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S. 745 (115th): A bill to reauthorize the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, and for other purposes.

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 28, 2017 (Introduced).



1st Session

S. 745


March 28, 2017

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


To reauthorize the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, and for other purposes.


State criminal alien assistance program


SCAAP reauthorization

Section 241(i)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1231(i)(5)) is amended—


by striking the em dash and all that follows through (C); and


by striking 2011 and inserting 2021.


SCAAP assistance for States


Assistance for states incarcerating undocumented aliens charged with certain crimes

Section 241(i)(3)(A) of such Act (8 U.S.C. 1231(i)(3)(A)) is amended by inserting charged with or before convicted.


Assistance for states incarcerating unverified aliens

Section 241(i) of such Act (8 U.S.C. 1231(i)), as amended by paragraph (1) and subsection (a), is further amended—


in paragraph (1), by inserting and medical expenses after incarceration;


by redesignating paragraphs (4), (5), and (6), as paragraphs (5), (6), and (7), respectively;


in paragraph (7), as redesignated, by striking (5) and inserting (6); and


by inserting after paragraph (3) the following:


In the case of an alien whose immigration status is unable to be verified by the Secretary of Homeland Security, and who would otherwise be an undocumented criminal alien if the alien is unlawfully present in the United States, the Attorney General shall compensate the State or political subdivision of the State for the incarceration and medical expenses of the alien in accordance with paragraph (2).