Published Date:  

2007-02-16 05:00

Public Description:  

The bill would grant an immigration judge the discretion to decline to order the removal – by any means – of a removable alien if the alien is the parent of a child who is a U.S. citizen and the judge determines that removal is "clearly against the best interests of the child"; and would only prohibit use of this discretion if the alien in question: (1) is removable on national security-based grounds; or (2) has engaged in "severe" forms of human trafficking or in sex trafficking.

To provide discretionary authority to an immigration judge to determine that an alien parent of a United States citizen child should not be ordered removed, deported, or excluded from the United States.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose
Sponsored by:  Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15] in the 110th congress

Bill Number:  

H.R. 1176

Chamber:  

House

Grade Categories:  

Reduce Illegal Jobs & Presence