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Introduced in Senate (03/25/2021)


117th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1007


To require that certain aliens receive written notice of removal proceedings before being granted parole or released from detention and to enumerate the possible consequences for failing to attend such proceedings.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 25, 2021

Mr. Tuberville (for himself, Mr. Cruz, Mr. Barrasso, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Lee, and Mr. Braun) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To require that certain aliens receive written notice of removal proceedings before being granted parole or released from detention and to enumerate the possible consequences for failing to attend such proceedings.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Written notice of removal proceedings.

(a) In general.—Section 235(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1225(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(4) WRITTEN NOTICE.—An alien described in this subsection shall not be granted parole or released from detention by the Attorney General or the Secretary of Homeland Security without having been provided a written notice under paragraph (1) or (2) of section 239(a) that—

“(A) informs the alien that he or she is required to appear before an immigration judge for removal proceedings; and

“(B) identifies the specific date on which such proceedings will take place.”.

(b) Consequences for failure To attend hearing.—Section 240(b)(5)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1229a(b)(5)(A)) is amended—

(1) by striking “Any alien” and inserting the following:

“(i) REMOVAL.—Any alien”;

(2) by striking “the Service” and inserting “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following:

“(ii) ADDITIONAL CONSEQUENCES FOR FAILURE TO ATTEND PROCEEDING.—Absent exceptional circumstances, the failure of an alien to attend a proceeding referred to in clause (i) shall result in the immediate termination of—

“(I) the alien’s parole;

“(II) deferred action;

“(III) temporary protected status under section 244;

“(IV) any other immigration status; and

“(V) any employment authorization associated with any status set forth in subclauses (I) through (IV).”.

(c) Savings provision.—None of the amendments made by this Act may be construed as authorizing the parole or release of any alien if such parole or release is not otherwise expressly authorized by law.


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