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H.R.639: Immigration Oversight and Fairness Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about immigration
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Sponsor Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Feb. 13, 2013
Latest Major Action April 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

Immigration Oversight and Fairness Act - Sets forth detention standards for immigration detention facilities.

Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to: (1) convene a detention advisory committee; (2) promulgate regulations regarding detainee care and custody; (3) implement secure alternatives to detention programs under which eligible aliens are released under supervision, assistance, and monitoring that ensure their appearance at all immigration interviews, appointments, and hearings; and (4) provide protective detention alternatives for specified categories of vulnerable aliens.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security.
March 1, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.
Feb. 13, 2013 Referred to House Homeland Security
Feb. 13, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary