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16-HR4646 on Feb 26, 2016

Bill Sponsorship: H.R.4646/S.2540
Source: Fair Day in Court for Kids Act
This bill authorizes the Department of Justice (DOJ) to appoint or provide counsel at government expense to aliens in removal proceedings.
  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shall provide an alien in removal proceedings with all relevant documents in its possession, unless the alien has knowingly waived the right to such documents.
  • DOJ may appoint or provide counsel to aliens in any INA proceeding.
  • DHS shall ensure that aliens have access to counsel inside all immigration detention and border facilities.
  • DOJ shall appoint counsel, at government expense if necessary, for an unaccompanied alien child or a particularly vulnerable individual.
  • DHS shall establish a pilot program to increase the court appearance rates of unaccompanied alien children and particularly vulnerable individuals by contracting with nongovernmental, community-based organizations to provide such aliens with case management services. Also see the related Senate bill S.2540


      Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Question 12: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
    • Topic: Immigration
    • Headline: Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported (Score: 1)
    • Headline 2: Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported (Score: 1)

      Participating counts on AmericansElect question 4.
    • Headline: Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported (Answer: B)
    • Headline 2: Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported (Answer: B)
    • AmericansElect Quiz Question 4 on Immigration: When you think about illegal immigration, which of the following solutions come closest to your opinion?
      • A: All illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US legally
      • B: Most illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US, with some exceptions
      • C: Most illegal immigrants should be deported, with some exceptions
      • D: All illegal immigrants should be deported
      • E: Unsure


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    • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



    Democrats participating in 16-HR4646

    Xavier Becerra s1oCalifornia DemocratFeb 26, 2016
    Suzanne Bonamici s1oOregon DemocratFeb 26, 2016
    Lois Capps s1oCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2016)Feb 26, 2016
    Tony Cardenas s1oCalifornia DemocratFeb 26, 2016
    Kathy Castor s1oFlorida DemocratApr 13, 2016
    Joaquin Castro s1oTexas DemocratFeb 26, 2016
    Judy Chu s1oCalifornia DemocratFeb 26, 2016
    Steve Cohen s1oTennessee DemocratFeb 26, 2016
    John Conyers s1oMichigan DemocratFeb 26, 2016
    Joseph Crowley s1oNew York DemocratFeb 26, 2016
    Diana DeGette s1oColorado DemocratFeb 26, 2016
    Mark DeSaulnier s1oCalifornia Democratic House MemberApr 13, 2016
    Debbie Dingell s1oMichigan Democratic House MemberFeb 26, 2016
    Lloyd Doggett s1oTexas DemocratFeb 26, 2016
    Keith Ellison s1oMinnesota DemocratFeb 26, 2016
    Sam Farr s1oCalifornia DemocratApr 13, 2016
    Ruben Gallego s1oArizona Democratic House MemberFeb 26, 2016
    Gene Green s1oTexas DemocratApr 13, 2016
    Janice Hahn s1oCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2016)Feb 26, 2016
    Ruben Hinojosa s1oTexas DemocratApr 13, 2016
    Sheila Jackson Lee s1oTexas DemocratFeb 26, 2016
    Hank Johnson s1oGeorgia DemocratFeb 26, 2016
    Marcy Kaptur s1oOhio DemocratFeb 26, 2016
    Ron Kind s1oWI Former Democratic challenger (2012)Feb 26, 2016
    John Lewis s1oGeorgia DemocratApr 13, 2016
    Zoe Lofgren s2pCalifornia DemocratFeb 26, 2016
    Michelle Lujan Grisham s1oNM DemocratFeb 26, 2016
    Jim McDermott s1oWashington DemocratFeb 26, 2016
    Gwen Moore s1oWisconsin DemocratFeb 26, 2016
    Jerrold Nadler s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-FamiliesFeb 26, 2016
    Eleanor Holmes Norton s1oDistrict of Columbia DemocratFeb 26, 2016
    Frank Pallone s1oNew Jersey DemocratApr 13, 2016
    Ed Perlmutter s1oCO Democratic candidate for GovernorApr 13, 2016
    Jared Polis s1oColorado DemocratFeb 26, 2016
    Mike Quigley s1oIllinois DemocratFeb 26, 2016
    Lucille Roybal-Allard s1oCalifornia DemocratFeb 26, 2016
    Bobby Scott s1oVirginia DemocratFeb 26, 2016
    Albio Sires s1oNew Jersey DemocratFeb 26, 2016
    Eric Swalwell s1oCalifornia DemocratApr 13, 2016
    Mark Takano s1oCalifornia DemocratApr 13, 2016
    Dina Titus s1oNevada DemocratApr 13, 2016
    Chris Van Hollen s1oMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016)Apr 13, 2016
    Juan Vargas s1oCalifornia DemocratFeb 26, 2016
    Marc Veasey s1oTexas DemocratApr 13, 2016
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz s1oFlorida DemocratFeb 26, 2016
    Peter Welch s1oVermont DemocratApr 13, 2016
    John Yarmuth s1oKentucky DemocratApr 13, 2016



    Republicans participating in 16-HR4646



    Independents participating in 16-HR4646



    Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

    Democrats: 47
    Republicans: 0
    Independents: 0


















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