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Titles (5)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2018
  • Border Security for America Act of 2018
  • Transnational Criminal Organization Illicit Spotter Prevention and Elimination Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the immigration laws and provide for border security, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date
06/27/2018Failed of passage/not agreed to in House: On passage Failed by recorded vote: 121 - 301 (Roll no. 297).
06/19/2018Introduced in House

All Actions (32)

Date
06/27/2018-1:51pmMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/27/2018-1:51pmOn passage Failed by recorded vote: 121 - 301 (Roll no. 297).
Action By: House of Representatives
06/27/2018-1:45pmOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 190 - 230 (Roll no. 296).
Action By: House of Representatives
06/27/2018-1:19pmThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/27/2018-1:10pmDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add a new section to the bill prohibiting an officer or employee of the United States to detain and alien who entered the United States with the alien's child who is under 18 years old separately from the child for the purpose of deterring immigration, notwithstanding any other provision of law, judicial determination, concent decree, or settlement agreement.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/27/2018-1:10pmMr. Espaillat moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR H5766)
Action By: House of Representatives
06/27/2018-1:10pmConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5765-5767)
Action By: House of Representatives
06/21/2018-7:28pmPOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule 19, further consideration of H.R. 6136 is postponed until a time to be announced.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/21/2018-7:28pmThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/21/2018-6:24pmDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 6136.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/21/2018-6:23pmRule provides for consideration of H.R. 6136 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit allowed. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6136 under a closed rule.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/21/2018-6:23pmConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 953. (consideration: CR H5450-5488; text: CR H5450-5451)
Action By: House of Representatives
06/21/2018-4:14pmRule H. Res. 953 passed House.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/20/2018-10:56pmRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 953 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6136 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit allowed. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6136 under a closed rule.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/20/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
06/20/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
06/20/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
06/20/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
06/20/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
06/20/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Aviation.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
06/19/2018Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Homeland Security, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, the Budget, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/19/2018Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Homeland Security, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, the Budget, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/19/2018Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Homeland Security, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, the Budget, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/19/2018Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Homeland Security, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, the Budget, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/19/2018Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Homeland Security, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, the Budget, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/19/2018Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Homeland Security, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, the Budget, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/19/2018Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Homeland Security, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, the Budget, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/19/2018Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Homeland Security, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, the Budget, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/19/2018Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Homeland Security, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, the Budget, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/19/2018Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Homeland Security, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, the Budget, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/19/2018Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Homeland Security, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, the Budget, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/19/2018Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Committees (11)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary06/19/2018 Referred to
House Homeland Security06/19/2018 Referred to
House Agriculture06/19/2018 Referred to
House Natural Resources06/19/2018 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure06/19/2018 Referred to
House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation06/20/2018 Referred to
House Transportation Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation06/20/2018 Referred to
House Transportation Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management06/20/2018 Referred to
House Transportation Subcommittee on Highways and Transit06/20/2018 Referred to
House Transportation Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials06/20/2018 Referred to
House Transportation Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment06/20/2018 Referred to
House Ways and Means06/19/2018 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce06/19/2018 Referred to
House Armed Services06/19/2018 Referred to
House Foreign Affairs06/19/2018 Referred to
House Budget06/19/2018 Referred to
House Oversight and Government06/19/2018 Referred to

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Subjects (81)


Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (06/19/2018)

Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018

This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to achieve situational awareness and operational control of the border, including by increasing enforcement personnel.

The bill provides funding for infrastructure, law enforcement, and border security, including funds for a border wall along the southern border.

The bill provides for: (1) an Integrated Border Enforcement Team Program within DHS; (2) Tunnel Task Forces; (3) a pilot program on the use of electromagnetic spectrum to support border control operations; (4) a Biometric Identification Transnational Migration Alert Program; (5) construction of new border ports of entry; (6) a biometric exit data system at certain airports, seaports, and land ports of entry; (7) electronic passport screening and biometric matching; and (8) protections for children apprehended at the border from parental separation and for children in DHS custody.

DHS may provide assistance to a foreign country to address migrant flows affecting the United States.

DHS may provide six-year renewable contingent nonimmigrant status for certain aliens who were under the age of 16 when they first entered the United States. Adjustment to immigrant status is provided based on a point system. Children of long-term temporary foreign workers are also eligible for such status adjustment.

DHS may designate certain groups as a criminal gang. Such individuals may not seek asylum, withholding of removal, or temporary protected status.

Indemnification is provided for law enforcement entities sued for complying with DHS detainers. DHS detainer authority is revised.

The bill creates a private right of action against a state or local jurisdiction that declines to honor a DHS detainer for a convicted illegal alien who then commits murder, rape, or sexual abuse of a minor.

The bill eliminates: (1) the diversity visa program, (2) certain family-based visa categories, and (3) the per-country limit for employment-based immigrants. The per-country limit for family based-immigrants is increased.

Asylum and visa screening provisions are revised.