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Proposed Legislation in the 118th Congress: A List

It can be challenging to keep up with the constant barrage of proposed legislation in Congress. So, every week, we round up new bills here. This list includes federal legislative proposals that have recently been introduced and that are relevant to immigration policy.

This Week’s Bills

Friday, February 23, 2024

H.R. 7366

To require timely publication of CBP border encounters 

Sponsored by Rep. Stephanie Bice (R-Oklahoma) (24 cosponsors – 24 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/15/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Stephanie Bice

02/15/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security

H.R. 7369

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Hiring and Retention (CBP HiRe) Act

This bill would implement five new measures, including student loan repayment for CBP employees, retention, recruitment and relocation bonuses, and direct hire authority for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary to help CBP address manpower shortages, especially in rural areas. 

Sponsored by Rep. Juan Ciscomani (R-Arizona) (1 cosponsor – 0 Republicans, 1 Democrat)

02/15/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Juan Ciscomani

02/15/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability

H.R. 7371

To designate Ecuador under section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to permit nationals of Ecuador to be eligible for temporary protected status under such section

Sponsored by Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-New York) (9 cosponsors – 0 Republicans, 9 Democrats)

02/15/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Adriano Espaillat

02/15/2024 Referred to the House Committees on the Judiciary and the Budget

H.R. 7372

Defending Borders, Defending Democracies Act

This bill would, for the next year, give the Secretary of Homeland Security discretion to turn away any noncitizen who doesn’t have permission to enter the U.S., with limited “humane exceptions such as for those with disabilities or acute medical conditions.” It would also send $66.32 billion in “defense-only funding” to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. 

Sponsored by Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pennsylvania) (9 cosponsors – 4 Republicans, 5 Democrats)

02/15/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick

02/15/2024 Referred to the House Committees on Appropriations and the Budget

H.R. 7392

To reprogram Federal funds appropriated for UNRWA to construct the southwest border wall and to prohibit future funding for UNRWA

This bill would ban funding from the U.S. to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and reassign any unspent U.S. funding of UNRWA to build a border wall along the U.S. southern border. Its Senate companion bill, S. 3708, was introduced by Sen. John Kennedy (R-Louisiana).

Sponsored by Rep. Greg Steube (R-Florida) (5 cosponsors – 5 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/15/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Greg Steube

02/15/2024 Referred to the House Committees on Appropriations and Foreign Affairs

H.R. 7402

The Operation Lone Star Reimbursement Act 

This bill would reimburse the State of Texas for roughly $8.5 billion that it has spent since 2020 and plans to spend until 2025 on “securing the southern international border.” 

Sponsored by Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas) (1 cosponsor – 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

02/15/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Roger Williams

02/15/2024 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 7404

The Subterranean Border Defense Act

This bill would mandate a yearly report to Congress from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on efforts to “counter illegal cross-border tunnel operations.” 

Sponsored by Rep. Eli Crane (R-Arizona) (9 cosponsors – 8 Republicans, 1 Democrat)

02/16/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick

02/16/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security

Bills From Past Weeks

Friday, February 16, 2024

S. 3705

The Human Rights Defenders Protection Act of 2024

This bill would create a new, limited visa category for human rights defenders. Its House companion, H.R. 7175, was introduced by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts).

Sponsored by Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-Maryland) (7 cosponsors – 0 Republicans, 7 Democrats)

01/31/2024 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Benjamin Cardin

01/31/2024 Referred to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

S. 3782

The Jalisco Cartel Neutralization Act

Among various provisions, the bill would deny and cancel visas to individuals associated with the Jalisco Cartel. Its House companion, H.R. 7313, was introduced by Rep. Morgan Luttrell (R-Texas).

Sponsored by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) (0 cosponsors)

02/08/2024 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Tom Cotton

02/08/2024 Referred to the Senate Committee on Armed Services

S. 3796

The Keeping International Land Ports of Entry Open Act

This bill would prohibit transferring U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) staff from land ports of entry (POEs) unless they are not needed to process trade at the POE, they will be immediately replaced, or they are needed to secure the Southwestern border (SWB) through physical detentions.

Sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) (4 cosponsors – 4 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/11/2024 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Ted Cruz

02/11/2024 Referred to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

H.R. 7182

Defend Our Borders from Armed Invaders Act

This bill would authorize the National Guard to use force to repel anyone crossing the border from Mexico who clearly possesses a weapon.

Sponsored by Rep. Morgan Luttrell (R-Texas) (6 cosponsors – 6 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/01/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Morgan Luttrell

02/01/2024 Referred to the House Committees on Armed Services and the Judiciary

H.R. 7185

HIDTA Reauthorization Act of 2024

This bill would allocate roughly $300 million to ”reform and reauthorize” the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Program, administered by the Office of National Drug Policy Control (ONDPC), including requiring the ONDPC strategy to include intelligence sharing with immigration authorities and requiring the ONDPC to report yearly to Congress on this intelligence sharing.

Sponsored by Rep. John Duarte (R-California) (12 cosponsors – 9 Republicans, 3 Democrats)

02/01/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. John Duarte

02/01/2024 Referred to the House Committees on Oversight and Accountability and the Judiciary

H.R. 7232

The No Visas for Antisemitic Students Act

This bill would instruct the Secretary of State to revoke visas of foreign students who engage in antisemitic behavior.

Sponsored by Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-New York) (2 cosponsors – 2 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/05/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Nicole Malliotakis

02/05/2024 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 7246

American Land and Property Protection Act

This bill would prevent people and entities from Cuba, China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, and Venezuelan politician Nicolás Maduro from purchasing real estate in the U.S.

Sponsored by Rep. Mark Alford (R-Missouri) (7 cosponsors – 7 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/06/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Mark Alford

02/06/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

H.R. 7311

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to enhance the operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection in foreign countries

Sponsored by Rep. Michael Guest (R-Mississippi) (1 cosponsors – 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

02/09/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Michael Guest

02/09/2024 Referred to the House Committees on Homeland Security and Ways and Means

H.R. 7322

The Standing Up to the Executive Branch (SUE) for Immigration Enforcement Act

This bill would give state attorneys general standing to sue the federal government for money damages and injunctive relief in certain cases.

Sponsored by Rep. Dan Bishop (R-North Carolina) (7 cosponsors – 7 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/13/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Dan Bishop

02/13/2024 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 7330

The State Border Security Act

This bill would prevent the federal government from removing any physical barriers placed along the U.S. border unless the border was intended to “facilitat[e] unlawful immigration” instead of “deter[] unlawful immigration.” The Senate companion to this bill, S. 3668, was introduced by Sen. J. D. Vance (R-Ohio).

Sponsored by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) (0 cosponsors)

02/13/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Matt Gaetz

02/13/2024 Referred to the House Committees on Homeland Security and the Judiciary

H.R. 7334

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for the detention of certain aliens who commit robbery

Sponsored by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-California) (0 cosponsors)

02/13/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Tom McClintock

02/13/2024 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 7335

To direct the Attorney General, in coordination with the Secretary of Homeland Security, to report to the appropriate committees on encounters with covered aliens included in the terrorist screening database

Sponsored by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-California) (0 cosponsors)

02/13/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Tom McClintock

02/13/2024 Referred to the House Committees on the Judiciary and Homeland Security

H.R. 7343

The Detain and Deport Illegal Aliens Who Assault Cops Act

This bill would require the detention and deportation of noncitizens who assault law enforcement officers.

Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-New Jersey) (0 cosponsors)

02/13/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Jeff Van Drew

02/13/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Relations

Friday, February 9, 2024

S. 3659

The Equal Representation Act

This bill would include a citizenship question on the U.S. Census, require public reporting in regard to this question, and prohibit noncitizens from being counted for congressional districting and electoral college apportionment. 

Sponsored by Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-Tennessee) (22 cosponsors – 22 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

01/25/2024 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Bill Hagerty

01/25/2024 Referred to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Foreign Affairs

H.R. 7118

The Halt the Invasion Act

This bill would prevent the federal government from spending any money to retake control of the U.S. border at Shelby Park in Eagle Pass, Texas, without Texas’s consent and would reimburse the state for funds spent “to maintain control” of Shelby Park. 

Sponsored by Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Montana) (4 cosponsors – 4 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

01/29/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Matt Rosendale

01/29/2024 Referred to the House Committees on the Judiciary and Homeland Security

H.R. 7202

Uncovering UNRWA’s Terrorist Crimes Act

This bill would cut off any additional funding from the United States to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and require the Secretary of State to report to Congress how much has been spent on the organization during the Biden administration

Sponsored by Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) (23 cosponsors – 23 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/01/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Ronny Jackson

02/01/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

H.R. 7215

To express the sense of Congress that aliens who are present in the United States without lawful status under the immigration laws should not receive any benefit under the Medicare program or under the Medicaid program

Sponsored by Rep. Jefferson Van Drew (R-New Jersey) (0 cosponsors)

02/01/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Jefferson Van Drew

02/01/2024 Referred to the House Committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means

H.R. 7220

EB–5 Regional Center Program Advisory Committee Authorization Act

This bill would create an advisory committee to “advise, consult with, report to, and make recommendations to the Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regarding the EB–5 Regional Center Program,” also known as the Immigrant Investor Regional Center program.

Sponsored by Rep. Greg Stanton (D-Arizona) (3 cosponsors – 2 Republicans, 1 Democrat)

02/05/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Greg Stanton

02/05/2024 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 7229

The WALL Act of 2024

This bill would appropriate $25 billion to construct a physical barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border, offsetting this cost by rolling back tax cuts “that illegal immigrants are using,” and require DHS to resume border wall construction plans in place before President Biden took office. 

Sponsored by Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wisconsin) (0 cosponsors)

02/05/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Mike Gallagher

02/05/2024 Referred to the House Committees on Ways and Means, Homeland Security, Energy and Commerce, Financial Services, the Judiciary, Agriculture, and Appropriations

H.R. 7243

Border Security State Reimbursement Act

This bill would reimburse border states for the cost of “securing” the U.S. southern border.

Sponsored by Rep. John Curtis (R-Utah) (0 cosponsors)

02/06/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. John Curtis

02/06/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security

H.R. 7259

Sending Evading Non-Documented Threats Home Especially Migrants Biden Accepted Carelessly and Knowingly (SEND THEM BACK) Act

This bill would make all “illegal aliens” (it is currently unclear what this means for purposes of this proposed legislation) who entered the U.S. after January 20, 2021, eligible for expedited removal.

Sponsored by Rep. Andy Ogles (R-Tennessee) (3 cosponsors – 3 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/06/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Andy Ogles

02/06/2024 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 7262

Closing the Workforce Gap Act

This bill would tie the number of available H-2B employment visas each year to the number of approved labor certifications from the previous year and exempt rural and seasonal workers from the H-2B cap.

Sponsored by Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Michigan) (1 cosponsor – 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

02/06/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Elissa Slotkin

02/06/2024 Referred to the Houses Committees on the Judiciary and Education and the Workforce

H.R. 7263

Visa Improvement, Streamlined Investment, and Tourism Optimization Reform (VISITOR) Act

This bill would authorize fees collected from passports and visas to be used to reduce tourist visa backlogs at consular posts overseas.

Sponsored by Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nevada) (4 cosponsors – 2 Republicans, 2 Democrats)

02/06/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Dina Titus

02/06/2024 Referred to the House Committees on the Judiciary, Foreign Affairs, and Appropriations

Friday, February 2, 2024

S. 3668

A bill to authorize certain States to erect temporary protective fencing within 25 miles of the southwest border to deter illegal immigration

This bill would prevent the federal government from removing border installations placed by the states within 25 miles of the southwest border. 

Sponsored by Sen. J. D. Vance (R-Ohio) (0 cosponsors)

01/25/2024 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. J. D. Vance

01/25/2024 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S. 3708

A bill to reprogram Federal funds appropriated for UNRWA to construct the southwest border wall and to prohibit future funding for UNRWA

This bill would ban funding from the U.S. to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and reassign any unspent U.S. funding of UNRWA to build a border wall along the U.S. southern border. 

Sponsored by Sen. John Kennedy (R-Louisiana) (8 cosponsors – 8 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

01/31/2024 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. John Kennedy

01/31/2024 Referred to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

H.R. 7083

To prohibit the Federal Government from removing or altering a barrier, fence, barbed wire, or obstacle constructed by a State along the United States border for the purpose of preventing unlawful crossings

This bill would prohibit the federal government from removing or altering any state border installations intended to curtail border crossings.

Sponsored by Rep. Mike Collins (R-Georgia) (23 cosponsors – 23 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

01/25/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Mike Collins

01/25/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security

H.R. 7111

To establish the policy of the United States that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East should be disbanded completely

This bill would require the Biden administration to disband the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and transfer all refugee responsibilities in the West Bank and Gaza to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Sponsored by Rep. Brian Mast (R-Florida) (0 cosponsors)

01/29/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Brian Mast

01/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

H.R. 7173

Guaranteed Refugee Admission Ceiling Enhancement (GRACE) Act

This bill would ensure U.S. presidents could not set a presidential determination on refugee admissions below 125,000. Its Senate companion, S. 3714, was introduced by Sen. Edward Markey (D-Massachusetts).

Sponsored by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-California) (0 cosponsors)

01/31/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Zoe Lofgren

01/31/2024 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 7179

To amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to treat United States Citizenship and Immigration Services field offices as voter registration agencies

This bill would designate United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) field offices as voter registration agencies and require them to help newly naturalized citizens register to vote. Its Senate companion, S. 3712, was introduced by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-California).

Sponsored by Rep. Norma Torres (D-California) (6 cosponsors – 0 Republicans, 6 Democrats)

01/31/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Norma Torres

01/31/2024 Referred to the House Committees on the Judiciary and House Administration

Friday, January 26

S.3587

Mandatory Removal Proceedings Act

This bill would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to initiate removal proceedings for any foreign national whose visa is revoked on national security grounds. Its House companion, H.R. 6971, was introduced by Rep. Wesley Hunt (R-Texas).

Sponsored by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) (5 cosponsors – 5 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

01/11/2024 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Marco Rubio

01/11/2024 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S.3591

Stop Fentanyl at the Border Act

This bill would provide U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with greater hiring capacity, fund non-intrusive inspection systems, and found a new program to help seize firearms that would otherwise be smuggled. 

Sponsored by Sen. Robert P. Casey (D-Pennsylvania) (9 cosponsors — 0 Republicans, 9 Democrats)

01/16/2024  Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Robert P. Casey 

01/16/2024 Referred to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

S.3618

TPS for Mauritania Act of 2024

This bill would designate Mauritania for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The House companion, H.R.7034, was introduced by Rep. Mike Carey (R-Ohio). 

Sponsored by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) (0 cosponsors)

01/18/2024 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Sherrod Brown

01/18/2024 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 6208

Trash Reduction and Suppressing Harm from Environmental Degradation (TRASHED) at the Border Act

This bill would require the National Forest Service and the Department of Agriculture to develop policies to decrease “environmental degradation” caused by migrants on federal lands along the southern border, including doubling fines and carrying out a yearly report on the amount of waste collected on federal lands.

Sponsored by Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-Wisconsin) (0 cosponsors)

11/02/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Tom Tiffany

11/02/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Natural Resources, and Agriculture

01/24/2024 Referred to the Subcommittee on Forestry

H.R. 6939

Return Excessive Migrants and Asylees to International Neighbors (REMAIN) in Mexico Act

This bill would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to implement the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) that were in place under President Donald Trump, which require that non-clearly admissible migrants be returned to Mexico to wait for resolution of their immigration proceedings.

Sponsored by Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Montana) (28 cosponsors – 28 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

01/10/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Matt Rosendale

01/10/2024 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 6942

Count Only Citizens Act

This bill would require the Census Bureau to include a checkbox for citizenship or lawful presence on census forms.

Sponsored by Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Montana) (15 cosponsors – 15 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

01/10/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Matt Rosendale

01/10/2024 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 6976

Protect Our Communities from DUIs Act

This bill would make a DUI a deportable offense as well as grounds for denying someone a visa.

