S.285: Sarah's Law


Sarah’s Law would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to require the detention of an undocumented immigrant: (1) who was not inspected and admitted into the United States, who held a revoked nonimmigrant visa (or other nonimmigrant admission document), or who is subject to deportation for failing to maintain nonimmigrant status; and (2) who has been charged in the United States with a crime that resulted in the death or serious bodily injury of another person.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would be required to make reasonable efforts to, obtain information about the identity of any victims of the crimes for the undocumented person was charged or convicted; and provide the victim, or a parent, guardian, spouse, or closest living relative of a deceased victim, with information about the person, including name, date of birth, nationality, immigration status, criminal history, and a description of any related removal efforts.

H.R. 385 is the House companion bill.

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Our Stance




Bill Number


Date Introduced

January 31, 2019


Senate Judiciary Committee

Bill Status

Introduced or Prefiled


Sen. Joni Ernst