- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) condemns attempts to amend the Senate immigration reform bill, S.744, to expand indefinite detention of migrants, limit the use of alternatives to detention, and make it harder for migrants to obtain access to legal counsel.
- Coons 6: Improves accountability and transparency among federal agencies responsible for immigration enforcement by requiring interoperable databases among them. Requires detailed reporting by these agencies to Congress on detainees and removal proceedings.
- Blumenthal 2: Defines and limits the use of "solitary confinement" for immigrant detainees, prohibiting its use for children and individuals with serious mental illness.
- Franken 7: Protects children affected by immigration enforcement, and detainees' parental rights.
- Grassley 40: Weakens S. 744's provision of government-funded and -appointed counsel for unaccompanied children and individuals with serious mental disabilities.
- Grassley 41: Strikes programs in S. 744 that inform detained migrants of their legal rights and screen for vulnerable individuals who need counsel appointed on their behalf.
- Grassley 47: Undoes provisions in S.744 that enhance access to due process. Eliminates bond hearings required for all detained migrants as well as a requirement that immigration judges oversee a person's consent to be deported from the United States.
- Grassley 51: Eliminates expanded use of alternatives to detention required by S. 744.
- Sessions 12: Raises bond minimum to $5,000 for migrants from nations other than Mexico/Canada.
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