Summary: H.R.3647 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3647. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (08/08/2017)

Save America Comprehensive Immigration Act of 2017

This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide increased protections and eligibility for family-sponsored immigrants.

The bill establishes: (1) the Board of Family-based Visa Appeals, and (2) the Task Force to Rescue Immigrant Victims of American Sex Offenders.

The bill sets forth provisions regarding: (1) the Border Patrol and other law enforcement officers, including regarding personnel increases; (2) status adjustment, including an adjustment for Haitians; (3) sex offenders; (4) unfair immigration-related employment practices; (5) removal proceedings, including for removal based om criminal offenses; (6) asylee and refugee proceedings; and (7) naturalization.

The Anti-Smuggling Unit within the Border Patrol is reestablished.

The worldwide level of diversity immigrants is increased.

Gender-based persecution is established as a grounds for refugee status.

Adjustment to permanent resident is provided for certain temporary protected status persons.

The bill authorizes S (witness or informant) nonimmigrant status for aliens in possession of critical reliable information concerning commercial alien smuggling or trafficking in immigration documents.

The definition of "law enforcement officer" under provisions of the Federal Employees Retirement System and the Civil Service Retirement System is amended to include: (1) federal employees not otherwise covered by such term whose duties include the investigation or apprehension of suspected or convicted individuals and who are authorized to carry a firearm, and (2) Internal Revenue Service employees whose duties are primarily the collection of delinquent taxes and the securing of delinquent returns.

The bill repeals: (1) provisions prohibiting government entities and officials from preventing communications with federal immigration authorities, and (2) authority permitting state personnel to carry out immigration officer functions.

The fashion model H-1B visa is replaced with an O-visa.