Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 6136 - Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018

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Listed in Alphabetical Order

June 26, 2018 5:10 PM

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Goodlatte (VA), Newhouse (WA)


REVISED 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.

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 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.

Jackson Lee (TX)


Strikes the section of the bill which eliminates the diversity visa program.

King, Steve (IA)


Strikes 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.

King, Steve (IA)


SECOND 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.

McGovern (MA), Velázquez (NY)


SUBSTITUTE Provides permanent residency to eligible long-term TPS and DED holders.

Moolenaar (MI)


Grants priority refugee status for Iraqi Christians that face religious persecution.

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.