Published Date:  

2007-01-17 05:00

Public Description:  

H.R. 519 would eliminate the Secretary of Homeland Security's discretionary authority to order expedited removal, unless the Secretary determined after consultation with Federal, state, or local law enforcement agencies that the alien in question would be detained by such an agency, in which case the Secretary would be prohibited from removing the alien until that detention terminates. This greatly expands the usage of an effective and prompt means of sending illegal aliens home, ensuring that illegal aliens did not get away with their immigration offense and then compound the impact by remaining in the United States.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support
Sponsored by:  Rep. John Doolittle [R-CA4, 1993-2009] in the 110th congress

Bill Number:  

H.R. 519

Chamber:  

House