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S. 1051: Empowering Immigration Courts Act


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 25, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1051

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 25, 2021

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

A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to clarify the contempt authority of immigration judges, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Empowering Immigration Courts Act.

2.

Contempt authority of immigration judges

Section 240(b)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1229a(b)(1)) is amended by striking (under regulations prescribed by the Attorney General) to sanction by civil money penalty any action (or inaction) in contempt of the judge's proper exercise of authority under this Act and inserting to sanction by fine contempt of its authority in accordance with section 401 of title 18, United States Code.