H.R.5581: Access to Counsel Act of 2020

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Access to Counsel Act of 2020 This bill provides various protections for covered individuals subject to secondary or deferred inspections when seeking admission into the United States. Covered individuals include U.S. nationals, lawful permanent residents, aliens in possession of a visa, and refugees. The Department of Homeland Security shall ensure that a covered individual subject to secondary or deferred inspection has a meaningful...

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Date Description
March 5, 2020
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 332.
March 5, 2020

Committee on Homeland Security discharged.

March 5, 2020
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 116-412, Part I.
Feb. 12, 2020
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Feb. 12, 2020
Ordered to be Reported (Amended).
Feb. 11, 2020
Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Discharged.
Jan. 28, 2020
Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.
Jan. 17, 2020
Referred to the Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations.
Jan. 10, 2020
Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Jan. 10, 2020

Introduced in the House by Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.)

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