GOP Unveils Bills On Criminal Deportation, Family Visas

Law360, New York (January 30, 2015, 5:36 PM EST) -- This week, a trio of immigration bills were introduced by Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate that, if passed, would grant the federal government greater leeway in handling detention and deportation proceedings for convicted criminals and would reduce the number of family-sponsored immigrants permitted green cards.

On Wednesday, Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, reintroduced the Timely Repatriation Act of 2015, the same bill he proposed in 2013, which aims to restrict diplomatic visas to countries that deny or unreasonably delay the repatriation of a national ordered removed from the United States. Poe said this legislation would encourage nations that don't readily...

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