Sponsored by Rep. Barry Moore (R-Alabama) (0 cosponsors)

01/11/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Barry Moore

01/11/2024 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

01/18/2024 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held

01/18/2024 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) in the Nature of a Substitute by the Yeas and Nays: 13 – 10

H.R.6980

Districting Our Country’s Transfer of Residency Slots (DOCTORS) Act

This bill would ease national physician shortages by redistributing unused waivers for J-1 visa medical school graduates through the Conrad 30 waiver program. The Senate companion, S.2719, was introduced by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) in September.

Sponsored by Rep. Troy E. Nehls (R-Texas) (18 cosponsors — 7 Republicans, 11 Democrats)

01/11/2024 Introduced by Rep. Troy E. Nehls

01/11/2024 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.6981

Preventing Private Paramilitary Activity Act of 2024

This bill would prohibit using harmful paramilitary techniques, interrupting government proceedings, interfering with someone’s constitutional rights, falsely acting as law enforcement, and taking other, similar behaviors. Its Senate companion, S.3589, was introduced by Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Massachusetts).

Sponsored by Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland) (10 cosponsors — 0 Republicans, 10 Democrats)

01/11/2024 Introduced by Rep. Jamie Raskin

01/11/2024 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.6987

Student Visa Security Improvement Act

This bill would increase monitoring of noncitizen students and trump up student visa background checks, among other changes.

Sponsored by Rep. Gus M. Bilirakis (R-Florida) (0 cosponsors)

01/12/2024 Introduced by Rep. Gus M. Bilirakis

01/12/2024 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 7028

To authorize the issuance of visas and admission of certain aliens, and their derivatives, who were selected to apply for diversity immigrant visas but were unable to be issued such visas or be admitted to the United States as a result of certain Presidential Proclamations

Sponsored by Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-New York) (65 cosponsors – 0 Republicans, 65 Democrats)

01/17/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Ritchie Torres

01/17/2024 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.7048

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify provisions relating to assistance by States, and political subdivisions of States, in the enforcement of Federal immigration laws

Sponsored by Rep. August Pfluger (R-Texas) (0 cosponsors)

01/18/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. August Pfluger 

01/18/2024 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.7057

Financial Impacts of Illegal Immigration Act

This bill would mandate that the Financial Stability Oversight Council explore unauthorized immigration as a threat to the U.S.’s financial stability in an annual report. 

Sponsored by Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas) (0 cosponsors) 

01/18/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Roger Williams 

01/18/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services

H.R.7058

To establish a Border Security Reserve Fund to be used by border States and the U.S. Border Patrol to invest in border security

Sponsored by Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas) (0 cosponsors) 

01/18/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Roger Williams 

01/18/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security

H.R.7074

State of Texas Operational Protections (STOP) Act

This bill would affirm Texas’s right to secure its border with Mexico and allow the state to ask for reimbursement from the U.S. government. 

Sponsored by Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas) (0 cosponsors) 

01/22/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Roger Williams 

01/22/2024 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

Friday, January 12

S.3576

Creating Obstructions Necessary to Address Illegal and Nefarious Entry Rapidly (CONTAINER) Act

This bill would allow border states like Texas and Arizona to use temporary structures on federal land to deter migration without asking for federal permission first.

Sponsored by Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) (10 cosponsors — 10 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

01/10/2024 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Marsha Blackburn

01/10/2024 Referred to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

H.R.6940

To effect a moratorium on immigration

Sponsored by Rep. Matthew M. Rosendale, Sr. (R-Montana) (cosponsors — 5 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

01/10/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Matthew M. Rosendale, Sr.

01/10/2024 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.6941

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit fleeing law enforcement officers enforcing immigration laws

Sponsored by Rep. Matthew M. Rosendale, Sr. (R-Montana) (14 cosponsors — 14 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

01/10/2024 Introduced in the House by Rep. Matthew M. Rosendale, Sr.

01/10/2024 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

Friday, January 5

S. 3516

Withholding Illegal Revenue Entering Drug Markets (WIRED) Act

This bill would impose a 10% fee on remittances sent from the United States. The funds raised through remittance fees would be directed to a new border enforcement trust fund. Its House companion bill is H.R. 6817.

Sponsored by Sen. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio) (0 cosponsors)

12/14/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. J.D. Vance

12/14/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Finance

H.R. 6839

Immigrant Detained Persons Legal Rights Act

This bill would require the U.S. Attorney General, with the assistance of non-governmental organizations, to develop and deploy a plan to have an operational LOP program in every detention center and jail that houses immigrants within a year of enactment. It would also require this orientation and legal notice of rights to be available in English and the five most common languages of detainees held at the facility.

Sponsored by Rep. Bill Foster (D-Illinois) (3 cosponsors — 3 Democrats, 0 Republicans)

12/15/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Bill Foster

12/15/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 6870

To amend the Equal Credit Opportunity Act to clarify creditor’s rights and remedies with respect to the consideration of immigration status with respect to the extension of credit

This bill would allow financial institutions to consider the immigration status of potential clients when opening credit lines and accounts.

Sponsored by Rep. Andrew Ogles (R-Tennessee) (12 cosponsors — 12 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

12/19/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Andrew Ogles

12/19/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services

H.R. 6875

To amend the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act to make Uruguay eligible for designation as a beneficiary country under that Act, to include Uruguay in the list of foreign states whose nationals are eligible for admission into the United States as E1 and E2 nonimmigrants if nationals of the United States are treated similarly by the Government of Uruguay, and to require a report on the eligibility of Uruguay for the visa waiver program

Sponsored by Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R-Florida) (3 cosponsors — 1 Republican, 2 Democrats)

12/19/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar

12/19/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Ways and Means, and the Judiciary

H.R. 6904

To direct the Secretary of State to further surge capacity to better support special immigrant visa applicants who are nationals of Afghanistan

Sponsored by Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Michigan) (1 cosponsor — 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

12/22/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Elissa Slotkin

12/22/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

Friday, December 15

H.R.6535

Emergency Migration Response Act of 2023

This bill would have the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) approach increases in migration through a quick and coordinated federal response.

Sponsored by Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Michigan) (0 Cosponsors)

11/30/2023  Introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Elissa Slotkin

11/30/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Homeland Security, Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Judiciary

12/11/2023 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management 

H.R.6619

Prevent Aliens Through Rivers or Land (PATROL) Act 

This bill is a response to the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against the state of Texas for its controversial buoy barriers in the Rio Grande and would prohibit the department’s use of the Rivers and Harbors Act to justify legal action under similar scenarios.

Sponsored by Rep. Michael Cloud (R-Texas) (31 Cosponsors — 31 Republicans, 0 Democrats) 

12/06/2023  Introduced in the House by Rep. Michael Cloud

12/06/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Judiciary

H.R.6649

To facilitate non-motorized border crossings across the Gordie Howe International Bridge

Sponsored by Rep. Shri Thanedar (D-Michigan) (0 Cosponsors)

12/06/2023  Introduced in the House by Rep. Shri Thanedar 

12/06/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Homeland Security and Ways and Means

H.R.6655

A Stronger Workforce for America Act

Sponsored by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-North Carolina) (6 Cosponsors — 5 Republicans, 1 Democrat)

12/07/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Virginia Foxx

12/07/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Education and the Workforce and Ways and Means

12/12/2023 Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute by the Yeas and Nays: 44 – 1

Friday, December 8

H.R. 6455

Climate Displaced Persons Act

This bill would establish a national strategy to address global climate-driven displacement and provide the support needed to implement durable solutions for climate-displaced persons. The Senate companion bill is S. 3340.

Sponsored by Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-New York) (6 cosponsors — 6 Democrats, 0 Republicans)

11/17/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Nydia Velázquez

11/17/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Foreign Affairs and the Judiciary

H.R. 6480

Strengthening Our Workforce Act of 2023

Sponsored by Rep. Gabe Vasquez (D-New Mexico) (3 cosponsors — 3 Democrats, 0 Republicans)

11/24/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Gabe Vasquez

11/24/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 6520

No Representation Without Legal Immigration Act

Sponsored by Rep. Chuck Edwards (R-North Carolina) (9 cosponsors — 9 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

11/30/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Chuck Edwards

11/30/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability

H.R. 6522

Preventing the Recycling of Immigrants is Necessary for Trafficking Suspension (PRINTS) Act

This bill would authorize U.S. Customs and Border Protection to fingerprint children under the age of 14 to determine if a child is being trafficked.

Sponsored by Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa) (35 cosponsors — 35 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

11/30/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Ashley Hinson

11/30/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Homeland Security and the Judiciary

H.R. 6542

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants, to increase the per-country numerical limitation for family sponsored immigrants

Sponsored by Rep. Richard McCormick (R-Georgia) (4 cosponsors — 1 Republican, 3 Democrats)

12/01/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Richard McCormick

12/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 6574

Empowering Immigration Courts Act

This bill would give immigration judges the authority to impose fines on anyone found to be in contempt of their court, giving them the same contempt authority that federal district court judges have.

Sponsored by Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wisconsin) (0 cosponsors)

12/04/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Mike Gallagher

12/04/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 6612

Birthright Citizenship Act of 2023

This bill would limit the classes of individuals born in the United States who are eligible to become nationals and citizens at birth.

Sponsored by Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) (21 cosponsors — 21 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

12/06/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Brian Babin

12/06/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 6678

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide that aliens who have been convicted of or who have committed Social Security fraud are inadmissible and deportable

Sponsored by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-California) (0 cosponsors)

12/07/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Tom McClintock

12/07/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 6679

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to aliens who carried out, participated in, planned, financed, supported, or otherwise facilitated the attacks against Israel

Sponsored by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-California) (0 cosponsors)

12/07/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Tom McClintock

12/07/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

S. 3347

A bill to require the imposition of sanctions with respect to Ansarallah and its officials, agents, or affiliates for acts of international terrorism

This bill would restrict the issuance of visas to members of the group Ansarallah.

Sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) (6 cosponsors— 6 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

11/27/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Ted Cruz

11/27/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

S. 3384

Combating Cross-border Financial Crime Act of 2023

This bill would establish a Cross-Border Financial Crime Center within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to coordinate investigations and information sharing related to financial crimes with a nexus to the U.S. border.

Sponsored by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) (2 cosponsors— 1 Republican, 1 Independent, 0 Democrats)

11/30/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

11/30/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Friday, December 1

H.R. 5283

Protecting our Communities from Failure to Secure the Border Act of 2023

This bill would prohibit the use of federal funding to provide housing to certain noncitizens on any land that is a part of the administrative jurisdiction of federal land management agencies, such as the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Forest Service.

Sponsored by Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-New York) (16 cosponsors– 16 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

08/25/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Nicole Malliotakis

08/25/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Natural Resources and Agriculture

11/30/2023 Passed the House of Representatives with a 224-203 vote

11/30/2023 Received in the U.S. Senate

H.R. 6477

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to reform the process for inspection of applicants for admission

This bill would reinstate the Migrant Protection Protocols, commonly known as the “Remain in Mexico” program. The bill would require those seeking asylum at the southern border to return to Mexico to wait for their U.S. immigration proceedings. It would also raise the standards for asylum eligibility.

Sponsored by Rep. Randy Weber Sr. (R-Texas) (5 cosponsors– 5 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

11/21/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Randy Weber Sr.

11/21/2023 Referred to the House Committees on the Judiciary

Wednesday, November 22

 S.3291

Equal Access to Green Cards for Legal Employment (EAGLE) Act

This bill would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the 7% per-country numerical cap on employment-based immigrants and increase the 7% per-country numerical cap on family-sponsored immigrants to 15%.  

Sponsored by Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota) (2 Cosponsors – 1 Republican, 1 Democrat)

11/13/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Kevin Cramer

11/13/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

 S.3323

Protection of Kids in Detention (PROKID) Act

This bill would require that immigrant children are held in the least restrictive setting while they are in government custody; empower the ombudsperson to advocate for the quick, safe, and efficient release of immigrant children from government custody whenever possible; create an expert advisory committee to report on trends and advise on best practices; and mandate the establishment of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to facilitate a close working relationship and ensure visibility, allow for real-time communication, and influence policy and procedures for those children in temporary DHS custody.

Sponsored by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) (6 Cosponsors – 0 Republicans, 6 Democrats)

11/15/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

11/15/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.6367

Armed Conflict Migration Act of 2023

This bill would direct the Secretary of the Treasury to instruct the U.S. executive director at each international institution to promote and vote for the provision of financial assistance to countries that receive a large number of civilian migrants from the Israel-Hamas armed conflict, to be used for humanitarian aid.

Sponsored by Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Missouri) (0 Cosponsors)

11/13/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Emanuel Cleaver

11/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services

H.R.6381

To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to Establish a Veterans Visa Program to Permit Veterans who have been removed from the United States to Return as Immigrants

Sponsored by Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Arizona) (17 Cosponsors – 0 Republicans, 17 Democrats)

11/13/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

11/13/2023 Referred to the House Committees on the Judiciary, Armed Services, and Veterans’ Affairs

H.R. 6383 

To prohibit the Department of Homeland Security Secretary from implementing or enforcing a policy that would require asylum seekers in Texas to remain in Texas while awaiting screening

Sponsored by Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) (28 Cosponsors – 28 Republicans, 0 Democrats) 

11/13/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Ronny Jackson 

11/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary  

H.R. 6391 

To require the Department of Homeland Security to create a plan to identify, deploy, and integrate new technologies for greater awareness along the Northern and Southern Borders

Sponsored by Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Michigan) (3 Cosponsors – 2 Republicans, 1 Democrat) 

11/13/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Elissa Slotkin

11/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security 

H.R. 6392 

To combat transnational criminal organizations that are exploiting migration surges and strengthen border partnerships by creating a Department of Homeland Security integrated border intelligence analytical cell and Joint Task Force

Sponsored by Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D- Michigan) (1 Cosponsor – 1 Republican, 0 Democrats) 

11/13/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Elissa Slotkin

11/13/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Homeland Security, Judiciary, and Foreign Affairs  

H.R. 6404 

To enhance border security by directing the Department of Homeland Security Secretary to disrupt the smuggling of firearms and munitions across the Southern Border

Sponsored by Rep. Daniel S. Goldman (D-New York) (11 Cosponsors – 0 Republicans, 11 Democrats) 

11/14/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Daniel S. Goldman

11/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security

Friday, November 10

S.3239

Preventing the Recycling of Immigrants is Necessary for Trafficking Suspension (PRINTS) Act

This bill would give U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) the authority to fingerprint noncitizens under the age of 14 who are suspected of being victims of child trafficking. It would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to publicly report the number of apprehensions in a given month involving child traffickers who falsely claimed that an accompanying child was a relative, mandate DHS to submit an annual report to Congress identifying the number of minors who were fingerprinted, and remove the Attorney General’s authority to waive fingerprinting requirements for those unlawfully crossing the southern border.

Sponsored by Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) (17  Cosponsors – 17 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

11/07/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Marsha Blackburn

11/07/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S.3255

Temporary Family Visitation Act

This bill would create a new B-3 nonimmigrant visa to allow relatives of American citizens and permanent residents to visit for up to 90 days per calendar year.

Sponsored by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) (1 Cosponsor – 0 Republicans, 1 Democrat)

11/08/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Rand Paul

11/08/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S.3278

Immigrant Veterans Eligibility Tracking System of 2023 (I-VETS)

This bill would identify noncitizens who are currently serving or who have served in the armed forces when they are applying for immigration benefits or when placed in immigration enforcement proceedings.

Sponsored by Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) (0 Cosponsors)

11/09/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Tammy Duckworth

11/09/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S.3280

Veterans Visa Protection Act of 2023

This bill would prohibit the deportation of veterans who are not violent offenders, establish a visa program through which deported veterans may enter the U.S. as lawful permanent residents and become naturalized citizens through military service, and extend military and veterans’ benefits to those who would be eligible for those benefits if they were not deported.

