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March 7, 2006

The USSC's work on immigration offenses

As detailed in this AP story, the US Sentencing Commission on Monday conducted another public hearings concerning its proposals to increase sentences for certain immigration offenses.  The AP report notes that USSC members "questioned Monday whether their effort to stiffen penalties for immigration crimes would be rendered irrelevant or confusing by a parallel move in Congress." 

The agenda and witnesses for Monday's hearing can be found here at the USSC's website, and background on the proposed changes can be found at pp. 7-26 of this document with all of this season's proposed guideline amendments.  An interesting interim staff report outlining issues arising out of the USSC's work on immigration offenses is available here.

March 7, 2006 at 01:12 AM | Permalink

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