Published Date:  

2007-01-04 05:00

Public Description:  

The bill would make it a felony – with a mandatory minimum prison term of one year – for illegal aliens to: (1) ignore a notice to appear in court; or (2) violate a deportation order. (Although the Bush administration has often declared that the era of “catch-and-release” is over, too many illegal aliens apprehended in the interior are still simply given a notice to appear in court – which, in many instances, acts more like a “get out of jail free” card – and then fail to show up for their court date.)

To impose a mandatory minimum sentence on a deportable alien who fails to depart or fails to attend a removal proceeding.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support
Sponsored by:  Rep. Elton Gallegly [R-CA24, 2003-2013] in the 110th congress

Bill Number:  

H.R. 131

Chamber:  

House

Grade Categories:  

Reduce Illegal Jobs & Presence