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116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 2450


To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to limit the grounds of deportability for certain relatives of members of the Armed Forces and veterans, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 10, 2019

Mr. Booker introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to limit the grounds of deportability for certain relatives of members of the Armed Forces and veterans, 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 “Protecting Immigrant Gold Star and Military Families Act”.

SEC. 2. Limiting grounds of deportability for relatives of members of the Armed Forces and veterans.

Section 237 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1227) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(e) Alien relatives of members of the Armed Forces and veterans.—The provisions of this section shall not apply to an alien who—

“(1) is—

“(A) the spouse, widow or widower, parent, son or daughter, or sibling of—

“(i) a member of the Armed Forces of the United States; or

“(ii) a veteran (as that term is defined in section 101 of title 38, United States Code); or

“(B) eligible for the Gold Star lapel button under section 1126 of title 10, United States Code; and

“(2) has not been convicted of—

“(A) a felony;

“(B) a significant misdemeanor (as such term is defined in section 2 of the Restoring Respect for Immigrant Service in Uniform Act); or

“(C) three or more misdemeanors that are not significant misdemeanors, each of which occurred on a different date, and arose out of separate conduct; and

“(3) is not otherwise a threat to national security or public safety.”.