H.R.4760 - Securing America's Future Act of 2018115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6] (Introduced 01/10/2018)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Education and the Workforce; Homeland Security; Foreign Affairs; Ways and Means; Armed Services; Oversight and Government Reform; Agriculture; Transportation and Infrastructure; Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/21/2018 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. (All Actions)|
|Notes:||On 5/9/2018, a motion was filed to discharge the Committee on Rules from the consideration of H.RES. 774, a resolution providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4760). A discharge petition requires 218 signatures for further action. (Discharge Petition No. 115-10: text with signatures.)|
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Summary: H.R.4760 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/10/2018)
Securing America's Future Act of 2018
This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to revise immigrant visa allocation provisions, including family-related visas. A nonimmigrant classification for parents of adult U.S. citizens is created.
The diversity visa program is eliminated.
Annual immigration levels are revised.
The limit on the worldwide level of employment-based immigrants is increased.
The H-2C visa temporary agricultural worker program is revised. A trust fund is established to provide incentives for such workers to return to their country of origin.
DNA testing to establish family relationships is authorized.
Employment eligibility verification provisions are revised. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shall establish an employment verification system.
No federal, state, or local government entity or individual may prohibit or restrict a federal, state, or local government entity or official from complying with the immigration laws or assisting related federal law enforcement activities.
The bill revises provisions regarding: (1) detention of aliens in removal proceedings; (2) illegal entry and reentry; (3) inadmissibility and deportability of criminal aliens, gang members, drunk drivers, and sex offenders; (4) repatriation; (5) asylum and asylum fraud; (6) unaccompanied alien children; (7) foreign students; and (8) visa fraud.
The bill: (1) transfers authority for strengthening the southern border from the Department of Justice to DHS; (2) revises border security provisions; (3) provides for additional border security personnel; (4) authorizes new ports of entry along the northern border and southern borders; (5) authorizes National Guard border security activities; (6) provides contingent nonimmigrant status for certain aliens who entered the United States as minors; (7) authorizes appropriations for specified border barriers and infrastructure; and (8) establishes Operation Stonegarden to make border security grants to law enforcement agencies.
DHS shall: (1) submit a southern border threat analysis, (2) establish the Integrated Border Enforcement Team program, (3) implement the Border Security Deployment Program, (4) review social media activities of visa applicants, and (5) establish a biometric exit data system.