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senate Bill S. 1549

Protect Citizens and Residents from Unlawful Detention Act

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Protect Citizens and Residents from Unlawful Detention Act

Official Title

A bill to protect United States citizens from unlawful arrest and detention.


Protect Citizens and Residents from Unlawful Detention Act - Sets forth protections against unlawful detentions of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents regarding: (1) notifications; (2) access to counsel; (3) notice and charges; (4) issuance of detainers; (5) access to telephones; (6) protection of community institutions, faith-based organizations, and other institutions; (7) transfer of detainees; and (8) immigration enforcement-related training of personnel. Sets forth protections for specified vulnerable populations. Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish secure alternative custody programs to ensure public safety and appearances at immigration proceedings. Establishes within DHS a position of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Ombudsman.

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      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedJuly 30th, 2009

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