Summary: H.R.656 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/17/2019)

DREAMers, Immigrants, and Refugees (DIRe) Legal Aid Act

This bill directs the Department of Justice to make grants to nonprofit legal services providers to provide immigration law-related services to certain aliens facing removal or at risk of being denied entry into the United States.

The services shall be available to an alien who (1) is lawfully admitted for permanent residence, (2) has received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, or (3) qualifies for admission as a refugee or whose spouse or parent so qualifies.

The Department of Homeland Security shall report to Congress about the immigration outcomes of aliens who have legal representation compared to those who do not.