Sponsored by Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) (0 Cosponsors)

11/09/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Tammy Duckworth

11/09/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

H.R 6280 

To authorize increased appropriations for specific U.S. Customs and Border Protection operations

Sponsored by Rep. Gabe Vasquez (D-New Mexico) (4 Cosponsors – 0 Republicans, 4 Democrats) 

11/07/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Gabe Vasquez 

11/07/2023 Referred to the House Committees on  Homeland Security, Agriculture, Ways and Means, and Transportation and Infrastructure

H.R. 6282 

To require a report on detainees in U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), or the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) custody 

Sponsored by Rep. Gabe Vasquez (D-New Mexico) (7 Cosponsors – 0 Republicans, 7 Democrats) 

11/07/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Gabe Vasquez 

11/07/2023 Referred to the House Committees on the Judiciary and Homeland Security 

H.R.6286

Protecting America from Spies Act

This bill would amend section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to allow the Department of State to deny visas to any individual if a consular officer, immigration officer, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or the Attorney General reasonably believed the individual had engaged in acts of espionage or intellectual property theft in the United States. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) had already introduced a companion bill, S.370, in the Senate.

Sponsored by Rep. Ben Cline (R-Virginia) (0 Cosponsors)

11/08/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Ben Cline

11/08/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.6298

Stop Shackling and Detaining Pregnant Women Act

This bill would establish a presumption for release from immigration detention for pregnant, postpartum, and lactating people; prohibit any agency under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from shackling pregnant women in its custody; and set new standards of care and transparency for the treatment of pregnant women and youth. A Senate companion, S.3247, was introduced by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington). 

Sponsored by Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-Texas) (14 Cosponsors – 0 Republicans, 14 Democrats)

11/08/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Sylvia Garcia

11/08/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.6335

Voter Population Accuracy Act

This bill would require the Census Bureau to include a citizenship question in all future decennial censuses and require that the citizenship question specify whether the respondent and every member of their household are U.S. citizens.

Sponsored by Rep. Chuck Edwards (R-North Carolina) (0 Cosponsors)

11/09/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Chuck Edwards

11/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability

Friday, November 3

S.3178

Immigration Court Efficiency and Children’s Court Act

This bill would create a specific children’s court within the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR); require special training for children’s court judges; ensure that courts use child-appropriate procedures; and create a way for legal services organizations to coordinate with the court to help children access legal help. A companion bill, H.R.6145, was introduced in the House by Rep. Daniel S. Goldman (D-New York).

Sponsored by Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) (1 Cosponsor – 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

11/01/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Michael Bennet

11/01/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

  S.3182

Terrorist Inadmissibility Codification Act

This bill would designate officers, officials, representatives, spokespersons, and members of Hamas, Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda, ISIS, and Palestine Islamic Jihad as people engaged in terrorist activity, which would make them inadmissible to the United States. A House companion, H.R.6200, was introduced by Rep. August Pfluger (R-Texas). 

Sponsored by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) (4 Cosponsors – 4 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

11/01/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Marco Rubio

11/01/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S.3187

Southern Border Transparency Act

This bill would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to submit regular reports to Congress detailing the number of migrants paroled at each port of entry (POE) and in each Border Patrol sector; the number of migrants apprehended at each POE and in each Border Patrol sector and how many were granted voluntary departure, placed into expedited removal, or released into the United States; the number of petitions for parole received and granted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS); and the total number of migrants paroled into the U.S. each fiscal year.

Sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) (25 Cosponsors – 25 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

11/01/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. John Cornyn

11/01/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary 

H.R.6138

To evaluate U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s implementation of a integrated biometric entry and exit data system in the United States

Sponsored by Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Florida) (4 Cosponsors – 4 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

11/01/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Byron Donalds

11/01/2023 Referred to the House Committees on the Judiciary and Homeland Security

H.R.6164

To prohibit the Secretary of Homeland Security from granting certain aliens temporary protected status

Sponsored by Rep. Andrew Ogles (R-Tennessee) (1 Cosponsor – 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

11/01/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Andrew Ogles

11/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.6170

Border Security and Terrorism Prevention Act

This bill would halt all immigration functions at the U.S.-Mexico border until the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) could prove that no individuals on the terrorist watchlist are able to enter the U.S.

Sponsored by Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas) (9 Cosponsors – 9 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

11/01/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Roger Williams

11/01/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Homeland Security and the Judiciary

 H.R.6211

To prohibit the Secretary of Homeland Security or the Secretary of State, if applicable, from approving any application for or issuing a nonimmigrant or immigrant visa to nationals of Palestine

Sponsored by Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) (10 Cosponsors – 10 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

11/02/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Ryan Zinke

11/02/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

Friday, October 27

S.3103

To permanently authorize the exemption of aliens working as fish processors from the numerical limitation on H-2B nonimmigrant visas

Sponsored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) (7 Cosponsors – 3 Republicans, 4 Democrats)

10/04/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Lisa Murkowski

10/04/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S.3104

Advanced Border Coordination Act of 2023

This bill would direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish at least two joint operation centers between DHS and local law enforcement on the southern border and require an annual report to Congress on the centers’ operational activities and recommendations for coordinated federal actions.

Sponsored by Sen. Catherine Cortez Mastro (D-Nevada) (1 Cosponsor – 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

10/24/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Catherine Cortez Mastro

10/24/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

S.3112

Ensure Uniform Border Inspection Practices Act

This bill would require annual, comprehensive reviews of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) policies to identify areas where inspection practices are weak.

Sponsored by Sen. Pete Ricketts (R- Nebraska) (1 Cosponsor – 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

10/24/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Pete Ricketts

10/24/2023 Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

S.3128

To streamline the reporting of violations against immigrant children in federal custody, to provide protections for unaccompanied immigrant children, and to ensure safe release to sponsors

Sponsored by Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Illinois) (9 Cosponsors – 0 Republicans, 9 Democrats)

10/25/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Richard J. Durbin

10/25/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S.3132

To require regular reporting to Congress on individuals encountered along a border of the United States or a port of entry

This bill would require the Department of Homeland security to provide a monthly report to Congress on the number of encounters that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers have with people on the terrorist watch list at U.S. borders.

Sponsored by Roger Marshall (R-Kansas) (3 Cosponsors – 3 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

10/25/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Roger Marshall

10/25/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

S.3133

To amend the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to Authorize the Reentry Employment Opportunities Program

Sponsored by Sen. Gary C. Peters (D-Michigan) (1 Cosponsor – 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

10/25/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Gary C. Peters

10/25/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

 S.3139

To ensure that federal contractors comply with child labor laws

This bill would require companies competing for contracts with federal agencies to disclose child labor and worker safety infractions by the company and by their contractors, empower the Secretary of Labor to determine disciplinary measures for a company and their contractors, require the Secretary of Labor to prepare a list of companies ineligible for federal contracts based on serious, repeated, or pervasive violations of child labor laws, and create a federal study on the prevalence and nature of child labor among federal contractors.

Sponsored by Sen. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) (1 Cosponsor – 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

10/26/2023 Introduced in the House by Sen. Cory Booker

10/26/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

S.3142

To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to Expand the Prohibition Related to Child Labor

This bill would require the Department of Labor to provide Congress with an annual report on child labor violations. It would also provide the department with more time to obtain a court order to halt the shipment of goods produced with unlawful child labor.

Sponsored by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) (3 Cosponsors – 1 Republican, 2 Democrats)

10/26/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Marco Rubio

10/26/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

H.R. 5990

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize Office of Field Operations positions

Sponsored by Juan Ciscomani (R-Arizona) (2 Cosponsors – 0 Republicans, 2 Democrats)

10/25/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Juan Ciscomani

10/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security

H.R.5991

To require the Commandant of the Coast Guard and the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to make certain determinations in enforcing the Jones Act

Sponsored by Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) (0 Cosponsors)

10/19/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. John Garamendi

10/25/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure and Rules

H.R. 6061

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to waive certain naturalization requirements for United States nationals

Sponsored by Del. Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-American Samoa) (0 Cosponsors)

10/25/2023 Introduced in the House by Del. Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen

10/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

Friday, October 20

H.R. 5959 

Guaranteeing Aggressors Zero Admission (GAZA) Act

This bill would make people with a Palestinian passport ineligible for benefits under the Immigration and Nationality Act. This includes inadmissibility to the U.S., ineligibility to receive a U.S. visa, and ineligibility to be paroled into the U.S. 

Sponsored by Rep. Thomas P. Tiffany (R-Wisconsin) (17 cosponsors – 17 Republicans, 0 Democrats) 

10/13/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Thomas P. Tiffany

S.3065

Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2023

This bill would ensure legal representation for noncitizen unaccompanied children in immigration proceedings, among other changes.

Sponsored by Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) (26 Cosponsors – 0 Republicans, 25 Democrats, 1 Independent)

10/17/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Mazie K. Hirono

10/17/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Friday, October 6

H.R. 5862

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 relating to authority of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to consolidate, modify, or reorganize Customs revenue functions

Sponsored by Rep. Michelle Steel (R-California) (1 Cosponsor – 0 Republicans, 1 Democrat) 

10/02/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Michelle Steel 

10/2/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Ways and Means and Homeland Security

H.R. 5860

Continuing Appropriations Act, 2024 and Other Extensions Act

This bill keeps the federal government open until November 17, 2023. It provides appropriations to federal agencies, including renewing the National Flood Insurance Program and providing $16 billion in additional disaster relief to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It does not, however, include any financial aid for Ukraine. 

Sponsored by Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) (0 cosponsors)

09/30/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Kay Granger

09/30/2023 Became Public Law No: 118-15

Friday, September 29 

H.R. 5672

Bipartisan Keep America Open Act

Sponsored by  Rep. Don Bacon (R- Nebraska) (11 Cosponsors – 5 Republicans, 6 Democrats)

09/22/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Don Bacon

09/22/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Appropriations, the Budget, and Ways and Means

H.R.5684

To require the Director for Homeland Security Investigations of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to conduct annual assessments on threats posed to the United States by transnational criminal organizations

This bill would require the Director for Homeland Security Investigations of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to conduct annual assessments on threats posed to the United States by transnational criminal organizations and for other purposes.

Sponsored by Rep. August Pfluger (R-Texas) (1 Cosponsor – 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

09/22/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. August Pfluger

09/22/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 5694

Pay Our Border Patrol and Customs Agents Act

This bill would make appropriations for the salaries and expenses of certain U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees working during a government shutdown in fiscal year 2024.

Sponsored by Rep. Monica De La Cruz (R-Texas) (23 Cosponsors – 22 Republicans, 1 Democrat)

09/26/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Monica De La Cruz

09/26/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations

H.R. 5717

No Bailout for Sanctuary Cities Act

This bill would provide that sanctuary jurisdictions that provide benefits to immigrants who are present in the United States without lawful status under the immigration laws are ineligible for federal funds intended to benefit such noncitizens.

Sponsored by Rep. Nick LaLota (R- New York) (9 Cosponsors – 9 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

09/26/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Nick LaLota

09/26/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

S.2905

No Asylum for CCP Spies Act 

This bill would prohibit members of communist parties from being granted asylum in the United States unless they meet several very specific exceptions, including publicly renouncing their membership, denouncing the party, proving their membership was involuntary, and being determined to not be a danger to national security by the Attorney General or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. It would also allow members of communist parties to be granted asylum if they have information that is important to national security. The House companion bill is H.R.5651.

Sponsored by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) (7 Cosponsors – 7 Republicans, 0 Democrats) 

9/21/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Marco Rubio 

9/21/23 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary 

Friday, September 22

H.R. 5471  

Honor Our Commitment Act of 2023  

This bill would provide protections for Vietnamese refugees by preventing deportation of Vietnamese refugees who arrived in the United States before July 12, 1995. It would respond to an agreement between the Trump administration and Vietnam, allowing Vietnamese refugees that were in the U.S. before 1995 to be deported. 

Sponsored by Rep. J. Luis Correa (D-California) (1 Cosponsor – 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)  

09/14/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. J. Luis Correa 

09/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary 

H.R. 5477

Keep STEM Talent Act of 2023

This bill would, in part, provide lawful permanent resident status for certain advanced STEM degree holders. 

Sponsored by Rep. Bill Foster (D-Illinois) (3 cosponsors – 1 Republican, 2 Democrats)

09/14/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Bill Foster

09/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 5498 

To prohibit the use of Federal funds to provide to certain aliens covered shelter or housing on military installations located in the United States

This bill would prohibit the use of federal funds to support housing migrants on military bases located in the United States. It would also prohibit city, state, and local governments from placing migrant shelters on U.S. park land.

Sponsored by Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-New York) (1 Cosponsor – 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

09/14/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Nicole Malliotakis 

09/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services

H.R. 5525

Continuing Appropriations and Border Security Enhancement Act, 2024

This bill would provide continuing FY2024 appropriations for federal agencies through October 31, 2023. It would also make various changes to immigration law, including by imposing limits on asylum eligibility.

Sponsored by Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Florida) (5 cosponsors – 5 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

09/18/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Byron Donalds

09/19/2023 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 699 reported to the House

H.R. 5538

To amend title 5 of the United States Code to provide special overtime pay for certain border patrol agents

Sponsored by Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Texas) (0 Cosponsors)

09/18/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Tony Gonzales

09/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability

H.R. 5557

Combatting Foreign Surveillance Spyware Sanctions Act  

This bill would restrict assistance to foreign governments who are suspected of targeting Americans with foreign commercial spyware by amending the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.   

Sponsored by Rep. James A. Himes (D-Connecticut) (0 Cosponsors)   

09/19/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. James A. Himes 

09/19/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Foreign Affairs, the Judiciary, and Financial Services   

H.R. 5560

Reuniting Families Act

This bill would increase the availability of family preference visas, raise per-country annual limits, and establish time limits for processing.

Sponsored by Rep. Judy Chu (D-California) (36 cosponsors – 0 Republicans, 36 Democrats) 

09/19/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Judy Chu

09/19/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

Friday, September 15

S.2824

Secure the Border Act of 2023

This bill would severely restrict asylum eligibility and access, criminalize visa overstays, mandate E-Verify, resume border wall construction, and make other significant changes to immigration law and border security policies. A House companion, H.R.2, was sponsored by Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Florida) and passed that chamber in May.

Sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) (26 Cosponsors – 26 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

09/14/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Ted Cruz

09/14/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Friday, September 8

S.2719

A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for the reallocation of unused waivers of the foreign residency requirement for certain J visa holders

Sponsored by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) (1 cosponsor– 1 Democrat, 0 Republicans)

09/ 05/ 2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Joni Ernst 

09/ 05/ 2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.5233 

Passport Modernization Act

This bill would try to make the passport application process more efficient and combat passport processing delays by providing the Secretary of State with a Special Hiring Authority to hire employees who would exclusively handle the administrative needs for passport and visa applications for three years. It would also require the Secretary to create quarterly reports on processing times, delays, and strategies to combat these delays, make the Department of State modernize the online passport filing system, and have the Government Accountability Office (GAO) conduct a probative report on National Passport Information Center operations.  

Sponsored by Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-Georgia) (17 cosponsors – 11 Republicans, 6 Democrats) 

08/18/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter 

08/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

H.R.5248 

Southeast Asian Deportation Relief Act of 2023 

This bill would provide more protections for refugees from Southeast Asia by limiting the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) authority to detain and/or deport refugees from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam who were in the United States by 2008. It would also permanently authorize employment eligibility for Southeast Asians with a final order of removal and establishes five-year intervals between e-check-ins with ICE while ending in-person check-ins for Southeast Asians on supervision. Lastly, it would allow previously deported Southeast Asian refugees to return to the United States.  

Sponsored by Rep. Judy Chu (R-California) (8 cosponsors – 0 Republicans, 8 Democrats) 

08/22/2023 Introduced to the House by Rep. Judy Chu 

08/22/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary 

H.R. 5283 

Protecting our Communities from Failure to Secure the Border Act of 2023

This bill would prohibit the use of federal funding to provide housing to certain noncitizens on any land that is a part of the administrative jurisdiction of federal land management agencies (such as the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Forest Service).

