To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to improve the H-1B visa program, to repeal the diversity visa lottery program, and for other purposes.
To amend the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 to provide for the expedited removal of unaccompanied alien children who are not victims of a severe form of trafficking in persons and who do not have a fear of returning to their country of nationality or last habitual residence, and for other purposes.
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the Optional Practical Training Program, and for other purposes.
To clarify standards of family detention and the treatment of unaccompanied alien children, and for other purposes.
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to improve immigration law enforcement within the interior of the United States, and for other purposes.
H.R. 241, the Timely Repatriation Act, would give the Secretary of Homeland Security the ability to punish countries that refuse or unreasonably delay the repatriation of its nationals from the United States. If a country’s repatriation failure rate exceeds 10%, the Secretary will refuse to issue visas for attendants, servants, personal employees, and immediate family members of ambassadors, diplomats, consular officers, or other officials and employees from that country’s government.
H.R. 5224, the Criminal Alien Deportation Enforcement Act, would prohibit the issuance of visas to countries that refuse to repatriate deported aliens. Approximately 384,000 foreign nationals enter the country each year, across multiple visa categories, from recalcitrant countries.