton, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Velázquez, and Mr. McGovern) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend section 240(c)(7)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the time limit on the filing of a motion to reopen a removal proceeding if the basis of the motion is fraud, negligence, misrepresentation, or extortion by, or the attempted, promised, or actual practice of law without authorization on the part of, a representative.

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 “Notario Victim Relief Act”.

SEC. 2. Elimination of time limit on motions to reopen in certain cases.

Section 240(c)(7)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1229a(c)(7)(C)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(v) FRAUD, NEGLIGENCE, MISREPRESENTATION, OR EXTORTION BY, OR ATTEMPTED, PROMISED, OR ACTUAL PRACTICE OF LAW WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION ON THE PART OF, A REPRESENTATIVE.—There is no time limit on the filing of a motion to reopen if the basis of the motion is to apply for relief due to fraud, negligence, misrepresentation, or extortion by, or attempted, promised, or actual practice of law without authorization on the part of, a representative described in subsection (a) or (b) of section 1292.1 of title 8, Code of Federal Regulations, or a person who claimed to be such a representative, and the alien establishes such fraud, negligence, misrepresentation, or extortion by, or attempted, promised, or actual practice of law without authorization on the part of, such a representative (or person) by a preponderance of evidence.”.