Sponsored by Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-New York) (8 cosponsors– 0 Democrats, 8 Republicans)

08/ 25/ 2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Nicole Malliotakis

08/ 25/ 2023 Referred to the House Committees on Natural Resources and Agriculture

Thursday, August 24

H.R.5155

Temporary Family Visitation Act

This bill would create a new B-3 nonimmigrant visa to allow relatives of American citizens and permanent residents to visit for up to 90 days per calendar year. 

Sponsored by Rep. Scott H. Peters (D-California) (6 cosponsors — 4 Republicans, 2 Democrats) 

08/04/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Scott H. Peters

08/04/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.5209

Stopping Genetic Monitoring by China Act

This bill would impose export controls and sanctions, while leveling consequences on certain people’s inadmissibility and visa eligibility.

Sponsored by Rep. Neal P. Dunn  (R-Florida) (0 cosponsors)

08/15/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Neal P. Dunn 

08/15/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Foreign Affairs and the Judiciary

Thursday, August 10

S. 2632

A bill to improve visa processing times

Sponsored by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) (1 cosponsor—1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

07/27/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Amy Klobuchar

07/27/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S. 2705

State Executive Authority for Seasonal Occupations Needing Additional Labor (SEASONAL) Act

The bill would enable governors to petition the federal government for supplemental H-2B visas beyond the national cap of 66,000. Governors would have to certify that there is a persistent, unmet need for labor in their states and that supplemental H-2B visas will not displace domestic workers or negatively affect average wages in the state.

Sponsored by Sen. Jon Thune (R-South Dakota) (3 cosponsors—1 Republican, 2 Democrats)

07/27/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Jon Thune

07/27/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S. 2711

A bill to provide immigration status for certain battered spouses and children

Sponsored by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) (2 cosponsors— 2 Democrats, 0 Republicans)

07/27/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Amy Klobuchar

07/27/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 5127

To reduce appointment wait times for certain nonimmigrant visas known as visitor visas

Sponsored by Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R-Florida) (24 cosponsors—17 Democrats, 7 Republicans)

08/01/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar

08/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 5145

Working for Immigrant Safety and Empowerment (WISE) Act

The bill would ensure that immigrants have access to protections included in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the Trafficking Victim Protection Act (TVPA), and other federal and state laws. The bill would also ensure survivors pursuing relief are not detained or deported before their applications are fully adjudicated.

Sponsored by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (R-Florida) (23 cosponsors—23 Democrats, 0 Republicans)

08/04/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Pramila Jayapal

08/04/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Ways and Means, Agriculture, Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, Financial Services, and the Judiciary

H.R. 5166

To amend section 287 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to limit immigration enforcement actions at sensitive locations, to clarify the powers of immigration officers at sensitive locations

Sponsored by Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-New York) (13 cosponsors—13 Democrats, 0 Republicans)

08/08/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Adriano Espaillat

08/08/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

Friday, July 28, 2023

S.2606

Renewing Immigration Provisions of the Immigration Act of 1929

This bill would update existing registry provisions to unlock a pathway to lawful permanent residence for millions of people who have lived in the U.S. for at least seven years. A House companion, H.R.1511, was introduced by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-California) earlier this Congress.

Sponsored by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-California) (5 cosponsors — 0 Republicans, 4 Democrats, 1 Independent)

07/27/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Alex Padilla

07/27/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 4864

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to clarify the application of birthright citizenship, and for other purposes

Sponsored by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R – Florida) (3 Cosponsors – 3 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

07/25/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Matt Gaetz

07/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary 

H.R. 4875

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase the number of physicians who may be provided Conrad 30 waivers

Sponsored by Rep. Michael Lawler (R – New York) (8 Cosponsors – 5 Republicans, 3 Democrats) 

07/25/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Michael Lawler

07/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary 

H.R. 4869

To amend the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 to establish additional requirements related to ensuring safe placements for unaccompanied alien children

Sponsored by Rep. Glenn Grothman (R – Wisconsin) (7 Cosponsors – 7 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

07/25/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Glenn Grothman

07/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary 

H.R. 4872

To amend the Wilderness Act to authorize U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct certain activities to secure the international land borders of the United States, and for other purposes

Sponsored by Rep. Mike Johnson (R – Louisiana) (2 Cosponsors – 2 Republicans, 0 Democrats) 

07/25/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Mike Johnson

07/25/2023 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources 

H.R.5008

Health Equity and Access under Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Families Act

This bill would provide DACA recipients with access to public health coverage. It would do away with the five-year waiting period for Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for lawfully present immigrants who qualify. In addition, it would let undocumented immigrants buy health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace, with the option for states to also give them access to Medicaid and CHIP. A Senate companion, S.2646, was introduced by Sen. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey). 

Sponsored by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington) (60 cosponsors — 0 Republicans, 60 Democrats)

07/27/2023 Introduced in the House by  Rep. Pramila Jayapal

07/27/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means

Friday, July 21, 2023

S.2367

To improve border security through regular assessments and evaluations of the Checkpoint Program Management Office and effective training of the U.S. Border Patrol agents regarding drug seizures

Sponsored by Sen. Rick Scott (R-Florida) (1 cosponsor– 0 Republicans, 0 Democrats, 1 Independent) 

07/19/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Rick Scott

07/19/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

S.2401

To amend Section 504 of Title 10, United States Code, to allow certain aliens to enlist in the Armed Forces and to clarify the naturalization process for such alien enlistees

Sponsored by Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) (0 cosponsors) 

07/19/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Tammy Duckworth 

07/19/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 4570

To authorize assistance to support activities relating to the clearance of landmines, unexploded ordnance, and other explosive remnants of war in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, and to recognize the refugee and immigrant communities who supported and defended the Armed Forces during the conflict in Southeast Asia, including Hmong, Cham, Cambodian, Iu-Mien, Khmu, Lao, Montagnard, and Vietnamese Americans

Sponsored by Rep. Ami Bera (D-California) (20 cosponsors– 2 Republicans, 18 Democrats) 

07/12/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Ami Bera 

07/12/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs 

H.R. 4574

To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to enhance border security by seeking to expand partnerships with appropriate law enforcement entities in Mexico and Central American and South American countries to combat human smuggling and trafficking operations in Mexico and such countries 

Sponsored by Rep. Luis J. Correa (D-California) (1 cosponsor– 1 Republican, 0 Democrats) 

07/12/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Luis J. Correa

07/12/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Homeland Security, Foreign Affairs, and the Judiciary

H.R. 4647

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to expand availability of H-1B non-immigrant visas 

Sponsored by Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Illinois) (0 cosponsors)

07/14/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi 

07/14/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Education and the Workforce, and the Judiciary

H.R. 4684

To amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to expand the prohibition on State noncompliance with enforcement of the immigration laws

Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Kiley (R-California) (1 cosponsor– 1 Republican, 0 Democrats) 

07/17/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Kevin Kiley 

07/17/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary 

H.R. 4708

Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act

This bill would streamline the issuance of nonimmigrant temporary work visas, particularly for the current H-2 visa program, in an effort to support American employers and small businesses. 

Sponsored by Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Texas) (18 cosponsors– 12 Republicans, 8 Democrats) 

07/18/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Tony Gonzales

07/18/2023 Referred to the House Committees on the Judiciary, and Education and the Workforce

H.R 4726

To terminate the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for aliens

Sponsored by Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky) (21 cosponsors– 21 Republicans, 0 Democrats) 

07/19/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Thomas Massie 

07/19/2023 Referred to the House Committees on the Judiciary, and on Energy and Commerce

Friday, July 14, 2023

S.2327

Afghan Adjustment Act

This bill would allow Afghan evacuees with temporary humanitarian parole protections to apply for permanent status. The bill would also require Afghan evacuees who access the pathway to be vetted according to the same security procedures as those resettled through the U.S. refugee admissions process. In addition, the bill would expand and improve pathways to protection for Afghans left behind and in danger in Afghanistan or neighboring countries. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-Iowa) introduced a House companion, H.R.4627, with 23 co-sponsors. 

Sponsored by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) (9 cosponsors— 3 Republicans, 2 Democrats)

07/13/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Amy Klobuchar

07/13/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S.2324

Ensuring American Security and Protect Afghan Allies Act

This bill would provide Afghans with a four-year conditional resident status during vetting and change the referral process for Afghan allies still outside the U.S. It would also severely limit the executive branch’s parole authority. 

Sponsored by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Arizona) (3 cosponsors — 3 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

07/13/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Tom Cotton 

07/13/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 4467

To direct the Under Secretary for Management of the Department of Homeland Security to assess contracts for covered services performed by contractor personnel along the United States land border with Mexico

Sponsored by Rep. Josh Brecheen (R-Oklahoma) (1 Cosponsor–1 Republican, 0 Democrats) 

07/06/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Josh Brecheen

07/06/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security

H.R. 4546 

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to expand the requirements for the collection of biometric data

Sponsored by Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Texas) (4 Cosponsors– 4 Republicans, 0 Democrats) 

07/11/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Lance Gooden 

07/11/2023 Referred to the House Committees on the Judiciary and Homeland Security

H.R. 4569

Veteran Service Recognition Act

This bill would allow non-citizen service members to apply for naturalization during basic training, establish a review process for those who are in removal proceedings, and provide an opportunity for noncitizen veterans who have been removed or ordered removed and who have not been convicted of serious crimes to obtain lawful permanent resident status. 

Sponsored by Rep. Mark Takano (D-California) (7 Cosponsors– 2 Republicans, 5 Democrats) 

07/12/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Mark Takano

07/12/2023 Referred to the House Committees on the Judiciary, Veterans’ Affairs, and Armed Services

Friday, July 7, 2023

H.R. 4319

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for terms and conditions for nonimmigrant workers performing agricultural labor or services

Sponsored by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-California) (9 Cosponsors– 4 Republicans, 5 Democrats) 

06/23/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Zoe Lofgren 

06/23/2023 Referred to the House Committees on the Judiciary, Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, and Financial Services

H.R. 4352

To provide Nicaraguan political prisoners who arrived in the United States on February 9, 2023, and their immediate family members with certain benefits available to refugees

Sponsored by Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R-Florida) (4 Cosponsors– 2 Republicans, 2 Democrats)

06/23/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar 

06/23/2023 Referred to the House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Accountability

H.R. 4427

To withhold Federal highway funds from States that provide driver’s licenses or identification cards to aliens who are unlawfully present in the United States

Sponsored by Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Arizona) (1 Cosponsor– 1 Republican, 0 Democrats) 

06/30/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Debbie Lesko 

06/30/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure 

07/03/2023 Referred to the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit 

H.R. 4430

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for improved data privacy in the operation of the employment verification system

Sponsored by Rep. Richard McCormick (R-Georgia) (1 Cosponsor– 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

06/30/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Richard McCormick 

06/30/2023 Referred to the House Committees on the Judiciary and Education and the Workforce

H.R. 4448

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize admission of Canadian retirees as long-term visitors for pleasure described in section 101(a)(15)(B) of such Act

Sponsored by Rep. Elise M. Stefanik (R-New York) (11 Cosponsors– 6 Republicans, 5 Democrats)

06/30/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Elise M. Stefanik

06/30/2023 Referred to the House Committees on the Judiciary and Ways and Means

Friday, June 30, 2023

S.2165 

Nicaragua Political Prisoner Support Act 

This bill would provide Nicaraguan political prisoners who arrived in the United States on February 9, 2023, and their immediate family members with certain benefits available to refugees. 

Sponsored by Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana) (1 Cosponsor – 0 Republicans; 1 Democrat) 

06/22/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Bill Cassidy 

06/22/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary 

Friday, June 23, 2023

S.2091

A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase penalties for individuals who illegally reenter the United States after being removed 

Sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) (2 Cosponsors– 2 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

06/21/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Ted Cruz

06/21/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S.2175

Assisting Seekers in Pursuit of Integration and Rapid Employment (ASPIRE) Act

This bill would expedite employment authorizations for asylum seekers. It would also provide funding to reduce the current asylum backlog and help local governments and nonprofits offer services. Rep. Ritchie Torres, D-New York, introduced a House companion, H.R.4309.

Sponsored by Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D-New York) (1 cosponsor —0 Republicans, 1 Democrat)

06/22/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand 

06/22/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 3911

Ukrainian Adjustment Act

This bill would make Ukrainians who have been paroled into the U.S. since 2014 eligible for permanent residency.

Sponsored by Rep. William R. Keating (D-Maine) (3 Cosponsors– 1 Republican, 2 Democrats) 

06/07/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. William R. Keating

06/07/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 4156

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for a minimum number of refugees who may be admitted in any fiscal year after fiscal year 2024

Sponsored by Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Virginia) (24 Cosponsors– 24 Democrats, 0 Republicans)

06/15/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Gerald E. Connolly

06/15/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary 

H.R. 4164 

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlements [SIC] of the Department of Health and Human Services to establish additional procedures for making placement determinations for all unaccompanied alien children who are in Federal custody by reason of their immigration status 

Sponsored by Rep. Andrew R. Garbarino (R-New York) (2 Cosponsors– 2 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

06/15/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Andrew R. Garbarino

06/15/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 4238

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase penalties for individuals who illegally reenter the United States after being removed

Sponsored by Rep. Stephanie I. Bice (R-Oklahoma) (16 Cosponsors– 16 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

06/21/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Stephanie I. Bice

06/21/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary 

H.R. 4230

To transfer the unobligated balances of amounts made available to the Internal Revenue Service under the Inflation Reduction Act to the Secretary of Homeland Security to secure the border

Sponsored by Rep. George Santos (R-New York) (0 Cosponsors)

06/21/2023 Introduced in House by Rep. George Santos

06/21/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Ways and Means and Homeland Security

H.R.4285

Protect Vulnerable Immigrant Youth Act

This bill would exempt children with special immigrant juvenile status from employment-based visa caps. A Senate companion, S.1885, was introduced by Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada).

Sponsored by Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-California) (31 cosponsors — 0 Republicans, 31 Democrats)

06/22/2023 Introduced in House by Rep. Jimmy Gomez

06/22/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

Friday, June 16, 2023

S.1926

A bill to amend the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act to make Uruguay eligible for designation as a beneficiary country under that Act, to include Uruguay in the list of foreign states whose nationals are eligible for admission into the United States as E1 and E2 nonimmigrants if nationals of the United States are treated similarly by the Government of Uruguay, and to require a report on the eligibility of Uruguay for the visa waiver program

Sponsored by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey) (2 cosponsors– 1 Republican, 1 Democrat)

06/12/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Robert Menendez 

06/12/2023 Read twice and referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.16

American Dream and Promise Act of 2023

This bill would provide a pathway to citizenship for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients, temporary protected status (TPS) holders, and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) recipients.

Sponsored by Rep. Sylvia R. Garcia (D-Texas) (11 cosponsors– 4 Republicans, 7 Democrats) 

06/15/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Sylvia R. Garcia 

06/15/2023 Referred to the House Committees on the Judiciary and on Education and the Workforce

H.R.3919

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to limit the ability to take into account the mental health of an applicant for asylum

Sponsored by Rep. Troy E. Nehls (R-Texas) (6 cosponsors— 6 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

06/07/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Troy E. Nehls 

06/07/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.3920 

To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to prioritize the removal of certain aliens

Sponsored by Rep. Troy E. Nehls (R-Texas) (0 cosponsors) 

06/07/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Troy E. Nehls 

06/07/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R3941

Schools not Shelters Act

This bill would prohibit the use of a public elementary school, a public secondary school, or an institution of higher education as shelter for noncitizens who have not been admitted into the U.S.

