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S. 197 (116th): Protect DREAMer Confidentiality Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 22, 2019 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 197

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 22, 2019

(for himself, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Udall, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Carper, Ms. Harris, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Murphy, Mrs. Gillibrand, Ms. Warren, Mr. Merkley, Ms. Cortez Masto, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Booker, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Reed, Mr. Sanders, and Mr. Markey) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To provide for the confidentiality of information submitted in requests for deferred action under 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 2019.

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

DACA program

The term DACA program means the deferred action for childhood arrivals program described in the memorandum of the Department of Homeland Security entitled Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children issued 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 submitted for DACA program

(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 the implementation of the DACA program.

(b)

Referrals prohibited

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

(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; and

(3)

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