Text: H.R.1753 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/26/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1753


To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to include in the definition of the term “aggravated felony” a criminal violation committed by an alien who unlawfully entered the United States.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 26, 2009

Ms. Ginny Brown-Waite of Florida (for herself, Mr. Bilbray, Mrs. Myrick, Mr. Rohrabacher, Mr. Luetkemeyer, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Jones, Mr. Chaffetz, Mr. Poe of Texas, and Mr. Akin) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to include in the definition of the term “aggravated felony” a criminal violation committed by an alien who unlawfully entered the United States.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “One Strike Act”.

SEC. 2. Criminal violations by aliens entering unlawfully.

Section 101(a)(43) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(43)) is amended—

(1) by striking “and” at the end of subparagraph (T);

(2) by striking the period and inserting “; and” at the end of subparagraph (U); and

(3) by inserting after subparagrah (U) the following:

    “(V) an offense committed in the United States for which a term of imprisonment may be imposed after the date of the enactment of this subparagraph by an alien who violated section 275(a).”.