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S.2561: Human Smuggling Prevention Act of 2014

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Sponsor John McCain, R-Ariz.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced June 26, 2014
Latest Major Action June 26, 2014
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Bill Summary

Human Smuggling Prevention Act of 2014 - Prohibits an individual acting for financial gain from directing or participating in an effort to bring or attempt to bring five or more persons unlawfully into the United States.

Establishes monetary and/or prison penalties for such actions. Prescribes increased penalties for actions that: (1) result in death or serious bodily injury; (2) place a life in jeopardy; or (3) involve bribery of a government official, robbery, sexual abuse, or 10 or more persons.

Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to: (1) implement a strategy to deter and interdict human smuggling across the international land and maritime borders of the United States, and (2) submit an annual list to Congress of high traffic areas of human smuggling.

Makes it a crime to: (1) transmit to another person the location, movement, or activities of law enforcement agents with the intent to further a federal crime relating to immigration, customs, c...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 26, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.