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S. 2540 - Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016

Immigration. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to provide access to counsel for unaccompanied children and other vulnerable populations. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016

S. 2540 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to provide access to counsel for unaccompanied children and other vulnerable populations. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to provide access to counsel for unaccompanied children and other vulnerable populations.
Other Titles
  • Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016
  • Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016
Sponsor
Harry Reid
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Immigration
  • Administrative remedies
  • Border security and unlawful immigration
  • Child health
  • Child safety and welfare
  • Crime victims
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Detention of persons
  • Disability and paralysis
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Immigration status and procedures
  • Judicial procedure and administration
  • Lawyers and legal services
  • Mental health
  • Refugees, asylum, displaced persons
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced2/11/2016
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/11/2016
2/11/2016Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
2/11/2016Introduced in Senate
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$45,000
$563,701
$7,379,240
$612,336
$8,250,935
$525,766
$910,780
$547,752
$121,500
$750
$2,276,678
$374,750
$21,609,188
$0
48 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016

48 organizations supported this bill

Advancement Project
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Advocates for Human Rights
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Alliance for Citizenship
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
America's Voice
America's Voice (2016, February 11). “Fair Day in Court for Kids Act” Would Better Align our Actual Policies with our Stated Values. Retrieved February 16, 2016, from America's Voice.
American Civil Liberties Union
American Civil Liberties Union (2016, February 11). ACLU Comment on Senate Introduction of Bill to Ensure Due Process for Children Facing Deportation. Retrieved February 16, 2016, from American Civil Liberties Union.
American Federation of Teachers
Weingarten, Randi (2016, March 23). AFT Letter on Fair Day in Court for Kids Act. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from Albert Shanker Institute.
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Asian Law Alliance
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Border Network for Human Rights
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Center for Community Change
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Center for Employment Training
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Center for Gender and Refugee Studies
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Church World Service
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Community Health Partnership
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Detention Watch Network
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Fair Immigration Reform Movement
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Farmworker Justice
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Human Rights First
Human Rights First (2016, February 11). New Legislation Would Provide Lawyers for Children, Vulnerable Individuals. Retrieved February 16, 2016, from Human Rights First.
Kids in Need of Defense
Kids in Need of Defense (2016, February 11). Justice Prevails in Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved February 16, 2016, from Kids in Need of Defense.
Korean Resource Center
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Latin America Working Group
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Latinos United for a New America
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Mi Familia Vota
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
National Immigrant Justice Center
National Immigrant Justice Center (2016, February 11). Political Support for Central American Refugees Grows. Retrieved February 16, 2016, from National Immigrant Justice Center.
National Immigration Forum
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
National Immigration Law Center
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
National Korean American Service & Education Consortium
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
National Latino Evangelical Coalition
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates
Lee, Nick (2016, February 12). OCA Applauds Introduction of the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act. Retrieved February 16, 2016, from OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates.
Safe Passage Project
Safe Passage Project (2016, February 12). This Senate bill would provide legal help to immigrant minors facing deportation. Retrieved February 16, 2016, from Safe Passage Project.
Service Employees International Union
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Somos Mayfair
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
South Asian Americans Leading Together
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Southern Border Communities Coalition
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Tahirih Justice Center
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
U.S. Jesuit Conference
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
United We Dream
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Voces de la Frontera
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Voto Latino
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
We Belong Together
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 18). Support Letter for Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Women's Refugee Commission
Women's Refugee Commission (2016, February 11). Senate Bill Provides Legal Counsel to Refugee Children. Retrieved February 16, 2016, from Women's Refugee Commission.

