H.R.4155: Funding Attorneys for Indigent Removal (FAIR) Proceedings Act

Overview

The FAIR Proceedings Act (4155) would authorize the appointment of counsel, at government expense, for aliens in immigration proceedings and to automatically provide to such aliens a complete copy of their immigration file in possession of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS would also have to facilitate access to counsel and legal orientation programs for anyone in their immigration detention facilities. In addition, this bill would establish an Immigration Counsel Account under the Treasury’s general fund to collect fees for providing access to counsel.

S. 2389 is the Senate companion bill.

Our Stance

Watching

Priority

Medium

Bill Number

H.R.4155

Date Introduced

August 02, 2019

Committee

House Judiciary Committee

Bill Status

Introduced or Prefiled