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S. 1055: Criminal Alien Removal Clarification Act of 2021

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About the bill

This is a bill about criminal aliens, but not like Jabba the Hutt.


James Dimaya immigrated to the U.S. from the Philippines and became a green card holder in 1992. In 2007 and 2009, he was twice convicted for burglary in California.

A federal law called the Immigration and Nationality Act called for the deportation of any immigrant convicted of a so-called “aggravated felony,” in which the prison sentence is a year or longer. Aggravated felonies include rape, murder, drug trafficking, kidnapping, child pornography, and treason. Basically nobody, on either side of the political aisle, would dispute those specific crimes’ inclusions on the list for deportation.

Dimaya’s case went all the way to the Supreme Court, where a 5–4 majority struck a portion of the law down for being …

Sponsor and status

John Kennedy

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Louisiana. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 25, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Mar 25, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Mar 25, 2021

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Mar 25, 2021

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S. 1055 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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