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S. 1762 (114th): Establishing Mandatory Minimums for Illegal Reentry Act of 2015


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 14, 2015 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.

Summary of this bill

The issue of immigration has played a central role in the presidential race, particularly on the Republican side. Among the three top remaining GOP contenders, frontrunner Donald Trump has advocated a temporary ban on all Muslims seeking to enter the United States. and proposed revoking the Constitution’s guarantee of birthright citizenship, while perhaps the biggest concern among Republican primary voters regarding Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is his 2013 support for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), an immigration hardliner, has sponsored two main bills this session to address the issue of undocumented immigrants. S. 2193, Kate’s Law, and S. 1762, the Establishing Mandatory ...


II

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1762

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 14, 2015

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase the penalties applicable to aliens who unlawfully reenter the United States after being removed.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Establishing Mandatory Minimums for Illegal Reentry Act of 2015.

2.

Increased penalties for reentry of removed aliens

Section 276 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1326) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a), in the matter following paragraph (2), by striking fined under title 18, United States Code, or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both and inserting imprisoned not less than 5 years and not more than 6 years; and

(2)

in subsection (b)—

(A)

in paragraph (1), by striking fined under title 18, United States Code, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both and inserting imprisoned not less than 5 years and not more than 10 years, and may, in addition, be fined under title 18, United States Code;

(B)

in paragraph (2), by striking fined under such title, imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both and inserting imprisoned not less than 5 years and not more than 20 years and may, in addition, be fined under such title; and

(C)

in paragraph (4), by striking fined under title 18, United States Code, imprisoned for not more than 10 years, or both and inserting imprisoned for not less than 5 years and not more than 10 years and may, in addition, be fined under such title.