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H.R. 3695 (115th): Protect DREAMer Confidentiality Act of 2017


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 7, 2017 (Introduced).


I

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3695

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 7, 2017

(for himself and Mr. Coffman) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To provide for the confidentiality of information submitted in requests for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Protect DREAMer Confidentiality Act of 2017.

2.

Confidentiality of information submitted for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

(a)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

DACA Program

The term DACA Program means the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program announced on June 15, 2012.

(2)

Individual application information

The term individual application information means any information, including personally identifiable information, submitted to the Secretary after June 15, 2012, as part of a request for consideration or reconsideration for the DACA program.

(3)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of Homeland Security.

3.

Confidentiality of information

(a)

In general

The Secretary shall protect individual application information from disclosure to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or U.S. Customs and Border Protection for any purpose other than implementing the DACA Program.

(b)

Referrals prohibited

The Secretary may not refer any individual whose case has been deferred pursuant to the DACA Program to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Department of Justice, or any other law enforcement agency.

(c)

Limited exception

Individual application information may be shared with national security and law enforcement agencies—

(1)

to identify or prevent fraudulent claims;

(2)

for particularized national security purposes relating to an individual application; or

(3)

for the investigation or prosecution of any felony not related to immigration status.