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.