Sponsored by Rep. Marcus Molinaro (R-New York) (5 cosponsors– 5 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

06/09/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Marcus Molinaro 

06/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce

06/13/2023 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held 

06/13/2023 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote

H.R.3968

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to require a DNA test to determine the familial relationship between an alien and an accompanying minor

Sponsored by Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Texas) (3 cosponsors– 3 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

06/09/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Lance Gooden

06/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary 

H.R.4048

 To authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to adjust the status of certain aliens who are nationals of Venezuela to that of aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence

Sponsored by Rep. Darren Soto (D-Florida) (3 cosponsors– 1 Republican, 2 Democrats) 

06/12/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Darren Soto

06/12/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

Friday June 9, 2023

S. 1822

A bill to require U.S. Customs and Border Protection to expand the use of non-intrusive inspection systems at land ports of entry

Sponsored by Sen. Gary C. Peters (D-Michigan) (1 cosponsor — 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

06/06/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Gary C. Peters

06/06/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

S. 1857

A bill to statutorily establish Operation Stonegarden, through which eligible law enforcement agencies shall be awarded grants for border security enhancement

Sponsored by Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) (1 cosponsor — 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

06/07/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Jon Tester

06/07/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee the Judiciary

S. 1885

A bill to eliminate employment-based visa caps on abused, abandoned, and neglected children eligible for humanitarian status

Sponsored by Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada) (0 cosponsors)

06/08/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Cortez Masto

06/08/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee the Judiciary

S. 1887

A bill to provide visa availability for the Government Employee Immigrant Visa program

Sponsored by Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland) (1 cosponsor — 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

06/08/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Van Hollen

06/08/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee the Judiciary

H.R. 3808

To amend the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 to authorize additional special immigrant visas, to require a strategy for efficient processing, and to establish designated senior special immigrant visa coordinating officials

Sponsored by Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colorado) (2 cosponsors — 1 Republican, 1 Democrat)

06/05/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Jason Crow

06/05/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 3919

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to limit the ability to take into account the mental health of an applicant for asylum

Sponsored by Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Texas) (4 cosponsors — 4 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

06/07/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Troy Nehls

06/07/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 3920

To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to prioritize the removal of certain aliens

Sponsored by Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Texas) (4 cosponsors — 4 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

06/07/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Troy Nehls

06/07/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 3929

To amend title 40, United States Code, to include Wyoming County in the region covered by the Northern Border Regional Commission

Sponsored by Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-New York) (0 cosponsors)

06/07/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Claudia Tenney

06/07/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Committee on Financial Services

Friday, June 2, 2023

S.1786

Afghan Allies Protection Act

This bill would increase the number of available special immigrant visas (SIVs) for Afghans by 20,000 visas. In addition, it would require the Department of State to create a plan to address the current backlog of SIV applications and address other barriers to processing such as authorizing virtual interviews and providing reimbursement or prepayment of medical examinations for economic hardship cases.

Sponsored by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire) (1 cosponsor — 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

06/01/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

06/01/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.3693

Migrant Relocation Transparency Act

This bill would require the Secretaries of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services to consult with governors and mayors before migrants could be transported, resettled, or relocated by the federal government to their jurisdictions. It would also mandate specific reporting requirements around noncitizens who are resettled, transported, or relocated.

Sponsored by Rep. Andrew R. Garbarino (R-New York) (10 cosponsors — 10 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

05/25/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Andrew R. Garbarino

05/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.3711

Schools Not Shelters Act

This bill would restrict schools that receive federal funds from serving as migrant shelters.

Sponsored by Rep. Marcus J. Molinaro (R-New York) (1 cosponsor — 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

05/25/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Marcus J. Molinaro

05/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce

H.R.3714

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to extend honorary citizenship to otherwise qualified noncitizens who enlisted in the Philippines and died while serving on active duty with the United States Armed Forces during certain periods of hostilities

Sponsored by Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-California) (3 cosponsors — 1 Republican, 2 Democrats)

05/25/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Grace F. Napolitano

05/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.3734 

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for an H-2C nonimmigrant classification

Sponsored by Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-Pennsylvania) (1 cosponsor — 0 Republicans, 1 Democrat) 

05/25/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Lloyd Smucker

05/25/2023 Referred to the House Committees on the Judiciary, on Ways and Means, and Oversight and Accountability

H.R.3735

Expanding Health Care Providers for Veterans Act

This bill would make the Department of Veterans Affairs and State Veterans Homes cap-exempt for  H-1B visas. 

Sponsored by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) (1 cosponsor — 0 Republicans, 1 Democrat)

05/25/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Rashida Tlaib

05/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

Friday, May 26, 2023

H.R.3454

To authorize the transfer to Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas of certain materials for the construction of the border wall

Sponsored by Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R-Texas) (0 cosponsors)

05/17/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Beth Van Duyne

05/18/2023 Referred to the House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management

H.R.3591

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to permanently bar aliens who are ordered removed after failing to appear at a removal proceeding, absent exceptional circumstances, from becoming permanent residents of the United States

Sponsored by Rep. David Rouzer (R-North Carolina) (0 cosponsors)

05/22/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. David Rouzer

05/22/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.3599

Dignity Act 

This bill would provide increased funding for border security, mandate E-Verify, raise certain criminal penalties, and make other enforcement-focused changes. It would overhaul existing asylum timelines and procedures, and it would create immigration pathways for Dreamers, TPS recipients, and other long-term undocumented populations, among other significant provisions. 

Sponsored by Rep. María Elvira Salazar (R-Florida) (7 cosponsors — 3 Republicans, 4 Democrats)

05/23/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. María Elvira Salazar

05/23/2023 Referred to the House Committees on the Judiciary, Homeland Security, Ways and Means, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, the Budget, Education and the Workforce, Foreign Affairs, Oversight and Accountability, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Financial Services, and Armed Services 

H.R. 3602

To prohibit the intentional hindering of immigration, border, and customs control

Sponsored by Rep. Juan Ciscomani (R-Arizona) (3 cosponsors — 3 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

05/23/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Juan Ciscomani

05/23/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.3610

To repeal the Alien Enemies Act

Sponsored by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) (30 cosponsors — 0 Republicans, 30 Democrats)

05/23/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Ilhan Omar

05/23/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.3632

To prohibit the use of military installations to house aliens who do not have a lawful immigration status or are undergoing removal proceedings in the United States

Sponsored by Rep. John R. Carter (R- Texas) (7 cosponsors — 7 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

05/24/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. John R. Carter 

05/24/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services

H.R.3638

Protecting Federal Funds from Human Trafficking and Smuggling Act of 2023

This bill would have the director of the Office of Management and Budget mandate that nonprofits certify their compliance with federal human trafficking, noncitizen smuggling, fraud, and other laws to receive federal funds, among other changes.

Sponsored by Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Texas) (10 cosponsors — 10 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

05/24/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Lance Gooden

05/24/2023 Referred to the House Committees on the Judiciary, Oversight and Accountability, and Ways and Means

Friday, May 19, 2023

S.1464

Enhancing DHS Drug Seizures Act

This bill would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to make plans for fortifying public-private partnerships in key industries, study ways to improve data collection on illegal drug seizures, and increase penalties for certain drug traffickers. 

Sponsored by Sen. Gary C. Peters (D-Michigan) (1 cosponsor — 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

05/04/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Gary C. Peters

05/04/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

S.1600

Border Management, Security, and Assistance Act of 2023

This bill would give funding to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for increased capacity, personnel, and technology. It would impose enhanced penalties around human smuggling, drug trafficking, and surveillance of border security personnel. And it would funnel resources toward legal immigration processing, while making other changes to border and immigration policy. 

Sponsored by Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Illinois) (13 cosponsors — 0 Republicans, 12 Democrats, 1 Independent)

05/15/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Richard J. Durbin

05/15/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Appropriations

S.1640

Empowering Law Enforcement Act

This bill would extend immigration enforcement authority to state and local law enforcement, reimburse state and local officials for incarceration and transportation, allow the DHS Secretary to extend immigration detention, and make other changes. The House companion, H.R.3407, was introduced by Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-Georgia).

Sponsored by Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Alabama) (2 cosponsors — 2 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

05/17/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Tommy Tuberville

05/17/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S.1667

America’s CHILDREN Act

This bill would protect “documented Dreamers” — immigrants brought to the U.S. legally as children — from current hardships imposed by the U.S.’s antiquated immigration laws. The House companion, H.R. 3442, was introduced by Rep. Deborah K. Ross (D-North Carolina). 

Sponsored by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-California) (6 cosponsors — 3 Republicans, 1 Democrat, 2 Independents)

05/17/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Alex Padilla

05/17/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S.1727

Safe Environment from Countries Under Repression and in Emergency (SECURE) Act

This bill would provide the opportunity for eligible Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients to apply for lawful permanent residency, while making other significant changes to immigration policy.

Sponsored by Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland) (27 cosponsors — 0 Republicans, 26 Democrats, 1 Independent)

05/18/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Chris Van Hollen

05/18/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S.1747

A bill to repeal the Alien Enemies Act

Sponsored by Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) (3 cosponsors — 0 Republicans, 2 Democrats, 1 Independent)

05/18/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Mazie K. Hirono

05/18/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.2915

Farm Workforce Support Act of 2023

This bill would require the U.S. Comptroller General to report to Congress on the H-2A visa program.

Sponsored by Rep. Gabe Vasquez (D-New Mexico) (2 cosponsors — 2 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

04/26/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Gabe Vasquez

04/26/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.3201

For the relief of Cristina Martin

Sponsored by Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-Alabama) (0 cosponsors)

05/10/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Terri A. Sewell

05/10/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.3217

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to tighten asylum laws

Sponsored by Rep. John R. Carter (R-Texas) (0 cosponsors)

05/11/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. John R. Carter

05/11/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.3234

To authorize the immediate expulsion of inadmissible aliens attempting to enter the United States by fraud or without a necessary entry document

Sponsored by Rep. Jared F. Golden (D-Maine) (6 cosponsors —4 Republicans, 2 Democrats)

05/11/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Jared F. Golden

05/11/2023 Referred to the House Committees on the Judiciary and on Homeland Security

H.R.3274

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide that the 3-month State residency requirement for applicants for naturalized citizenship do not apply with respect to spouses of members of the Armed Forces serving on active duty at a location in the United States

Sponsored by Rep. Marilyn Strickland (D-Washington) (1 cosponsor — 1 Republican, 0 Democrats) 

05/11/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Marilyn Strickland

05/11/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.3508

Comprehensive Southern Border Strategy Act

This bill would direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to submit to relevant congressional committees a comprehensive strategy surrounding the U.S.’s southern border. 

Sponsored by Rep. Young Kim (R-California) (3 cosponsors — 1 Republican, 2 Democrats)

05/18/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Young Kim 

05/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security

Friday, May 12, 2023

H.R. 3194

U.S. Citizenship Act of 2023

The bill would expand pathways to citizenship for migrants, address the root causes of migration, manage the southern border, and reform the immigrant visa system.

Sponsored by Representative Linda Sánchez (D-California) (100 cosponsors — 100 Democrats, 0 Republicans)

05/10/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Sánchez

05/10/2023 Referred to the House Committees on the Judiciary; Ways and Means; Armed Services; Education and the Workforce; House Administration; Financial Services; Natural Resources; Oversight and Accountability; Foreign Affairs; Homeland Security; Intelligence; and Energy and Commerce

S. 1479

Make the Migrant Protection Protocols Mandatory Act

The bill would reinstate and codify the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), commonly known as the “Remain in Mexico” program.

Sponsored by Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) (3 cosponsors — 3 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

05/09/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Senator Blackburn

05/09/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S. 1494

Border’s Unused Idle and Lying Dormant Inventory Transfer Act (BUILD IT Act)

The bill would require the federal government to transfer to any state, upon request, any unused material associated with the construction of barriers along the Southwest border.

Sponsored by Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) (4 cosponsors — 4 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

05/09/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Senator Ernst

05/09/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

S. 1498

Finish It Act

The bill would require the Secretary of Defense to use, transfer, or donate all excess construction materials intended for the wall on the southwest border of the United States that are being stored by the Department of Defense.

Sponsored by Senator Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) (3 cosponsors — 3 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

05/09/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Senator Wicker

05/09/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Armed Services

S. 1532

Alan T. Shao II Fentanyl Public Health Emergency and Overdose Prevention Act

The bill would authorize the Department of Homeland Security to utilize powers similar to those under Title 42 to expedite the processing and removal of migrants entering the country between ports of entry in response to the fentanyl-related public health emergency.

Sponsored by Senator Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) (3 cosponsors — 3 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

05/10/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Senator Scott

05/10/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Friday, May 5, 2023

S.1392

A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for the adjustment of status of essential workers

The House companion, H.R.3043, was introduced by Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas).

Sponsored by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-California) (13 cosponsors — 0 Republicans, 12 Democrats, 1 Independent)

05/01/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Alex Padilla  

05/01/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S.1444

A bill to increase the pay and enhance the training of United States Border Patrol agents

Sponsored by Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) (1 cosponsor —0 Republicans, 0 Democrats, 1 Independent)

05/04/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. James Lankford

05/04/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

S.1461

The Stop Human Trafficking of Unaccompanied Migrant Children Act

This bill would require intensive vetting for sponsors of unaccompanied migrant children, including mandatory home visits before and after the child is released. It would also prohibit undocumented immigrants who are not biological parents or relatives from sponsoring unaccompanied kids. 

Sponsored by Sen. Rick Scott (R-Florida) (2 cosponsors — 2 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

05/04/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Rick Scott

05/04/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S.1473

A bill to authorize the immediate expulsion of inadmissible aliens attempting to enter the United States by fraud or without a necessary entry document

Sponsored by Sen. Krysten Sinema (I-Arizona) (3 cosponsors — 2 Republicans, 1 Democrat)

05/04/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Krysten Sinema

05/04/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 2

Secure the Border Act of 2023

This sweeping bill package would severely limit asylum eligibility and access, curtail other humanitarian pathways, restart border wall construction, mandate employers to verify potential workers’ immigration status nationwide, and make other significant changes to immigration law and practice. 

Sponsored by Rep. Mario Díaz-Balart (R-Florida) (8 cosponsors — 8 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

05/02/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Mario Díaz-Balart 

05/02/2023 Referred to the House Committees on the Judiciary, on Homeland Security, Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, and Foreign Affairs

H.R. 3051

To require advance consultation with State and local officials and monthly reports to Congress regarding the resettlement, transportation, and relocation of aliens in the United States

Sponsored by Rep. Charles J. “Chuck” Fleischmann (R-Tennessee) (0 cosponsors)

05/02/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Charles J. “Chuck” Fleischmann

05/02/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

Friday, April 28, 2023

S.1192

Stop Fentanyl Border Crossings Act

This bill would authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to suspend the entry of persons from certain countries under Title 42 if the Secretary determines that drugs are being smuggled from those countries.

Sponsored by Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-Tennessee) (10 cosponsors — 10 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

04/19/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Bill Hagerty

04/19/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1263

Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act

This bill would amend immigration law to exempt the children of certain Filipino World War II veterans from global limits on immigration. The House companion, H.R.2823, was introduced by Rep. Ed Case (D-Hawaii).

Sponsored by Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) (14 cosponsors — 2 Republicans, 11 Democrats, 1 Independent)

04/25/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Mazie K. Hirono

04/25/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S.1312

Securing Our Border Act

This bill would, in part, redirect $15 billion in funding meant for Internal Revenue Service agents to pay for border inspections, border wall construction, and retention bonuses for Border Patrol agents.

Sponsored by Sen. Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) (cosponsors — 7 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

04/26/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Tim Scott

04/26/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Finance

S.1343

A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to alter the definition of “conviction”

Sponsored by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-California) (9 cosponsors — 0 Republicans, 8 Democrats, 1 Independent)

04/27/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Alex Padilla

04/27/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.2794

Border Reinforcement Act of 2023

This bill would restart construction of a border wall, increase the number of Border Patrol agents, require U.S. Customs and Border Protection to come up with a technology investment plan, upgrade current technology, and make other changes to U.S. border enforcement.

