Text: H.R.1178 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/16/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1178


To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the diversity immigrant program.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 16, 2017

Mr. Posey (for himself, Mr. Goodlatte, Mr. Hensarling, Mr. Farenthold, Mr. Duncan of Tennessee, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Marchant, Mr. Gosar, and Mr. Babin) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the diversity immigrant program.

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—

(1) the “Security and Fairness Enhancement for America Act of 2017”; or

(2) the “SAFE for America Act”.

SEC. 2. Elimination of diversity immigrant program.

(a) Worldwide level of diversity immigrants.—Section 201 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1151) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)—

(A) by inserting “and” at the end of paragraph (1);

(B) by striking “; and” at the end of paragraph (2) and inserting a period; and

(C) by striking paragraph (3); and

(2) by striking subsection (e).

(b) Allocation of diversity immigrant visas.—Section 203 of such Act (8 U.S.C. 1153) is amended—

(1) by striking subsection (c);

(2) in subsection (d), by striking “(a), (b), or (c),” and inserting “(a) or (b),”;

(3) in subsection (e), by striking paragraph (2) and redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (2);

(4) in subsection (f), by striking “(a), (b), or (c)” and inserting “(a) or (b)”; and

(5) in subsection (g), by striking “(a), (b), and (c)” and inserting “(a) and (b)”.

(c) Procedure for granting immigrant status.—Section 204 of such Act (8 U.S.C. 1154) is amended—

(1) by striking subsection (a)(1)(I); and

(2) in subsection (e), by striking “(a), (b), or (c)” and inserting “(a) or (b)”.

(d) Effective date.—The amendments made by this section shall take effect on October 1, 2017.