The bill creates the immigration legal defense fund (fund). The
department of human services department of labor and employment , as the administrator, awards grants from the fund to qualifying nonprofit organizations (organizations) that provide legal advice, counseling, and representation for, and on behalf of, indigent clients who are subject to an immigration proceeding. The bill lists permissible uses of grant money awarded from the fund.
Organizations that receive a grant from the fund are required to report to the administrator certain information about persons served and services provided by the organization.
makes an appropriation appropriates $100,000 to the immigration legal defense fund from the general fund .
(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)