Sponsored by Rep. Mark E. Green (R-Tennessee) (17 cosponsors — 17 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

04/24/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Rep. Mark E. Green

04/24/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Homeland Security, on Ways and Means, and on the Judiciary

H.R.2806

DHS Rural and Remote Hiring and Retention Strategy Act of 2023

This bill would mitigate personnel shortages affecting U.S. Customs and Border Protection in rural communities.

Sponsored by Rep. Jared F. Golden (D-Maine) (3 cosponsors — 2 Republicans, 1 Democrat)

04/24/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Rep. Jared F. Golden

04/24/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security

H.R. 2827

Partner with Korea Act

This bill would allot 15,000 E-4 visas for Koreans. The Senate companion, S.1301, is sponsored by Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii).

Sponsored by Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Virginia) (1 cosponsor — 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

04/25/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Rep. Gerald E. Connolly

04/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.2837

To provide for higher minimum pay for certain U.S. Border Patrol agents

Sponsored by Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Texas) (0 cosponsors)

04/25/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Tony Gonzales

04/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability

H.R.2843

To prohibit the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration from accepting warrants for the arrest of aliens as valid proof of identification at aviation security checkpoints

Sponsored by Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-New York) (0 cosponsors)

04/25/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Nicole Malliotakis

04/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security

H.R.2844

To require the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make available to the public on the websites of their respective departments certain information relating to individuals processed through U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Department of Health and Human Services facilities

Sponsored by Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-New York) (0 cosponsors)

04/25/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Nicole Malliotakis

04/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.2913

To designate Lebanon under section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to permit nationals of Lebanon to be eligible for temporary protected status under such section

Sponsored by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) ((1 cosponsor — 0 Republicans, 1 Democrat)

04/26/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Rashida Tlaib

04/26/2023 Referred to the House Committees on the Judiciary and on the Budget

H.R.2946

Safe Zones Act (SZA) of 2023

This bill would broaden which staff could conduct credible fear analysis and streamline the asylum process to expedite adjudications. It would also establish “safe zones” at embassies, consulates, or similar facilities, and make other changes.

Sponsored by Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-Texas) (0 cosponsors)

04/27/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Vicente Gonzalez

04/27/2023 Referred to the House Committees on the Judiciary and on Homeland Security

Friday, April 21, 2023

S.1208

Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act

This bill would repeal mandatory detention, bar children and families from being detained, create a presumption of release for vulnerable populations, phase out immigration detention at private facilities and jails, and make other changes to U.S. immigration detention. The House companion, H.R.2760, was introduced by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington).

Sponsored by Sen. Cory A. Booker (D- New Jersey) (6 cosponsors — 0 Republicans, 5 Democrats, 1 Independent)

04/19/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Cory A. Booker

04/19/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S.1253

A bill to increase the number of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Customs and Border Protection officers and support staff and to require reports that identify staffing, infrastructure, and equipment needed to enhance security at ports of entry

Sponsored by Sen. Gary C. Peters (D-Michigan) (1 cosponsor — 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

04/20/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Gary C. Peters

04/20/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

H.R. 2577

DHS Suicide Prevention and Resiliency for Law Enforcement Act

This bill would establish the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Program for law enforcement officers and agents. The Senate companion is S.1137. 

Sponsored by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-Mississippi) (1 cosponsor — 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

04/13/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson

04/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security

H.R.2580

Ensuring United Families at the Border Act

This bill would explicitly state there is no presumption that a migrant child accompanied by family should not be detained. It would also require the Homeland Security Secretary to detain migrant families during misdemeanor prosecutions for entering unlawfully, establish a sense of Congress that these provisions satisfy the Flores Settlement Agreement, and bar states from requiring licensing for immigration detention facilities that hold kids.

Sponsored by Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Arizona) (10 cosponsors — 10 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

04/13/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Andy Biggs

04/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.2632

To require reports on the immigration status of individuals convicted of State crimes

Sponsored by Rep. George Santos (R-New York) (0 cosponsors)

04/17/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. George Santos

04/17/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.2633

Terrorist Organization Classification Act

This bill would direct the Secretary of State to report to Congress on the designation as foreign terrorist organizations of Queen Nation, MS-13, Sinaloa, Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación, and Beltran Leyva Organization.

Sponsored by Rep. George Santos (R-New York) (0 cosponsors)

04/17/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. George Santos

04/17/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.2640

Border Security and Enforcement Act of 2023

This bill would limit asylum, require employers to verify workers’ immigration statuses, curtail the executive’s parole powers, create criminal penalties for visa overstays, and make other changes to immigration law.

Sponsored by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-California) (cosponsor — 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

04/17/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Tom McClintock

04/19/2023 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 23 – 15

H.R. 2644

To reduce the amount of foreign assistance to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras based on the number of unaccompanied alien children who are nationals or citizens of such countries and who in the preceding fiscal year are placed in Federal custody by reason of their immigration status

Sponsored by Rep. Michael C. Burgess (R-Texas) (0 cosponsors)

04/17/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Michael C. Burgess

04/17/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

H.R. 2697

Fairness to Freedom Act of 2023

This bill would create a right to legal representation at government expense for those facing removal and unable to afford counsel.

Sponsored by Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-California) (20 cosponsors — 0 Republicans, 20 Democrats)

04/18/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Norma J. Torres

04/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 2699

For the relief of Felipe Diosdado

Sponsored by Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-Illinois) (0 cosponsors)

04/18/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Danny K. Davis

04/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.2737

Stop the Invasion Act

This bill would require the president to suspend the entry of noncitizens when the average number of encounters exceeds a limit.

Sponsored by Rep. Andrew Ogles (R-Tennessee) (15 cosponsors — 15 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

04/20/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Andrew Ogles

04/20/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 2738

To amend section 235(b)(2)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to require the implementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols

Sponsored by Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas) (1 cosponsor — 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

04/20/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Roger Williams

04/20/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.2758

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make the exception for returning workers permanent

Sponsored by Rep. Clay Higgins (R-Louisiana) (0 cosponsors)

04/20/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Clay Higgins

04/20/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

Friday, April 14, 2023

S.1068

Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act

This bill would authorize local law enforcement to work with federal immigration enforcement and pull funding from sanctuary cities. Sanctuary jurisdictions are those which limit state and local officials’ involvement in federal immigration enforcement functions.

Sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) (19 cosponsors — 19 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

03/30/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Ted Cruz

03/30/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 2494

Protect Our Law Enforcement with Immigration Control and Enforcement (POLICE) Act of 2023

This bill would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make explicit that assaulting law enforcement officers is a deportable act.

Sponsored by Rep. Andrew R. Garbarino (R-New York) (8 cosponsors — 8 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

04/06/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Andrew R. Garbarino

04/06/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.2557

CBP Workload Staffing Model Act

This bill would direct the CBP commissioner to come up with and implement a staffing model.

Sponsored by Rep. Clay Higgins (R-Louisiana) (0 cosponsors)

04/10/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Clay Higgins

04/10/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security

Friday, April 7, 2023

S.255

Asylum Seeker Work Authorization Act of 2023

This bill would allow individuals seeking asylum at ports of entry to be eligible for work authorization starting 30 days after they apply for asylum, provided their applications are not frivolous, they are not detained, and their identities have been verified.

Sponsored by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) (2 cosponsors— 2 Independents, 0 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/02/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Susan Collins

02/02/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S.365

Dream Act of 2023

This bill would allow Dreamers to earn lawful permanent residence and eventually become American citizens. A Dreamer is an undocumented immigrant who came to the United States as a child.

Sponsored by Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Illinois) (1 cosponsor— 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

02/09/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Richard Durbin

02/09/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S.637

Child Labor Prevention Act

This bill would increase civil penalties and create criminal penalties for violations of child labor laws. It would also protect all working children under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In addition, the bill would index penalties to the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers.

Sponsored by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) (10 cosponsors — 0 Republicans, 10 Democrats)

03/02/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Brian Schatz

03/02/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

H.R.29

Border Safety and Security Act of 2023

This bill would grant discretionary authority to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to suspend the entry of foreign nationals to the United States at ports of entry whenever DHS deems necessary that such a measure would help to achieve operational control over the border. The bill would further mandate the suspension of the entry of foreign nationals at ports of entry if certain conditions are not met.

Sponsored by Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) (68 cosponsors— 68 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

01/09/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Chip Roy

01/09/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Homeland Security and the Judiciary

H.R.319

Legal Workforce Act

This bill would require employers to check the work eligibility of all future hires through the E-Verify system. E-Verify, operated by USCIS, checks the social security numbers of newly hired employees against Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security records to help ensure that they are eligible to work in the U.S.

Sponsored by Rep. Ken Calvert (R-California)  (9 cosponsors — 8 Republicans, 1 Democrat)

01/12/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Ken Calvert

01/12/2023 Referred to the House Committees on the Judiciary, on Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce

​​H.R.1183

The Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act

This bill would heighten the credible fear standard to require that asylum seekers demonstrate that persecution is more probable than not, allow the Department of Homeland Security to remove asylum seekers to third countries absent bilateral agreements, and terminate asylum for those who return to their home country unless there’s a change in country conditions.

Sponsored by Rep. Mike Johnson (R-Louisiana) (0 cosponsors)

02/24/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Mike Johnson

02/24/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.1325

Asylum Seeker Work Authorization Act

This bill would shorten waiting periods for asylum seekers to be eligible for work authorization, allow asylum seekers to apply for authorization once they’ve filed an asylum claim, and do away with the two-year renewal schedule.

Sponsored by Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) (6 cosponsors — 0 Republicans, 6 Democrats)

03/01/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Chellie Pingree

03/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.1535

Eliminating Backlogs Act of 2023

This bill would provide greater flexibility around existing allotments of employment-based visas.

Sponsored by Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Indiana)  (1 cosponsor — 0 Republicans, 1 Democrat)

03/10/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Larry Bucshon

03/10/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.1698

American Families United Act

This bill would provide greater access to existing waivers for spouses and children of U.S. citizens who are inadmissible.

Sponsored by Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas) (20 cosponsors — 1 Republican, 19 Democrats)

03/22/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Veronica Escobar

03/22/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

Friday, March 31, 2023

S.979

A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to reform and reduce fraud and abuse in certain visa programs for aliens working temporarily in the United States

Sponsored by Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Illinois) (5 cosponsors — 2 Republicans, 2 Democrats, 1 Independent)

03/27/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Richard J. Durbin

03/27/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S.1129

No Relief for Allies of Dictators Act of 2023

This bill would revoke visas and restrict new visas for supporters of regimes in Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Bolivia. It would impose visa restrictions on any current or former officials of the Hugo Chávez or Nicolás Maduro regimes in Venezuela; the Fidel Castro, Raúl Castro, or Miguel Díaz-Canel regimes in Cuba; Daniel Ortega and the Sandinistas in Nicaragua; and Evo Morales in Bolivia. Visa restrictions would extend to spouses and children of foreign officials who support such regimes and potentially affect those visiting the United Nations Headquarters General Assembly.

Sponsored by Sen. Rick Scott (R-Florida) (0 cosponsors)

03/30/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Rick Scott

03/30/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 1564

Drug Cartel Terrorist Designation Act

This bill would designate the Gulf Cartel, Cartel del Noreste, Cartel de Sinaloa, and Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion as Foreign Terrorist Organizations. As a consequence, it would suspend and deny the issuance of any type of visas to any person associated with these groups. The Senate companion is S.698. 

Sponsored by Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) (28 cosponsors — 28 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

03/10/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Chip Roy

03/10/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.1571

Compact Impact Fairness Act of 2023

This bill would provide certain federal benefits for qualified citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau who are lawfully in the U.S.

Sponsored by Rep. Ed Case (D-Hawaii) (4 cosponsors — 3 Republicans, 1 Democrat)

03/14/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Ed Case

03/14/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Oversight and Accountability, on Ways and Means, and Agriculture

H.R.1787

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide nonimmigrant status to mobile entertainment workers

Sponsored by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-California) (1 cosponsor — 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

03/24/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Zoe Lofgren

03/24/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.1793

EL CHAPO Act

This bill would reserve assets forfeited to the federal government because of criminal prosecutions and felony convictions involving the transportation of controlled substances into the U.S. so that they may be used for security measures — including a border wall — at the southern border.

Sponsored by Rep. Keith Self (R-Texas) (9 cosponsors — 9 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

03/24/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Keith Self

03/24/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.1832

To amend the Afghan Allies Protection Act to provide special immigrant visas to certain Fulbright Scholars

Sponsored by Rep. John Garamendi (D-California) (0 cosponsors)

03/28/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. John Garamendi

03/28/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 2009

To provide for a limitation on availability of funds for Department of Health and Human Services, The Administration for Children and Families, Refugee and Entrant Assistance for fiscal year 2024

Sponsored by Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Arizona) (5 cosponsors — 5 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

03/29/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Andy Biggs

03/29/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.2397

The Homeownership for Dreamers Act

This bill would clarify that — if all other eligibility criteria are met — loan eligibility cannot be conditioned on the mortgagor’s status as a DACA recipient.

Sponsored by Rep. Juan Vargas (D-California) (2 cosponsors — 0 Republicans, 2 Democrats)

03/29/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Juan Vargas

03/29/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services

H.R.2374

New Way Forward Act

This bill would end mandatory detention and bolster judicial discretion. It would also end federal laws that allow for the prosecution of people migrating. It would create a five-year statute of limitations for removal based on criminal convictions, allow those unjustly deported to possibly return, and make other changes to immigration enforcement.

Sponsored by Jesús G. “Chuy” García (D-Illinois) (30 cosponsors — 0 Republicans, 30 Democrats)

03/29/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Jesús G. “Chuy” García

03/29/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.2344

To provide for a limitation on availability of funds for Bilaterial [sic] Economic Assistance, Department of State, Migration and Refugee Assistance for fiscal year 2024

Sponsored by Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Arizona) (cosponsors — 5 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

03/29/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Andy Biggs

03/29/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

H.R.2345

To provide for a limitation on availability of funds for Bilaterial [sic] Economic Assistance, Department of State, US Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund for fiscal year 2024

Sponsored by Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Arizona) (5 cosponsors — 5 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

03/29/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Andy Biggs

03/29/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

H.R.2417

To [amend] the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 to provide for the expedited removal of unaccompanied alien children who are not victims of a severe form of trafficking in persons and who do not have a fear of returning to their country of nationality or last habitual residence

Sponsored by Rep. John R. Carter (R-Texas) (2 cosponsors — 2 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

03/30/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. John R. Carter

03/30/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.2432

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for the detention of arriving aliens

Sponsored by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-California) (R-Texas) (0 cosponsors)

03/30/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Tom McClintock

03/30/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.2436

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to expand penalties for illegal entry and presence

Sponsored by Rep. Nathaniel Moran (R-Texas) (7 cosponsors — 7 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

03/30/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Nathaniel Moran

03/30/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.2453

To amend section 212(d)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to reform immigration parole

Sponsored by Rep. Thomas P. Tiffany (R-Wisconsin) (0 cosponsors)

03/30/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Thomas P. Tiffany

03/30/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

Friday, March 24, 2023

S.883

New Deal for New Americans Act

This bill would create a National Office of New Americans for the White House. It would establish a flat naturalization application fee, exempt U.S. high school graduates from naturalization exams, and change certain exam requirements for more senior individuals. The bill would also appropriate funding for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and increase the refugee admissions level to 125,000 per year, among other reforms. The House companion, sponsored by Rep. Grace Meng (D-New York), is H.R. 1643.

Sponsored by Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Massachusetts) (1 cosponsor — 0 Republicans, 1 Democrat)

03/21/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Edward J. Markey

03/21/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 1690

Regional Immigration Diplomacy and Enforcement (RIDE) Act

This bill would authorize the Secretary of State to negotiate agreements with countries of the Western Hemisphere regarding asylum and regional immigration enforcement.

Sponsored by Rep. Michael T. McCaul (R-Texas) (0 cosponsors)

03/22/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Michael T. McCaul

03/22/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Foreign Affairs and on the Judiciary

H.R.1698

American Families United Act

This bill would provide greater access to existing waivers for spouses and children of U.S. citizens who are inadmissible.

