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H.R. 5121 (113th): Restore Unalienable Rights Act of 2014

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 16, 2014 (Introduced).



2d Session

H. R. 5121


July 16, 2014

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


To prohibit the indefinite detention of United States citizens and lawful resident aliens, and for other purposes.


Short Title

This Act may be cited as the Restore Unalienable Rights Act of 2014 .


Amendment of the National Defense Authorization Act

Subsection (b) of section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (10 U.S.C. 801 note) is amended to read as follows:


Covered persons

A covered person under this section is a person—




planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored those responsible for those attacks; or


was a part of or substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners, including any person who has committed a belligerent act or has directly supported such hostilities in aid of such enemy forces; and


who is not a United States citizen or lawful resident alien of the United States who was captured, detained, or arrested in the United States.



Prohibition on the indefinite detention of citizens and lawful permanent residents

Section 4001 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—


by redesignating subsection (b) as subsection (c); and


by inserting after subsection (a) the following:


An authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority may not authorize the detention without charge or trial of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States apprehended in the United States.




The amendments made by this Act shall apply with respect to a person who is taken into custody or brought under the control of the United States after the date of the enactment of this Act.