House Bill 1573
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Access to Counsel Act of 2021
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Passed House on Apr 21, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 3, 2021
Latest Action
Apr 22, 2021
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
1573
Congress
117
Policy Area
Immigration
Immigration
Primary focus of measure is administration of immigration and naturalization matters; immigration enforcement procedures; refugees and asylum policies; travel and residence documentation; foreign labor; benefits for immigrants. Measures concerning smuggling and trafficking of persons may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement policy area. Measures concerning refugees may fall under International Affairs policy area.
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House Votes (3)
Senate Votes (0)
Passed
April 21, 2021
Type
Passage Of A Measure
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Access to Counsel Act of 2021

This bill provides various protections for covered individuals subject to secondary or deferred inspections when seeking admission into the United States. Covered individuals include U.S. nationals, lawful permanent residents, aliens in possession of a visa, returning asylees, and refugees.

The Department of Homeland Security shall ensure that a covered individual subject to secondary or deferred inspection has a meaningful opportunity to consult with counsel and certain related parties, such as a relative, within an hour of the start of the secondary inspection and as necessary during the inspection process. The counsel and related party shall be allowed to advocate on behalf of the covered individual, including by providing evidence and information to the examining immigration officer.

A lawful permanent resident subject to secondary or deferred inspection may not abandon lawful permanent resident status until the individual has had a meaningful opportunity to seek advice from counsel, unless the individual voluntarily and knowingly waives in writing this opportunity to seek counsel's advice.

Text (4)
April 22, 2021
April 21, 2021
April 16, 2021
March 3, 2021
Amendments (1)
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Actions (20)
04/22/2021
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
04/21/2021
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
04/21/2021
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 217 - 207 (Roll no. 129). (text: CR H2016)
04/21/2021
Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 217 - 207 (Roll no. 129).(text: CR H2016)
04/21/2021
On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 209 - 215 (Roll no. 128).
04/21/2021
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2030-2032)
04/21/2021
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The Chair put the question on the Issa motion to recommit and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Issa demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
04/21/2021
The previous question on the motion was ordered without objection.
04/21/2021
Mr. Issa moved to recommit to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR H2024)
04/21/2021
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
04/21/2021
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1573.
04/21/2021
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 51, H.R. 1573 and H.R. 1333. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The previous question on each measure is considered ordered without intervening motions except one hour of debate and a motion to recommit. H. Res. 316 and H. Con. Res. 30 are adopted.
04/21/2021
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 330. (consideration: CR H2016-2025)
04/20/2021
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 330 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 51, H.R. 1573 and H.R. 1333. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The previous question on each measure is considered ordered without intervening motions except one hour of debate and a motion to recommit. H. Res. 316 and H. Con. Res. 30 are adopted.
04/16/2021
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 8.
04/16/2021
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 117-21.
04/14/2021
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 24 - 16.
04/14/2021
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
03/03/2021
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
03/03/2021
Introduced in House
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Mar 4, 2021 8:12:13 AM
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Mar 3, 2022 11:41:39 PM