Published Date:  

2007-01-04 05:00

Public Description:  

The bill would prohibit DHS from approving a family-based immigration petition or fiancé/fiancée nonimmigrant petition if the petitioner is certified by the Department of Health and Human Services as owing back child support; and would authorize DHS to revoke a previously-approved petition – provided a visa has not been issued or an adjustment of status has not yet been effected – if the petition would not have been approved if this measure was not in effect.

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act and title IV of the Social Security Act to provide for the denial of family classification petitions filed by an individual who owes child support arrearages.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support
Sponsored by:  Rep. Roscoe Bartlett [R-MD6, 1993-2013] in the 110th congress

Bill Number:  

H.R. 78

Chamber:  

House

Grade Categories:  

Reduce Illegal Jobs & Presence