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H.R. 75: To amend title 28, United States Code, to provide that the United States district court for the District of Columbia shall have exclusive jurisdiction over actions arising under the immigration laws, and for other purposes.

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 3, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 75

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 3, 2019

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

A BILL

To amend title 28, United States Code, to provide that the United States district court for the District of Columbia shall have exclusive jurisdiction over actions arising under the immigration laws, and for other purposes.

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Jurisdiction over cases arising under the immigration laws

(a)

In General

Chapter 85 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

1370.

Jurisdiction over cases arising under the immigration laws

(a)

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the district court for the District of Columbia shall have exclusive jurisdiction over—

(1)

any case arising under the immigration laws (as such term is defined in section 101 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.)); or

(2)

any claim brought by any foreign national challenging an order of removal from the United States or any other action authorized under the Immigration and Nationality Act.

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(b)

Table of sections

The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 84 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

1370. Jurisdiction over cases arising under the immigration laws.

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