Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 4760 - Securing America's Future Act of 2018

Summaries Derived from Information Provided by Sponsors

Listed in Alphabetical Order

June 20, 2018 9:53 PM

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Burgess (TX)


Directs the President to reduce foreign assistance allocations for Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, or El Salvador by an amount equal to the number of unaccompanied alien children who are nationals or citizens of any of those countries placed in federal custody in the preceding fiscal year because of their immigration status multiplied by $15,000.

Duncan (SC)


Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to facilitate the removal of aliens identified in the terrorist screening database.

Goodlatte (VA)


MANAGER’S AMENDMENT Improves the “H-2C” agricultural guestworker program created by the bill by, among other things, streamlining the process by which unlawfully-present farmworkers can become H-2C workers and more quickly implementing the at-will component of the H-2C program. In addition, the amendment removes the bill’s reference to the Religious reedom Restoration Act.

Graves, Garret (LA)


Provides 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.

Hastings, Alcee (FL)


Allows certain long-term Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders to apply for Legal Permanent Residency in the United States.

Issa (CA)


SUBSTITUTE 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.

King, Steve (IA)


Prevents the creation of the H-2C Visa program by striking title II of division A.

King, Steve (IA)


Strikes division D (Lawful Status for Certain Childhood Arrivals).

King, Steve (IA)


Creates an e-bonding visa integrity provision that self-funds and self-actuates better enforcement of laws in response to visa over-stays.

King, Steve (IA)


Clarifies that the 14th Amendment to the Constitution does not grant citizenship to individuals born to illegal aliens on U.S. soil.

King, Steve (IA)


Prevents sanctuary city officials from abusing privileged law enforcement information in an attempt to obstruct justice in the form of immigration law enforcement.

King, Steve (IA)


Makes English the official language of the United States of America.

McCaul (TX)


Corrects a drafting error in the underlying bill.

Rokita (IN)


Amends 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.

Roybal-Allard (CA), Torres (CA), Polis (CO)


Directs 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.

Torres (CA)


Strikes 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.