IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
April 4, 2019
Ms. Duckworth (for herself, Ms. Cortez Masto, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Merkley, and Mrs. Gillibrand) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to identify each alien who is serving, or has served, in the Armed Forces of the United States on the application of any such alien for an immigration benefit or the placement of any such alien in an immigration enforcement proceeding, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Immigrant Veterans Eligibility Tracking System Act or the
Identifying aliens connected to the Armed Forces
On the application by an alien for an immigration benefit or the placement of an alien in an immigration enforcement proceeding, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall—
determine whether the alien is serving, or has served, as a member of—
a regular or reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty; or
a reserve component of the Armed Forces in an active status; and
with respect to the immigration and naturalization records of the Department of Homeland Security relating to an alien who is serving, or has served, as a member of the Armed Forces described in paragraph (1), annotate such records—
to reflect that membership; and
to afford an opportunity to track the outcomes for each such alien.
Prohibition on use of information for removal
Information gathered under subsection (a) may not be used for the purpose of removing an alien from the United States.