H.R. 6136 - Border Security and Immigration Reform Act

Bill Text

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    Border Security and Immigration Reform Act (as introduced)
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Rule Information

REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 7-3 on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

Agreed to by record vote of 227-195, after agreeing to the previous questions by record vote of 233-199 on Thursday, June 22, 2018.  

MANAGERS: Newhouse/Polis

1. Closed rule for H.R. 6136.

2. Provides one hour of debate, with 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Homeland Security.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.

6. Provides one motion to recommit.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
11Version 3Goodlatte (VA), Newhouse (WA)RepublicanRevised Requires employers to use the E-verify system to check the work eligibility of new hires. The amendment also creates a new agricultural guestworker program to provide farmers with a reliable, legal workforce when they cannot find sufficient U.S. workers. The amendment also includes a returning worker exemption for the H2B program which exempts a worker from the annual H2B cap for a fiscal year if that worker counted against the cap in either of the two previous two fiscal years.Submitted
6Version 1Graves, Garret (LA)RepublicanProvides for the ability of the Secretary of DHS to enter a joint enforcement agreement with state and local law enforcement to perform duties related to port and maritime security. Submitted
3Version 1Hastings, Alcee (FL)DemocratAllows certain long-term TPS holders to apply for Legal Permanent Residency in the United States. Submitted
5Version 2Issa (CA)RepublicanSUBSTITUTE Revised Revises the definition of "exempt H-1B nonimmigrant" to eliminate the masters or higher degree requirement and raise the annual salary threshold requirement from $60,000 to $100,000.Submitted
10Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratStrikes the section of the bill which eliminates the diversity visa program.Submitted
8Version 1King, Steve (IA)RepublicanStrikes title I of division B, and sections 2102, 2104, 2105, and 2106 of title II of division B. Adds to the end of the bill "E-Bonding for Immigration Integrity Act of 2018" and "English Language Unity Act of 2017" and additional matters. Submitted
12Version 1King, Steve (IA)RepublicanSECOND DEGREE Amends the Goodlatte Amendment to the bill, repealing Title VI, Agricultural Worker Reform, and Title VIII, exempting alien workers who counted against the H-2B cap in the previous 2 years from counting against it in during the current fiscal year. Submitted
2Version 1McGovern (MA), Velázquez (NY)DemocratSUBSTITUTE Provides permanent residency to eligible long-term TPS and DED holders.Submitted
9Version 1Moolenaar (MI)RepublicanGrants priority refugee status for Iraqi Christians that face religious persecution.Submitted
1Version 1Rokita (IN)RepublicanAmends the federal criminal code to make it a crime for a state or local official to knowingly release from custody an individual who is an alien subject to a detainer. It imposes criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to five years, or both—on a violator.Submitted
7Version 1Roybal-Allard (CA), Torres (CA), Polis (CO)DemocratDirects the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to cancel removal and grant lawful permanent resident status on a conditional basis to an alien who is inadmissible or deportable or is in temporary protected status who meet certain criteria.Submitted
4Version 1Torres (CA)DemocratStrikes the bill and replace it with Sen. Feinstein and Rep. Nadler's "Keep Families Together Act" which would keep families together, limit criminal prosecutions for asylum seekers, increase child welfare training, and establish a preference for family unity.Submitted