All Information (Except Text) for S.2367 - USA Act of 2018115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] (Introduced 02/05/2018)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/05/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Short Titles - Senate
Short Titles as Introduced
USA Act of 2018
Uniting and Securing America Act of 2018
Official Titles - Senate
Official Titles as Introduced
A bill to provide relief from removal and adjustment of status of certain individuals who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States before reaching the age of 18, improve border security, foster United States engagement in Central America, and for other purposes.
Actions Overview (1)
|02/05/2018||Introduced in Senate|
02/05/2018 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (1)
|02/05/2018||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
Action By: Senate
02/05/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
|Sen. McCain, John [R-AZ]*||02/05/2018|
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|Senate Judiciary||02/05/2018||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
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- Administrative law and regulatory procedures
- Administrative remedies
- Aquatic ecology
- Assault and harassment offenses
- Border security and unlawful immigration
- Child safety and welfare
- Citizenship and naturalization
- Congressional oversight
- Criminal procedure and sentencing
- Customs enforcement
- Department of Homeland Security
- Diplomacy, foreign officials, Americans abroad
- Domestic violence and child abuse
- Drug trafficking and controlled substances
- El Salvador
- Elementary and secondary education
- Emergency communications systems
- Federal officials
- Foreign aid and international relief
- Foreign labor
- Forests, forestry, trees
- Fraud offenses and financial crimes
- Government ethics and transparency, public corruption
- Government information and archives
- Government studies and investigations
- Higher education
- Human rights
- Human trafficking
- Immigration status and procedures
- Intelligence activities, surveillance, classified information
- International organizations and cooperation
- Judicial procedure and administration
- Juvenile crime and gang violence
- Lakes and rivers
- Latin America
- Medical tests and diagnostic methods
- Military personnel and dependents
- Multilateral development programs
- New Mexico
- Organized crime
- Pest management
- Preschool education
- Refugees, asylum, displaced persons
- Rule of law and government transparency
- Sex offenses
- Smuggling and trafficking
- Sovereignty, recognition, national governance and status
- State and local government operations
- Student aid and college costs
- Telephone and wireless communication
- User charges and fees
- Violent crime
- Visas and passports
- Vocational and technical education
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (02/05/2018)
Uniting and Securing America Act of 2018 or the USA Act of 2018
This bill provides conditional permanent resident status for an alien meeting specified requirements, including having entered the United States when younger than 18 years old and residing in the United States since December 31, 2013.
An individual may apply to have such conditional basis removed after meeting specified eligibility requirements.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shall cancel the removal of, and adjust to the status of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence on a conditional basis, an individual who was granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, unless such individual has engaged in disqualifying conduct.
The bill repeals provisions that deny an unlawful alien eligibility for higher education benefits on the basis of residence within a state unless a U.S. citizen or national is eligible for such benefits without regard to whether such citizen or national is such a resident.
DHS shall: (1) deploy the most practical and effective technology available in order to achieve situational awareness and operational control along the U.S. border; (2) submit to Congress a comprehensive southern border strategy to achieve border control; and (3) begin eradicating the carrizo cane plant and salt cedar along the Rio Grande River and the Lower Colorado River.
DHS may construct new ports of entry along the northern and southern borders.
The bill establishes Operation Stonegarden in DHS to provide border security grants to law enforcement agencies in border or maritime border states that are involved in U.S. Customs and Border Protection operations
DHS shall establish a two-year grant program to improve emergency communications in the southern border region for individuals who are at risk of violence and lack cellular and LTE network service.
The number of immigration judges is increased.
The President shall designate a senior official (Coordinator) to coordinate federal and international efforts to strengthen citizen security, the rule of law, and economic prosperity in Central America.