Text: H.R.481 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/10/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 481


To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to alter the deadlines by which an application for asylum must be made, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 10, 2019

Mr. Rooney of Florida introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to alter the deadlines by which an application for asylum must be made, 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 Protection Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Dates of applications for asylum.

Section 208(a)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1158(a)(2)) is amended—

(1) by striking “1 year” and inserting “30 days”; and

(2) by adding before the period at the end the following: “, except that, in the case of an alien who arrives at a designated port of arrival, that alien shall be required to commence an application at the time of arrival”.