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16-S2540 on Feb 11, 2016

Bill Sponsorship: S.2540/H.R.4646
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 House of Representatives bill H.R.4646

    Updated with S.2468 - Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2018

      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

    • Key for participation codes:
    • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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    • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

    Democrats participating in 16-S2540

    Richard Blumenthal s1oCT Democratic Sr SenatorFeb 22, 2016
    Cory Booker s1oNJ Democratic Jr SenatorFeb 22, 2016
    Barbara Boxer s1oCA Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2016)Mar 7, 2016
    Sherrod Brown s1oOH Democratic Sr SenatorFeb 11, 2016
    Maria Cantwell s1oWA Democratic Jr SenatorApr 11, 2016
    Chris Coons s1oDE Democratic Jr SenatorFeb 28, 2018
    Catherine Cortez Masto s1oNV Democratic Senate candidateFeb 28, 2018
    Richard Durbin s1oIL Democratic Sr SenatorFeb 11, 2016
    Dianne Feinstein s1oCA Democratic Sr SenatorFeb 28, 2018
    Al Franken s1oMN Democrat/DFL Jr Senator (resigned 2017)Feb 11, 2016
    Kirsten Gillibrand s1oNew York DemocratFeb 28, 2018
    Kamala Harris s1oCA Democratic nominee for Vice President; California SenatorFeb 28, 2018
    Mazie Hirono s2pHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012)Feb 28, 2018
    Patrick Leahy s1oVT Democratic Sr SenatorJul 23, 2018
    Robert Menendez s1oNew Jersey DemocratFeb 11, 2016
    Jeff Merkley s1oOR Democratic Jr SenatorFeb 28, 2018
    Barbara Mikulski s1oMD Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring 2016)Apr 7, 2016
    Patty Murray s1oWA Democratic Sr SenatorFeb 11, 2016
    Harry Reid s2pNV Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring 2016)Feb 11, 2016
    Bernie Sanders s1oPOTUS Democratic Presidential candidateFeb 22, 2016
    Tom Udall s1oNew Mexico Democrat (Senate 2008)Feb 11, 2016
    Elizabeth Warren s1oMA Democratic ChallengerApr 6, 2016
    Ron Wyden s1oOR Democratic Sr SenatorFeb 24, 2016

    Republicans participating in 16-S2540

    Independents participating in 16-S2540

    Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

    Democrats: 23
    Republicans: 0
    Independents: 0

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