H. Rept. 117-21: Access to Counsel Act of 2021, Report Together with Minority Views, to Accompany H.R. 1573, Including Cost Estimate of the Congressional Budget Office, April 16, 2021   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Purpose and Summary: "H.R. 1573, the 'Access to Counsel Act of 2021,' amends section 235 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to ensure that certain individuals who are subjected to prolonged inspection by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at ports of entry have a meaningful opportunity to communicate with counsel and other interested parties. H.R. 1573 does not create a 'right' to counsel during the inspection process, nor does it impose any obligation on the federal government to pay for or otherwise provide counsel to individuals during CBP inspection proceedings. Instead, it will simply ensure that such individuals are not prohibited from communicating with outside parties--which may include counsel--or receiving the support and assistance of such parties during the inspection process."

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H. Rept. 117-21; House Report 117-21
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