New to the art form? This Wall Street Journal article will get you orientated. Also, for more information on how some of these titles mislead lawmakers and the citizenry, find some academic commentary from Brian Christopher Jones here:

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Safer Communities Through Closing Catch-and-Release?

Today Senators Chuck Grassley (R., IA), Jim Inhofe (R., OK), Jeff Sessions (R., AL), David Vitter (R., LA) and Ted Cruz (R., TX) introduced the Keep Our Communities Safe Act of 2014 (not to be confused with Rep. Lamar Smith's Keep Our Communities Safe Act of 2013). Their press release notes that the measure would "close the legal loophole created by the U.S. Supreme Court in Zadvydas v. Davis (2001) that requires immigration authorities to release back into the United States any immigrant that has not been accepted for deportation to other countries after being detained for six months; a practice commonly referred to as “catch and release.”

Safer communities is a common bill title theme in most congressional sessions, and this one is not different. Other bills with similar names are: S.649 - Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013, and the Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act of 2013.

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