Summary: H.R.1340 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1340. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (02/25/2021)

Immigrant Detainee Legal Rights Act

This bill directs the Department of Justice to establish an Office of Legal Access Programs within the Executive Office for Immigration Review. The office shall develop and administer programs to educate detained aliens about their legal rights under U.S. immigration law.

The programs shall (1) assist detained aliens in making informed and timely decisions regarding their removal and eligibility for relief from removal; and (2) identify particularly vulnerable aliens, such as unaccompanied children, for right to counsel considerations. The programs may also provide services to detained aliens in specified immigration (detention and removal) and asylum proceedings.

The Department of Homeland Security shall establish procedures to ensure that such programs are available to all detained aliens within five days of arrival into custody, and provide such aliens with various information related to immigration hearing procedures and their rights under immigration law.

The bill also provides funding for the programs.