Text: H.R.7139 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 7139


To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide that an alien may only apply for asylum at a designated port of arrival, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 16, 2018

Mr. Gohmert introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide that an alien may only apply for asylum at a designated port of arrival, and for other purposes.

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 “Asylum at Designated Arrival Ports and Terminals Act 2018” or the “ADAPT Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Limitation on application for asylum.

The Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.) is amended—

(1) in section 208(a) (8 U.S.C. 1158(a))—

(A) in paragraph (1)—

(i) by striking “is physically present in the United States or who arrives in the United States (whether or not at a designated port of arrival and including an alien who is brought to the United States after having been interdicted in international or United States waters), irrespective of such alien's status,” and inserting “who arrives in the United States at a designated port of arrival”; and

(ii) by inserting before the period at the end the following: “only if the alien applies for asylum at a designated port of arrival”; and

(B) in paragraph (2)(B), by striking “within 1 year after the date of” and inserting “immediately upon”; and

(2) in section 235(b)(1)(B) (8 U.S.C. 1225(b)(1)(B)), by striking “or is described in clause (iii)”.