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H.R. 4624 (115th): Notario Victim Relief Act

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 12, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4624

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 12, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Aguilar, Ms. Norton, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Takano, Mr. Gutiérrez, Mrs. Napolitano, Ms. Velázquez, Mr. Vargas, Mr. Al Green of Texas, and Ms. Jackson Lee) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend section 240(c)(7)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the time limit on the filing of a motion to reopen a removal proceeding if the basis of the motion is fraud, negligence, misrepresentation, or extortion by, or the attempted, promised, or actual practice of law without authorization on the part of, a representative.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Notario Victim Relief Act.

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Elimination of time limit on motions to reopen in certain cases

Section 240(c)(7)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1229a(c)(7)(C)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

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Fraud, negligence, misrepresentation, or extortion by, or attempted, promised, or actual practice of law without authorization on the part of, a representative

There is no time limit on the filing of a motion to reopen if the basis of the motion is to apply for relief due to fraud, negligence, misrepresentation, or extortion by, or attempted, promised, or actual practice of law without authorization on the part of, a representative described in subsection (a) or (b) of section 1292.1 of title 8, Code of Federal Regulations, or a person who claimed to be such a representative, and the alien establishes such fraud, negligence, misrepresentation, or extortion by, or attempted, promised, or actual practice of law without authorization on the part of, such a representative (or person) by a preponderance of evidence.

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