Sponsored by Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas) (16 cosponsors — 1 Republican, 15 Democrats)

03/22/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Veronica Escobar

03/22/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.1701

Higher Education Dream Act

This bill would bar institutions with federal funding from refusing to admit, enroll, or give in-state tuition to students based on their immigration status. It would also expand federal financial aid to Dreamers.

Sponsored by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Arizona) (5 cosponsors — 0 Republicans, 5 Democrats)

03/22/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Ruben Gallego

03/22/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Education and the Workforce and on the Judiciary

H.R.1760

To extend the admission to Guam or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands for certain nonimmigrant H-2B workers

Sponsored by Del. James C. Moylan (R-Guam) (0 cosponsors)

03/23/2023 Introduced in the House by Del. James C. Moylan

03/23/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Natural Resources and on the Judiciary

Friday, March 17, 2023

S.774

Veterans Border Patrol Training Act

This bill would link service members leaving the military with careers at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) through the Department of Defense’s SkillBridge program.

Sponsored by Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) (1 cosponsor — 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

03/09/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Jon Tester

03/09/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

S.814

A bill to allow the Secretary of Homeland Security to designate Romania as a program country under the visa waiver program

This bill would encourage the Romanian government to prepare for participation in the U.S. visa waiver program, continue efforts to reduce human trafficking, and let the Homeland Security Secretary designate Romania as a program country for the visa waiver program.

Sponsored by Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Illinois) (2 cosponsors — 1 Republican, 1 Democrat)

03/15/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Richard J. Durbin

03/15/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S.819

Fairness for Immigrant Families Act

This bill would eliminate bars to re-entry, re-establish the 245(i) program, expand access to cancellation of removal, and make other changes to protect immigrant families. It would also fight notario fraud by letting immigration fraud victims file motions to reopen cases, criminalizing fraudulent schemes, and requiring notarios to notify clients that they are not immigration attorneys, among other measures. The bill would create a National Office of New Americans, require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to report to Congress before increasing immigration service fees, and protect immigrant victims and witnesses from enforcement actions.

Sponsored by Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada) (0 cosponsors)

03/15/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto

03/15/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.1531

To provide for the renewed availability of funds to construct the border wall upon the deployment of the National Guard to the southern land border of the United States

Sponsored by Rep. Dale W. Strong (R-Alabama)  (0 cosponsors)

03/10/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Dale W. Strong

03/10/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security

H.R.1535

Eliminating Backlogs Act of 2023

This bill would provide greater flexibility around existing allotments of employment-based visas.

Sponsored by Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Indiana)  (1 cosponsor — 0 Republicans, 1 Democrat)

03/10/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Larry Bucshon

03/10/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.1537

Protecting an Alien child’s Reasonable Expectation of No Trafficking (PARENT) Act

This bill would require unaccompanied children to be transferred into the custody of a verified parent, legal guardian, or the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Sponsored by Rep. Michael C. Burgess (R-Texas) (4 cosponsors — 4 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

03/10/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Michael C. Burgess

03/10/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

Friday, March 10, 2023

S.637

Child Labor Prevention Act

This bill would increase civil penalties and create criminal penalties for violations of child labor laws. The bill would also protect all working children under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In addition, the bill would index penalties to the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers.

Sponsored by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) (5 cosponsors — 0 Republicans, 5 Democrats)

03/02/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Brian Schatz

03/02/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.685

Stopping Border Surges Act

This bill would circumvent the Flores Settlement Agreement by allowing children to be detained with a parent throughout the parent’s immigration case. The bill would also make unaccompanied migrant children from non-contiguous countries subject to the same fast-tracked removals as children from Mexico and Canada. In addition, the bill would require the Department of Health and Human Services to give the Department of Homeland Security biographical information — including immigration status — on children’s sponsors, mandate that most asylum seekers apply for and be denied asylum elsewhere en route to the US, and restrict asylum to only those who arrive in the US via ports of entry, among other significant changes to the US’s immigration and asylum systems.

Sponsored by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) (11 cosponsors — 11 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

03/07/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Mike Lee

03/07/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S.696

Border Safety and Security Act

This bill would require the Homeland Security secretary to suspend the entry of unauthorized immigrants during any period in which DHS cannot detain such individuals or place them in Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) or a similar program. The bill would also authorize state attorneys general to bring legal actions against DHS if the secretary does not follow through.

Sponsored by Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Alabama) (4 cosponsors — 4 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

03/08/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Tommy Tuberville

03/08/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S.698

Drug Cartel Terrorist Designation Act

This bill would designate the Reynosa/Los Metros faction of the Gulf Cartel, the Cartel del Noreste faction of Los Zetas, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, and the Sinaloa Cartel as foreign terrorist organizations. As a consequence, it would suspend and deny the issuance of any type of visas to any person associated with these groups.

Sponsored by Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kansas) (1 cosponsors — 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

03/08/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Roger Marshall

03/08/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

S.716

Solving the Border Crisis Act

This bill would restart border wall construction. The bill would also make the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) permanent, extend the Title 42 policy for at least 120 days after the Covid-19 public health emergency ends, and make other significant changes to asylum and immigration policy.

Sponsored by Sen. James E. Risch (R-Idaho) (5 cosponsors — 5 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

03/08/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. James E. Risch

03/08/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

S.733

Reverse Entry for Migrant Offenders and Violence Expulsion (REMOVE) Act

This bill would clarify kidnapping or sexual abuse convictions as inadmissibility and deportability grounds.

Sponsored by Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota) (3 cosponsors — 3 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

03/09/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. John Thune

03/09/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.20

Richard L. Trumka Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2023

This bill would authorize penalties for violating workers’ rights, facilitate initial collective bargaining agreements, strengthen support for those who might face retaliation, and keep employers from interfering with union elections, among other measures. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) introduced the Senate companion, S.567.

Sponsored by Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Virginia) (205 cosponsors — 1 Republican, 204 Democrats)

02/28/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott

02/28/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce

H.R.1337

The Immigration and Enforcement Partnership Act of 2023

This bill would allow state attorneys general to force the Homeland Security Secretary to either enforce the Department of Homeland Security’s non-discretionary duties or authorize state officials to enforce federal immigration laws.

Sponsored by Rep. Bill Posey (R-Florida) (0 cosponsors)

03/03/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Bill Posey

03/03/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.1386

Equal Citizenship for Children Act

This bill would amend the Child Citizenship Act (CCA) to automatically give citizenship to those eligible who were excluded before under the CCA.

Sponsored by Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-New York) (18 cosponsors — 0 Republicans, 18 Democrats)

03/07/2023 Introduced by Rep. Yvette Clarke

03/07/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.1394

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to clarify that expedited removal of inadmissible arriving aliens applies regardless of where the alien is encountered or apprehended

Sponsored by Rep. Pat Fallon (R-Texas) (11 cosponsors —11 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

03/07/2023 Introduced by Rep. Pat Fallon

03/07/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.1401

Eradicating Narcotic Drugs and Formulating Effective New Tools to Address National Yearly Losses of life (END FENTANYL) Act

This bill would require US Customs and Border Protection to regularly review and update manuals and find ways to prevent drug and human smuggling through ports of entry. Sen. Rick Scott (R-Florida) introduced its companion bill in the Senate earlier this year.

Sponsored by Rep. Michael Guest (R-Mississippi) (7 cosponsors — 3 Republicans, 4 Democrats)

03/07/2023 Introduced by Rep. Michael Guest

03/07/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Homeland Security and Ways and Means

H.R.1451

To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize the enlistment of certain aliens in the Armed Forces

Sponsored by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Arizona) (1 cosponsor — 0 Republicans, 1 Democrat)

03/08/2023 Introduced by Rep. Ruben Gallego

03/08/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Armed Services and the Judiciary

H.R.1464

Eradicate Crossing of Illegal Tunnels (EXIT) Act 

This bill would let the Department of Homeland Security waive environmental permits and reviews to look for and remediate border crossing tunnels.

Sponsored by Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Arizona) (3 cosponsors — 3 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

03/08/2023 Introduced by Rep. Debbie Lesko

03/08/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Homeland Security and the Judiciary

H.R.1511

Renewing Immigration Provisions of the Immigration Act of 1929

This bill would update existing registry provisions to unlock a pathway to lawful permanent residence for millions of people who have lived in the US for at least seven years.

Sponsored by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-California) (48 cosponsors — 0 Republicans, 48 Democrats)

03/09/2023 Introduced by Rep. Zoe Lofgren

03/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

Friday, March 3, 2023

S.580

CCP Visa Ban Act

This bill would bar the issuance of B-1 and B-2 nonimmigrant visas to members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Sponsored by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) (3 cosponsors — 3 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

03/01/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Marco Rubio

03/01/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S. 584

North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act

This bill would reauthorize the North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004 and require the State Department to try to increase the participation of North Korean refugees in U.S. and South Korean resettlement programs.

Sponsored by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) (1 cosponsor — 0 Republicans, 1 Democrat)

03/01/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Marco Rubio

03/01/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

H.R. 1183

The Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act

This bill would heighten the credible fear standard to require that asylum seekers demonstrate that persecution is more probable than not, allow the Department of Homeland Security to remove asylum seekers to third countries absent bilateral agreements, and terminate asylum for those who return to their home country unless there’s a change in country conditions.

Sponsored by Rep. Mike Johnson (R-Louisiana) (0 cosponsors)

02/24/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Mike Johnson

02/24/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 1203

To withhold Federal financial assistance from each country that denies or unreasonably delays the acceptance of nationals of such country who have been ordered removed from the United States and to prohibit the issuance of visas to nationals of such country

Sponsored by Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) (0 cosponsors)

02/27/2023 Introduced in the House by  Rep. Brian Babin

02/27/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Foreign Affairs and the Judiciary

H.R. 1223

Diverting IRS Resources to the Exigent Crisis Today (DIRECT) Act

This bill would rescind balances from the Internal Revenue Service and redirect those funds to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Sponsored by Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-New York) (1 cosponsor—1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

02/27/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Claudia Tenney

02/27/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Appropriations and Ways and Means

H.R. 1325

Asylum Seeker Work Authorization Act

This bill would shorten waiting periods for asylum seekers to be eligible for work authorization, allow asylum seekers to apply for authorization once they’ve filed an asylum claim, and do away with the two-year renewal schedule.

Sponsored by Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) (0 cosponsors)

03/01/2023 Introduced in the House by Rep. Chellie Pingree

03/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

Friday, February 24, 2023

S. 493

Securing the Visa Waiver Program Act of 2023 

This bill would codify an agreement between visa waiver program countries to share watch-list information on known or suspected terrorists.

Sponsored by Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) (1 cosponsor— 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

02/16/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Senator Rubio

02/16/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S. 505

Immigration Parole Reform Act of 2023

This bill would reform the eligibility criteria for parole status. It would also define what qualifies as an “urgent humanitarian reason” or “significant public benefit”.

Sponsored by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) (8 cosponsors— 8 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/16/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Senator Grassley

02/16/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S. 519

Stop Taxpayer Funding of Traffickers Act

This bill would prohibit persons charged with drug or human trafficking at the US’s international borders or in its territorial waters from receiving federal benefits. The bill would also define smuggling, transporting, or harboring individuals as a “human trafficking offense. The accompanying House bill is H.R. 1116.

Sponsored by Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee)  (4 cosponsors— 4 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/16/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Senator Blackburn

02/16/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

H.R. 1100

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the diversity immigrant program

Sponsored by Representative Bill Posey (R-Florida) (cosponsors— 2 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/17/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Posey

02/17/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 1102

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Accountability and Transparency Act

This bill would withhold United States contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) until it could be certified that no UNRWA employee was a member of a terrorist organization or propagated anti-American, anti-Israel, or anti-Semitic rhetoric; no UNRWA resources are being used by terrorist organizations; and other requirements.

Sponsored by Representative Chip Roy (R-Texas) (27 cosponsors— 27 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/17/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Roy

02/17/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Friday, February 17, 2023

S. 311

Customs and Border Protection Officers (CBPO) Retirement Corrections Act

The bill would require U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to identify the individuals who did not have access to enhanced retirement and annuity benefits. The bill would also include a retroactive annuity adjustment for eligible individuals who retire before the date of enactment of this bill and grants the Department of Homeland Security the authority to waive maximum entry age requirements for eligible officers.

Sponsored by Senator Gary Peters (D-Michigan) (1 cosponsor— 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

02/09/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Senator Peters

02/09/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

S. 332

Wall Act

The bill would appropriate $25 billion dollars for the construction of a border wall between the United States and Mexico.

Sponsored by Senator Katie Boyd Britt (R-Alabama) (6 cosponsors— 6 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/09/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Senator Britt

02/09/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Finance

S. 333

Keep Our Communities Safe Act

The bill would require DHS to indefinitely detain immigrants who have not been accepted for deportation to other countries if they have a highly contagious disease; if their release would have serious adverse foreign policy consequences; if their release would threaten national security; or if their release would threaten the safety of the community because the immigrant is an aggravated felon or has committed a crime of violence.

Sponsored by Senator Katie Boyd Britt (R-Alabama) (20 cosponsors— 20 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/09/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Senator Britt

02/09/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S. 342

Access to Counsel Act

The bill would ensure that all individuals with a legal right to be in the United States who are held by Customs and Border Protection at ports of entry or airports have access to legal counsel.

Sponsored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-California) (17 cosponsors— 16 Democrats, 1 Independent, 0 Republicans)

02/09/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Senator Padilla

02/09/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S. 348

Asylum Abuse Reduction Act

The bill would require asylum seekers to apply for asylum at a U.S. embassy or consulate in Mexico or Canada before entering the United States.

Sponsored by Senator Katie Boyd Britt (R-Alabama) (11 cosponsors— 11 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/09/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Senator Britt

02/09/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S. 370

Stop Higher Education Espionage and Theft (SHEET) Act

The bill would require U.S. consulates to ensure that efforts to engage in espionage or technology transfer are considered in the issuance of visas.

Sponsored by Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) (10 cosponsors— 10 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/09/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Senator Cruz

02/09/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S. 374

Transnational Criminal Organization Illicit Spotter Prevention and Elimination Act

The bill would increase penalties for those who aid cartels in illegal activity by transmitting information about the positions of Border Patrol or destroying Border Patrol communication devices.

Sponsored by Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) (1 cosponsor— 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

02/09/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Senator Ernst

02/09/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S. 381

No Coyote Cash Act

The bill would criminalize the payments made with the intent of financing entry into the U.S. between ports of entry. The bill would also penalize convicted foreign nationals who have violated this law by making them deportable and inadmissible for reentrance.

Sponsored by Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) (7 cosponsors— 7 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/09/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Senator Rubio

02/09/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S. 387

A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize admission of Canadian retirees as long-term visitors for pleasure described in section 101(a)(15)(B) of such Act

Sponsored by Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) (3 cosponsors— 1 Democrat, 1 Republican, 1 Independent)

02/09/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Senator Rubio

02/09/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Finance

S. 422

Build the Wall Now Act

The bill would require border wall construction to restart within 24 hours, remove all legal impediments to construction, and unlock $2.1 billion in unspent wall funding. This is a companion bill of H.R. 989.

Sponsored by Senator Ted Budd (R-North Carolina) (9 cosponsors— 9 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/14/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Senator Budd

02/14/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

S. 425

Secure & Protect Act

This bill would require asylum seekers to apply only at refugee processing centers in Northern Triangle and Mexico and add 500 new immigration judges. It would also modify the Flores settlement agreement to allow for children to be detained for up to 100 days and would amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) to allow for expedited deportations of unaccompanied immigrant children (UACs) from noncontiguous countries.

