S.3114 - Secure and Safe Detention and Asylum Act

A bill to provide safeguards against faulty asylum procedures, to improve conditions of detention for detainees, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Secure and Safe Detention and Asylum Act as introduced.
  • Official: A bill to provide safeguards against faulty asylum procedures, to improve conditions of detention for detainees, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Secure and Safe Detention and Asylum Act - Sets forth provisions regarding procedures and standards applicable to aliens detained in Department of Homeland Security (DHS) custody and the conditions of such custody, which shall address: (1) fair and humane treatment; (2) solitary confinement

Official Summary

Secure and Safe Detention and Asylum Act - Sets forth provisions regarding procedures and standards applicable to aliens detained in Department of Homeland Security (DHS) custody and the conditions of such custody, which shall address:
(1) fair and humane treatment;
(2) solitary confinement limitations;
(3) investigation of grievances;
(4) access to telephones and legal assistance;
(5) detainee transfers;
(6) translation capabilities;
(7) medical care;
(8) vulnerable populations;
(9) standards for non-criminal detainees;
(10) personnel training; and
(11) reporting of detainee deaths.Establishes in DHS:
(1) an Office of Detention Oversight; and
(2) a detention alternatives program under which detainees may be released under enhanced supervision.Provides for:
(1) legal orientation for immigration and asylum detainees;
(2) construction or use of less restrictive detention facilities, including facilities for families with children; and
(3) quality assurance procedures regarding expedited removal interviews.

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