Published Date:  

2012-01-24 05:00

Public Description:  

The bill would amnesty certain illegal aliens under the pretense of increasing military readiness. More specifically, it would authorize the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to cancel removal proceedings for certain illegal aliens and adjust their standing to conditional lawful permanent resident (LPR) status for six years if they lived in the United States for five continuous years before the bill’s enactment. Furthermore, they must: be 30 years old or younger; have been 16 years old or younger when they first entered the United States; meet the bill’s definition of “good moral character;” undergo a medical examination; not be inadmissible or deportable on certain criminal grounds including risk to national security; paid a $525 application fee; and have been accepted for enlistment within 9 months of stay of removal to the U.S. armed services. The alien is initially granted a stay of removal, then provided a 5 to 10 year nonimmigrant status prior to adjustment of status. The forfeits the stay of removal if they become a public charge, fail to enlist, or are dishonorably discharged. There is no numerical limit on how many illegal aliens may be granted amnesty and they cannot be counted against any existing immigration cap. To make matters worse, the legislation prevents an alien who simply files an amnesty application from being removed from the United States before the application is adjudicated completely.

To authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain aliens who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other purposes.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose
Sponsored by:  Rep. David Rivera [R-FL25, 2011-2013] in the 112th congress

Bill Number:  

H.R. 3823

Chamber:  

House