1 organization opposed this bill

NumbersUSA
NumbersUSA (2016, February 11). FAIR DAY IN COURT FOR KIDS ACT OF 2016. Retrieved March 27, 2016, from NumbersUSA.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$62,450$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$77,264$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$1,606,907$0
John BarrassoRWY$21,133$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$782,013$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$100,735$0
Roy BluntRMO$143,429$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$277,341$0
John BoozmanRAR$11,835$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$9,397$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,083,838$0
Richard BurrRNC$54,017$0
Maria CantwellDWA$115,069$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$56,525$0
Ben CardinDMD$141,725$0
Tom CarperDDE$33,600$0
Bob CaseyDPA$208,663$0
Bill CassidyRLA$123,840$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$10,000$0
William Thad CochranRMS$30,950$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$34,550$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$106,072$0
Bob CorkerRTN$66,694$0
John CornynRTX$56,455$0
Tom CottonRAR$33,037$0
Mike CrapoRID$9,250$0
Ted CruzRTX$50,749$0
Steve DainesRMT$14,800$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$125,143$0
Dick DurbinDIL$147,238$0
Mike EnziRWY$8,500$0
Joni ErnstRIA$17,450$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$253,243$0
Deb FischerRNE$32,000$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$78,900$0
Al FrankenDMN$294,534$0
Cory GardnerRCO$49,403$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$806,186$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$16,400$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$17,300$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$110,749$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$209,245$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$272,121$0
Dean HellerRNV$14,000$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$571,245$0
John HoevenRND$6,423$0
Jim InhofeROK$5,750$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$11,500$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$17,175$0
Tim KaineDVA$868,909$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$35,715$0
Mark KirkRIL$44,120$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$327,466$0
James LankfordROK$27,675$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$130,465$0
Mike LeeRUT$15,030$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$66,625$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$328,698$0
John McCainRAZ$57,138$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$1,516,356$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$140,551$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$153,250$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$156,106$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$3,500$0
Jerry MoranRKS$20,000$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$21,525$0
Chris MurphyDCT$360,495$0
Patty MurrayDWA$710,141$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$164,718$0
Rand PaulRKY$7,415$0
David PerdueRGA$14,400$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$618,393$0
Rob PortmanROH$35,260$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$37,025$0
Harry ReidDNV$31,967$0
Jim RischRID$0$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$18,439$0
Mike RoundsRSD$16,350$0
Marco RubioRFL$43,855$0
Bernie SandersIVT$355,985$0
Ben SasseRNE$62,350$0
Brian SchatzDHI$176,601$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$268,371$0
Tim ScottRSC$58,550$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,028,087$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$5,000$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$512,433$0
Dan SullivanRAK$9,945$0
Jon TesterDMT$416,411$0
John ThuneRSD$16,971$0
Thom TillisRNC$29,101$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$85,690$0
Tom UdallDNM$162,667$0
David VitterRLA$19,000$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$117,764$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$3,596,742$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$83,857$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$9,083$0
Ron WydenDOR$236,150$0

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Legislator Filters
NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$62,450$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$77,264$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$1,606,907$0
John BarrassoRWY$21,133$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$782,013$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$100,735$0
Roy BluntRMO$143,429$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$277,341$0
John BoozmanRAR$11,835$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$9,397$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,083,838$0
Richard BurrRNC$54,017$0
Maria CantwellDWA$115,069$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$56,525$0
Ben CardinDMD$141,725$0
Tom CarperDDE$33,600$0
Bob CaseyDPA$208,663$0
Bill CassidyRLA$123,840$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$10,000$0
William Thad CochranRMS$30,950$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$34,550$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$106,072$0
Bob CorkerRTN$66,694$0
John CornynRTX$56,455$0
Tom CottonRAR$33,037$0
Mike CrapoRID$9,250$0
Ted CruzRTX$50,749$0
Steve DainesRMT$14,800$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$125,143$0
Dick DurbinDIL$147,238$0
Mike EnziRWY$8,500$0
Joni ErnstRIA$17,450$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$253,243$0
Deb FischerRNE$32,000$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$78,900$0
Al FrankenDMN$294,534$0
Cory GardnerRCO$49,403$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$806,186$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$16,400$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$17,300$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$110,749$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$209,245$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$272,121$0
Dean HellerRNV$14,000$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$571,245$0
John HoevenRND$6,423$0
Jim InhofeROK$5,750$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$11,500$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$17,175$0
Tim KaineDVA$868,909$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$35,715$0
Mark KirkRIL$44,120$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$327,466$0
James LankfordROK$27,675$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$130,465$0
Mike LeeRUT$15,030$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$66,625$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$328,698$0
John McCainRAZ$57,138$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$1,516,356$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$140,551$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$153,250$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$156,106$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$3,500$0
Jerry MoranRKS$20,000$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$21,525$0
Chris MurphyDCT$360,495$0
Patty MurrayDWA$710,141$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$164,718$0
Rand PaulRKY$7,415$0
David PerdueRGA$14,400$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$618,393$0
Rob PortmanROH$35,260$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$37,025$0
Harry ReidDNV$31,967$0
Jim RischRID$0$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$18,439$0
Mike RoundsRSD$16,350$0
Marco RubioRFL$43,855$0
Bernie SandersIVT$355,985$0
Ben SasseRNE$62,350$0
Brian SchatzDHI$176,601$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$268,371$0
Tim ScottRSC$58,550$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,028,087$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$5,000$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$512,433$0
Dan SullivanRAK$9,945$0
Jon TesterDMT$416,411$0
John ThuneRSD$16,971$0
Thom TillisRNC$29,101$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$85,690$0
Tom UdallDNM$162,667$0
David VitterRLA$19,000$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$117,764$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$3,596,742$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$83,857$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$9,083$0
Ron WydenDOR$236,150$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Women's issues$8,250,935
Democratic/Liberal$7,379,240
Health care services$2,276,678
Teachers unions$910,780
Minority/Ethnic Groups$612,336
Children's rights$563,701
Health & welfare policy$547,752
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$525,766
Commercial service unions$374,750
Other unions$121,500
Human Rights$45,000
Consumer groups$750

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
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