Comments on USSC Proposed Amendments on Immigration Offenses and Compassionate Release

Document Date: April 11, 2016
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These comments address several of the issues outlined in the proposed amendments where the Commission could take substantial steps toward improving the fairness and proportionality of the Guidelines and reduce the number of individuals in the federal Bureau of Prisons system. Our comments are focused on two areas of specific interest: the proposed amendment that would revise the illegal reentry guideline at §2L1.2 (Unlawfully Entering or Remaining in the United States) and the policy statement pertaining to compassionate release, §1B1.13 (Reduction in Term of Imprisonment as a Result of Motion by Director of Bureau of Prisons).

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