US HB532 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 48-0)
Status: Introduced on January 14 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-02-25 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Alternatives to Detention Act of 2019 This bill requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish programs for providing alternatives to detaining individuals under the immigration laws, including community-based supervision and community support programs. DHS may not detain and must place in an alternative detention program individuals deemed members of a vulnerable population (e.g., asylum seekers, pregnant or nursing women, or crime victims), a parent of a child under age 18, or a caregiver. DHS shall not use alternative detention programs for (1) aliens subject to mandatory detention, or (2) aliens where release on bond or recognizance is deemed to be sufficient. DHS shall establish the position of Coordinator of Alternatives to Detention and Family Reunification to coordinate the use of alternative detention programs and to reunify parents with children separated from them. Executive departments shall cooperate with the coordinator to the greatest extent practicable to facilitate the performance of the coordinator's mission.

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Alternatives to Detention Act of 2019



2019-02-25HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.
2019-01-14HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
2019-01-14HouseIntroduced in House


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