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Roybal-Allard Introduces Immigration Detention Reform Bill

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 09022765 (posted Feb. 27, 2009)"

On 2/26/09, Representative Roybal-Allard (D-CA) introduced the Immigration Oversight and Fairness Act (H.R. 1215).

The Immigration Oversight and Fairness Act would:

  • Facilitate speedy transfers of children to better equipped shelter facilities and increase training for immigration officers who work with unaccompanied youth;
  • Make existing detention standards legally enforceable;
  • Strengthen accountability and oversight of the immigration detention system;
  • Expand community-based "alternatives to detention" programs that have proven track-records for those detainees who do not pose a flight risk.

For more information read the full text of the bill, or review our section-by-section analysis.

 
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