2016: Sponsored H.R. 5012, the Restoring Respect for Immigrant Service in Uniform Act, including Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.)
H.R. 5012, the Restoring Respect for Immigrant Service in Uniform Act, would call for the readmission of deported aliens who spent 180 days in the military, haven't been discharged at any level under than honorable, and haven't been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or 3 or more non-significant misdemeanors on different dates out of separate conduct. Significant misdemeanors are defined as domestic violence, sexual assault, involving unlawful possession of a firearm, or with a sentence over 90 days.
2016: Sponsored H.R. 5006, the Visa Transparency Anti-Trafficking Act, introduced Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.)
H.R. 5006, the Visa Transparency Anti-Trafficking Act, calls for additional reporting, including massive amounts of nonimmigrant employment data. The Senate companion bill is S. 2833.
2016: Sponsored H.R. 4926, the Stopping Partisan Policy at the Library of Congress Act, introduced by Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.)
2016: Sponsored H.R. 4856 introduced by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.)
H.R. 6252, the Ending Sanctuary Cities Act, would restrict sanctuary cities, including those that don't honor detainers, from ANY Federal financial assistance. It would also give local officers Federal authority to honor detainers and make it unlawful to discharge or discriminate against an officer for honoring a detainer.
H.R. 6198 would freeze all naturalization of Legal Permanent Residents until the Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT) is completed. It would also revoke naturalization from aliens that DHS has good cause to believe shouldn't have been eligible.
H.R. 6175 would make aliens identified on the terror screening database inadmissible and place non-LPR aliens in expedited removal proceedings if on the terror watch list. The bill allows the removal/inadmissibility to be waived with unanimous concurrence of the Secretary of DHS, Attorney General, FBI Director, Director of National Intelligence, and Secretary of State. The bill would also remove asylum, withholding/cancellation of removal, voluntary departure, adjustment of status, and torture protection from terror watch list aliens and make them ineligible for any relief.
H.R. 6168, the Academic Success Centers and Education Networks for Dreamers (ASCEND) Act, would create educational grants for "Dreamers", specifically recipients of Pres. Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
H.R. 5881, the Unaccompanied Alien Children Placement Transparency Act, would require Health and Human Services to notify states of placement of Unaccompanied Aliens Children (UACs), covering medical records, immigration status of the custodian, physical address, Federal benefits that the child will receive, and Federal benefits that a custodian will receive as a direct result of the child's placement with them.
H.R. 5853, the Empowering Local Law Enforcement Act, would make 287(g) agreements mandatory, require the Secretary of DHS to provide removal and detainer details to the NCIC and LESC systems, and authorize state and local officers to issue Federal detainers, transfer aliens to Federal custody, and requires prioritization for removal.
H.R. 5851, the Refugee Protection Act, would make dramatic reforms to the Refugee program making it much easier for foreign nationals to come to the United States and claim refugee status. The bill virtually allows anyone who can make it to the United States to be approved for asylum process -- a number that could potentially affect more than 10 million people.
H.R. 5816 would suspend refugee resettlement for aliens from Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen (terror-sponsoring nations) until Congress passes a joint resolution. The legislation also calls for reports on national security threats and benefit costs to refugees.
H.R. 5742, the Uniting Families Act, would create a visa for adult children of U.S. citizen servicemen and their spouses and children. The visa would be for 5 years, be capped at 5,000 per year, and allow recipients to adjust to Legal Permanent Residents.
H.R. 5657, the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act, would reform and reduce fraud and abuse in the H-1B and L-1 guest-worker visa programs. The Senate companion bill is S. 2266.
H.R. 5646, Sarah's Law, would require the detention of illegal aliens who have been charged with a crime resulting in the death or serious bodily injury of another person. The legislation would also call for DHS to notify the victim or victim's family of relevant immigration/criminal history of the accused.
H.R. 5619, Sarah's Law, would require the detention of illegal aliens who have been charged with a crime resulting in the death or serious bodily injury of another person. The legislation would also call for DHS to notify the victim or victim's family of relevant immigration/criminal history of the accused.
