H. R. 457
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 4, 2013
Mr. Issa introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend section 276 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to impose mandatory sentencing ranges with respect to aliens who reenter the United States after having been removed, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Criminal Alien Accountability
Mandatory sentencing ranges related to reentry by removed alien
The Congress finds as follows:
The security of the United States is dependent on the Nation’s ability to regulate the immigration of aliens into the United States.
Removal from the United States of certain criminal aliens is necessary, and the unauthorized reentry of those aliens constitutes a threat to the people of the United States.
The Congress should deter such reentry by specifying mandatory sentencing ranges for these crimes.
Mandatory sentencing ranges for reentering aliens
in subsection (b)—
in paragraph (1), by striking
imprisoned not more than 10 years, and insert
for a term of not less than 5 years and not more than 10 years,;
in paragraph (2), by striking
imprisoned not more than 20 years, and insert
for a term of not less than 10 years and not more than 20 years,;
in paragraph (4), by striking
imprisoned for not more than 10 years, and insert
imprisoned for a term of not less than 5 years and not more than 10
Mandatory sentencing ranges for persons aiding or assisting certain reentering aliens
Any person and inserting
(a) Subject to subsection (b),
any person; and
by adding at the end the following:
Any person who knowingly aids or assists any alien violating section 276(b) to reenter the United States, or who connives or conspires with any person or persons to allow, procure, or permit any such alien to reenter the United States, shall be fined under title 18, United States Code, or imprisoned for a term imposed under paragraph (2), or both.
The term of imprisonment imposed under paragraph (1) shall be within the range to which the reentering alien is subject under section 276(b).