S.744 Immigration bill - Sec. 3715: SECURE ALTERNATIVES PROGRAMS
Posted Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 4:58 pm
- (a) In General- The Secretary shall establish secure
alternatives programs that incorporate case management services in each
field office of the Department to ensure appearances at immigration
proceedings and public safety.
- (b) Contract Authority- The Secretary shall contract with
nongovernmental community based organizations to conduct screening of
detainees, provide appearance assistance services, and operate
community-based supervision programs. Secure alternatives shall offer a
continuum of supervision mechanisms and options including community
support, depending on an assessment of each individual's circumstances.
The Secretary may contract with nongovernmental organizations to
implement secure alternatives that maintain custody over the alien.
- (c) Individualized Determinations- In determining whether
to use secure alternatives, the Secretary shall make an individualized
determination, and for each individual placed on secure alternatives
shall review the level of supervision on a monthly basis. Secure
alternatives shall not be used when release on bail or recognizance is
determined to be a sufficient measure to ensure appearances at
immigration proceedings and public safety.
- (d) Custody- The Secretary may use secure alternatives
programs to maintain custody over any alien detained under this Act
except for aliens detained under section 236A of the Immigration and
Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1226a). If an individual is not eligible for
release from custody or detention, the Secretary shall consider the
alien for placement in secure alternatives that maintain custody over
the alien to serve as detention, including the use of electronic ankle
SECURE ALTERNATIVES PROGRAMS