Sponsored by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) (1 cosponsor— 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

02/14/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Senator Graham

02/14/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S. 431

A bill to withhold United States contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

Sponsored by Senator James Risch (R-Idaho) (14 cosponsors— 14 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/15/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Senator Risch

02/15/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

H.R. 921

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide that an alien who has been convicted of a crime is ineligible for asylum

Sponsored by Representative Bob Good (R-Virginia) (5 cosponsors— 5 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/09/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Good

02/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 943

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to fentanyl

Sponsored by Representative Andrew Ogles (R-Tennessee) (0 cosponsors)

02/09/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Ogles

02/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 988

Shell Company Abuse Act

The bill would make it a felony to use or create American shell companies to conceal illegal political spending by foreign nationals.

Sponsored by Representative Colin Allred (D-Texas) (1 cosponsor— 1 Democrat, 0 Republicans)

02/14/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Allred

02/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 998

To amend section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to clarify congressional intent with respect to agreements under such section

Sponsored by Representative Michael Cloud (R-Texas) (2 cosponsors— 2 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/14/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Cloud

02/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 1033

To establish the Virgin Islands visa waiver program

Sponsored by Delegate Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands) (0 cosponsors)

02/14/2023 Introduced in the House by Delegate Plaskett

02/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

Friday, February 10, 2023

S. 206

Eradicating Narcotic Drugs and Formulating Effective New Tools to Address National Yearly Losses of Life Act (END FENTANYL Act)

The bill would require the CBP Commissioner to review and update the policies and manuals of the Office of Field Operations to enhance inspection practices at ports of entry to prevent the trafficking of drugs and humans.

Sponsored by Senator Rick Scott (R-Florida) (4 cosponsors— 3 Democrats, 1 Republican)

02/01/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Senator Scott

02/01/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

S. 207

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Reform and Integrity Act

The bill would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to obtain Congress’s approval before extending a country’s designation for TPS.

Sponsored by Senator James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) (0 cosponsors)

02/01/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Senator Lankford

02/01/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S. 243

A bill to require the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to establish procedures for conducting maintenance projects at ports of entry at which the Office of Field Operations conducts certain enforcement and facilitation activities

The bill would allow CBP to repair ports of entry without involving the General Services Administration (GSA), unless the project is valued at more than $300,000.

Sponsored by Senator James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) (4 cosponsors— 2 Democrats, 1 Independent, 1 Republican)

02/01/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Senator Lankford

02/01/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

S. 255

Asylum Seeker Work Authorization Act of 2023

The bill would allow individuals seeking asylum at ports of entry to be eligible for work authorizations starting 30 days after they apply for asylum, provided their applications are not frivolous, they are not detained, and their identities have been verified.

Sponsored by Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) (2 cosponsors— 2 Independent, 0 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/02/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Senator Collins

02/02/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S. 276

Public Health and Border Security Act

The bill would require all COVID-related national states of emergency to be lifted before Title 42 is officially terminated, and require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to put in place a workable plan to manage the border.

Sponsored by Senator Rick Scott (R-Florida) (7 cosponsors— 7 Republicans)

02/07/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Senator Scott

02/07/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

S. 365

Dream Act of 2023

The bill would allow Dreamers to earn lawful permanent residence and eventually become American citizens. A Dreamer is an undocumented immigrant who came to the United States as a child.

Sponsored by Senator Richard Durbin (D-Illinois) (1 cosponsor— 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

02/09/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Senator Durbin

02/09/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 712

To reimburse the States for border security expenses

Sponsored by Representative Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) (11 cosponsors— 11 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/01/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Crenshaw

02/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 725

Reimbursing Border Communities Act of 2023

The bill would direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to make grants to certain border communities for the purpose of reimbursing such communities for expenses related to security measures along the United States land border with Mexico.

Sponsored by Representative Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) (8 cosponsors— 8 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/01/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Jackson

02/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security

H.R. 761

Securing American Families from Exploitation (SAFE) at the Border Act

The bill would transfer $75 million dollars of unobligated border construction funds to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to establish the Southern Border Landowner Security Grant Program.

Sponsored by Representative Stephanie Bice (R-Oklahoma) (4 cosponsors— 4 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/02/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Bice

02/02/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Homeland Security and Appropriations

H.R. 777

Visa Overstay Enforcement

The bill would impose penalties on individuals who overstay their legal immigration status, including fines, imprisonment, and being disallowed from returning to the United States.

Sponsored by Representative Jeff Duncan (R-South Carolina) (9 cosponsors— 9 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/02/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Duncan

02/02/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 778

Terrorist Deportation Act

The bill would facilitate the deportation of individuals, except for legal permanent residents, listed in the Terrorist Screening Database.

Sponsored by Representative Jeff Duncan (R-South Carolina) (8 cosponsors— 8 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/02/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Duncan

02/02/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 779

No Social Security for Illegal Aliens Act

The bill would preclude undocumented immigrants from receiving social security benefits.

Sponsored by Representative Jeff Duncan (R-South Carolina) (16 cosponsors— 16 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/02/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Duncan

02/02/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R. 780

Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities

The bill would preclude sanctuary cities from receiving federal funds.

Sponsored by Representative Jeff Duncan (R-South Carolina) (12 cosponsors— 12 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/02/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Duncan

02/02/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Oversight and Accountability and the Judiciary

H.R. 864

To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to make grants to the Territory of Guam for the purpose of reimbursing the territory for expenses related to security measures associated with aliens unlawfully entering the Territory

Sponsored by Delegate James Moylan (R-Guam) (0 cosponsors)

02/07/2023 Introduced in the House by Delegate Moylan

02/07/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security

H.R. 876

Border Crisis Prevention Act

The bill would increase the credible fear standard for asylum claims. The bill would also allow the Department of Homeland Security to remove asylum seekers to safe third countries without the need for bilateral agreements.

Sponsored by Representative Debbie Lesko (R-Arizona) (4 cosponsors— 4 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/08/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Lesko

02/08/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

Friday, February 3, 2023

S. 160

Sarah’s Law

The bill would require U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to take into custody certain immigrants who have been charged in the United States with a crime that resulted in the death or serious bodily injury of another person. This is a companion bill of H.R. 661.

Sponsored by Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) (11 cosponsors— 11 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

01/31/2023 Introduced in the Senate by Senator Ernst

01/31/2023 Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 382

Pandemic is Over Act

The bill would terminate the public health emergency declared with respect to Covid–19. The end of the public health emergency is also likely to result in the end of the use of Title 42 expulsions at the border.

Sponsored by Representative Brett Guthrie (R-Kentucky) (44 cosponsors— 44 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

01/17/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Guthrie

01/17/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

01/31/2023 Passed the House of Representatives by a 220-210 vote.

H.R. 402

Protect Communities from a Porous Border Act of 2023

The bill would provide for mandatory detention of undocumented immigrants who appear in domestic and international criminal databases. It would also require the federal government to notify governors before releasing undocumented immigrants into their states. The bill would also provide governors with the ultimate authority to reject undocumented immigrants from being released into their states.

Sponsored by Representative Jodey Arrington (R-Texas) (0 cosponsors)

01/20/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Arrington

01/20/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 489

To provide that the notice titled “Designating Aliens for Expedited Removal” shall be given the full force and effect of law

Sponsored by Representative Jefferson Van Drew (R-New Jersey) (0 cosponsors)

01/24/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Van Drew

01/24/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 552

No Tax Dollars for the United Nation’s Immigration Invasion Act

The bill would prohibit the U.S. government from funding the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Sponsored by Representative Lance Gooden (R-Texas) (13 cosponsors— 13 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

01/26/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Gooden

01/26/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

H.R. 588

Border Construction Materials Transfer Act of 2022

The bill would require the federal government to transfer to the states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, without reimbursement, any unused material associated with the construction of barriers along the Southwest border.

Sponsored by Representative James Baird (R-Indiana) (4 cosponsors— 4 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

01/27/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Baird

01/27/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security

H.R. 596

To amend the Anti-Border Corruption Act of 2010 to authorize certain polygraph waiver authority

Sponsored by Representative Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) (4 cosponsors— 4 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

01/27/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Crenshaw

01/27/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security

H.R. 614

To amend the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2005 to provide for the inclusion of certain workers in the exemption from numerical limitations on H-2B workers

Sponsored by Representative Robert Wittman (R-Virginia) (o cosponsors)

01/27/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Wittman

01/27/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 666

Access to Counsel Act

The bill would ensure that U.S. citizens, green card holders, and other individuals with legal status are able to consult with an attorney, relative, or other interested parties to seek assistance if they are detained by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for more than an hour at ports of entry, including airports.

Sponsored by Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington) (42 cosponsors— 42 Democrats, 0 Republicans)

01/31/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Jayapal

01/31/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 672

Border Security Investment Act

The bill would place a 37% transaction fee on remittance transfers to the top five nations of origin for undocumented immigration in the United States.

Sponsored by Representative Nathaniel Moran (R-Texas) (12 cosponsors— 12 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

02/01/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Moran

02/01/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Financial Services and Homeland Security

H.R. 688

Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Visa Disclosure Act

The bill would require F, J, or M student visa-holders and their families to disclose to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) whether they have received funds from the Government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), or any entity owned or controlled by either the PRC or the CCP.

Sponsored by Representative Gregory Steube (R-Florida) (1 cosponsor— 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

01/31/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Steube

01/31/2023 Referred to the House Committees on the Judiciary

Friday, January 27, 2023

H.R. 469

To require asylum officers at United States embassies and consulates to conduct credible fear screenings before aliens seeking asylum may be permitted to enter the United States to apply for asylum.

Sponsored by Representative Kevin Hern (R-Oklahoma) (0 cosponsors)

01/24/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Hern

01/24/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

Friday, January 20, 2023

H.R. 163

Security First Act

The bill would appropriate $180 million for the Operation Stonegarden grant program of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through 2027. Operation Stonegarden provides funding to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to enhance their capabilities to support joint efforts to secure U.S. borders.

Sponsored by Representative Tony Gonzales (R-Texas) (2 cosponsors— 2 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

01/09/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Gonzales

01/09/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Homeland Security and the Judiciary

H.R. 183

To promote accountability and transparency in future executive orders

The bill would require the President of the United States to justify and notify Congress at least 30 days in advance before issuing an executive order related to any policy related to immigration.

Sponsored by Representative Tracey Mann (R-Kansas) (0 cosponsors)

01/09/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Mann

01/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 319

Legal Workforce Act

The bill would require employers to check the work eligibility of all future hires through the E-Verify system. E-Verify, operated by USCIS, checks the social security numbers of newly hired employees against Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security records to help ensure that they are eligible to work in the U.S.

Sponsored by Representative Ken Calvert (R-California) (6 cosponsors— 6 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

01/12/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Calvert

01/12/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Education and Workforce, Ways and Means, and the Judiciary

H.R. 334

Significant Transnational Criminal Organization Designation Act

The bill would deny the issuance of visas to all members of certain transnational criminal organizations.

Sponsored by Representative Mike Gallagher (R-Wisconsin) (3 cosponsors— 3 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

01/12/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Gallagher

01/12/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Financial Services and the Judiciary

H.R. 336

To immediately resume construction of the border wall system along the international border between the United States and Mexico to secure the border, enforce the rule of law, and expend appropriated funds as mandated by Congress

Sponsored by Representative Clay Higgins (R-Louisiana) (33 cosponsors— 33 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

01/12/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Higgins

01/12/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security

H.R. 367

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to aliens associated with criminal gangs

Sponsored by Representative Vern Buchanan (R-Florida) (0 cosponsors)

01/12/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Buchanan

01/12/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

Friday, January 13, 2023

H.R. 28

Illegal Alien NICS Alert Act

The bill would require the National Instant Criminal Background Check system (NICS) to notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and relevant local law enforcement when a firearm transferee is an undocumented person.

Sponsored by Representative Gregory Steube (R-Florida) (2 cosponsors— 2 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

01/09/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Steube

01/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 29

Border Safety and Security Act of 2023

The bill would grant discretionary authority to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to suspend the entry of foreign nationals to the United States at ports of entry whenever DHS deems necessary that such measure would help to achieve operational control over the border. The bill would further mandate the suspension of the entry of foreign nationals at ports of entry if certain conditions are not met.

Sponsored by Representative Chip Roy (R-Texas) (26 cosponsors— 26 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

01/09/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Roy

01/09/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Homeland Security and the Judiciary

H.R. 47

Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement Restoration Act

The bill would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to create within Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) an office to support victims of crimes committed by immigrants called the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office.

Sponsored by Representative Jack Bergman (R-Michigan) (4 cosponsors— 4 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

01/09/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Bergman

01/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 63

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to establish certain family separation as an exceptional and extremely unusual hardship

Sponsored by Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) (0 cosponsors)

01/09/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Jackson Lee

01/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 85

To amend title 28, United States Code, to provide that the United States district court for the District of Columbia shall have exclusive jurisdiction over actions arising under the immigration laws

Sponsored by Representative Andy Biggs (R-Arizona) (0 cosponsors)

01/09/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Biggs

01/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 86

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to the parole or release of an asylum applicant

Sponsored by Representative Andy Biggs (R-Arizona) (0 cosponsors)

01/09/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Biggs

01/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 87

To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to detain any alien who is unlawfully present in the United States and is arrested for certain criminal offenses

Sponsored by Representative Andy Biggs (R-Arizona) (0 cosponsors)

01/09/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Biggs

01/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 90

Voter Integrity Protection Act

The bill would make knowingly voting in a federal election by an undocumented immigrant an aggravated felony. The bill would also make knowingly voting in federal elections a deportable offense for undocumented immigrants. To authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to suspend the entry of aliens.

Sponsored by Representative Andy Biggs (R-Arizona) (0 cosponsors)

01/09/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Biggs

01/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 92

State Immigration Enforcement Act

The bill would authorize states and localities to pass and enforce immigration laws, including detention and deportation of foreign nationals.

Sponsored by Representative Andy Biggs (R-Arizona) (0 cosponsors)

01/09/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Biggs

01/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 114

To establish a separate account in the Treasury to hold deposits to be used to secure the southern border of the United States

Sponsored by Representative Andy Biggs (R-Arizona) (0 cosponsors)

01/09/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Biggs

01/09/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Homeland Security, Ways and Means, Foreign Affairs, Financial Services, Education and the Workforce, Appropriations, and the Judiciary

H.R. 136

Help Ensure Legal Detainers (HELD) Act

The bill would deny all federal funding to any state or locality that has a law, policy or procedure in place that prevents local law enforcement from maintaining the custody of an illegal immigrant pursuant to a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer.

Sponsored by Representative Ken Calvert (R-California) (0 cosponsors)

01/09/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Calvert

01/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 164

Close Biden’s Open Border Act

would freeze funding designated for the United Nations (U.N.) for two years and redirect the money towards completion of the wall on our Southern border.

Sponsored by Representative Bob Good (R-Virginia) (5 cosponsors— 5 Republicans, 0 Democrats)

01/09/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Good

01/09/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Appropriations and Foreign Affairs

H.R. 194

Safeguards Ensuring Criminal and Unvetted Refugees don’t Enter (SECURE) America Act

The bill would shift the authority from the Executive branch to Congress to set the yearly refugee admission cap. The bill would also require that Governors receive a 30-day notice from the administration before refugees are set to be resettled in their state. The bill would also establish additional vetting processes for all refugees seeking admittance into the United States.

Sponsored by Representative Matthew Rosendale (R-Montana) (1 cosponsor— 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

01/09/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Rosendale

01/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R. 199

Secure America’s Borders First Act

The bill would prohibit the U.S. government from providing military and security assistance to Ukraine until operational control of the United States-Mexico border is achieved.

Sponsored by Representative Matthew Rosendale (R-Montana) (1 cosponsor— 1 Republican, 0 Democrats)

01/09/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Rosendale

01/09/2023 Referred to the House Committees on Foreign Affairs and on Armed Services

H.R. 213

Break the Chain Act

The bill would eliminate several family-based visa categories, including F1 and F3 visas for the adult children of US citizens, as well as F4 visas for the siblings of U.S. citizens and F2B visas for the adult children of green card holders.

Sponsored by Representative Gregory Steube (R-Florida) (0 cosponsors)

01/09/2023 Introduced in the House by Representative Steube

01/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

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