H.R. 5533, the Recognizing American Children Act, would grant amnesty to 2.1 million illegal aliens who were brought to the United States when they were under the age of 16 and have been in the country since 2010. The bill would require that illegal aliens have a GED, is admitted to college, or "valid work authorization", have good moral character, aren't inadmissible or deportable under several categories, haven't been convicted of a felony or 3 misdemeanors on different days, and haven't been under a final order of exclusion, deportation, or removal.
H.R. 5398, the Immigration for a Competitive America Act, would move some family-based green card categories to employment-based categories and lead to the quadrupling of H-1B guest-worker visas. The legislation would also mandate E-Verify and strengthen criminal penalties for employers, but would allow foreign workers to claim tax credits for their children.
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.
H.R. 5141, the Central American Amnesty Termination Act, would defund the Central American Minors program that helps identify refugee candidates in Central American and relocates them to the United States.
H.R. 5103, the Criminal Alien Detention and Removal Act, would require mandatory supervised release for criminal aliens.
H.R. 5102, the Interior Immigration Enforcement Act, would criminalize foreign nationals who overstay their visas.
H.R. 5035 would open state assistance for incarcerating aliens charged with certain crimes (no longer just conviction) as well as aliens for whom immigration status is unable to be verified. The Senate companion bill is S. 2395.
H.R. 4926, the Stopping Partisan Policy at the Library of Congress Act, would direct the Librarian of Congress to retain the headings "Aliens" and "Illegal aliens" in the Library of Congress Subject Headings.
H.R. 4856 would make aliens associated with a criminal gang inadmissible, deportable, and ineligible for various forms of relief.
2016: Sponsored H.R. 4798, the Reuniting Families Act, introduced by Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.)
H.R. 4798, the Reuniting Families Act, would recapture unused family-based and employment based visas from 1992-2015 to help clear out the backlog of more than 4 million foreign citizens. The bill would also make massive increases to chain migration categories and codify Pres. Obama's DAPA amnesty.
2016: H.R. 4731, the Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act, introduced by Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho)
2016: Sponsored H.R. 4726, the Preventing Illegal Visa Overstays Act, introduced by Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.)
H.R. 4726, the Preventing Illegal Visa Overstays Act, would prohibit the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security from receiving a salary until the entry-exit system is fully implemented.
2016: Sponsored H.R. 4272, the Refundable Child Tax Credit Eligibility Verification Reform Act, introduced by Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas)
H.R. 4272, the Refundable Child Tax Credit Eligibility Verification Reform Act, would require inclusion of the taxpayer's social security number to claim the refundable portion of the child tax credit, preventing illegal aliens from claiming the credit.
2016: Sponsored H.R. 4720, the Expedited Family Reunification Act, introduced by Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.)
H.R. 4720, the Expedited Family Reunification Act, would 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.
2016: Sponsored H.R. 3818, the Ending Special National Origin-Based Immigration Programs for Cubans Act, introduced by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.)
H.R. 3818, the Ending Special National Origin-Based Immigration Programs for Cubans Act, would repeal the Cuban Adjustment Act that issues green cards to nationals from Cuba.
2015: House Armed Services Committee vote on Rep. Pete Gallego's (D-Texas) amendment to H.R. 1735 (NDAA)
2016: House vote on Rep. Steve King's Amdt. 1200 to H.R. 5293
2016: House vote on Rep. Paul Gosar's Amdt. 1199 to H.R. 5293
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Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.
2015: Sponsored H.R. 300, the SMART Border Act, introduced by Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas)
2015: Sponsored H.R.192, the SHUT Act, introduced by Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.)
2015: H.R. 4034, the Secure Fence Restoration Act of 2015, introduced by Rep. John Fleming (R-La.)
2015: Sponsored H.R.52, the Save America Comprehensive Immigration Act of 2015,introduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas)
2015: Sponsored H.R. 3918, the Strengthen Employment And Seasonal Opportunities Now (SEASON) Act, introduced by Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio)
2015: Sponsored H.R. 4143, the Terrorist Refugee Infiltration Prevention Act of 2015, introduced by Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.)
2015: Sponsored H.R. 4089, the Student Visa Security Improvement Act, introduced by Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.)