H.R.2842: POD Act of 2019


The POD Act would prohibit any policy by a federal agency to limit access to immigration detention centers for members of Congress.

Talking Points

  • The National Assembly supports this bill because it would likely provide increased oversight over the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with respect to the detention of undocumented immigrants, including minors and children.
  • The National Assembly supports reforms to the detention system to better protect immigrants’ humanity and provide swift and fair adjudications.
  • Our country presently detains more than 400,000 immigrants for some period of time in a given year, many of whom have committed no offense and are arrested only for lack of legal status.
  • Detention and deportation should be reserved as a last resort because our communities are best equipped to build well-being when families are permitted to remain together and contribute to our society.

Our Stance




Bill Number


Date Introduced

May 20, 2019


House Judiciary Committee

Bill Status

Introduced or Prefiled


Rep. Jason Crow