Status Summary

Senate - 05/13/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary (Updated 5/25/21)

Legislative Session

2021

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine

This act would implement new guidelines that require high-level approval before any parent of a U.S. citizen child is deported and increase accountability for deportations of those with U.S. citizen children. The act would also establish a State Department office dedicated to U.S. citizen children who have left the country to stay with a deported parent. Further, the act would make "cancellation of removal," which allows an individual to apply to an immigration judge to adjust their status to one lawfully admitted for permanent residence, more accessible and increase the number of cancellations allowed each year. The act would also allow victims of immigration fraud more time to file motions to reopen their cases and criminalize schemes to provide fraudluent immigration services.