H.R. 1221 (110th): EARN Act

Introduced:
Feb 28, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Paul Gillmor
Representative for Ohio's 5th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Feb 28, 2007
Length
17 pages
Related Bills
S. 2205 (Related)
Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2007

Failed Cloture
Last Action: Oct 24, 2007

S. 774 (Related)
Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2007

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 06, 2007

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 28, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 28, 2007
Referred to Committee Feb 28, 2007
 
Full Title

To provide for cancellation of removal and adjustment of status for certain long-term residents who entered the United States as children.

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Cosponsors
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Committees

House Judiciary

Immigration and Border Security

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2/28/2007--Introduced.
Education Access for Rightful Noncitizens Act or the EARN Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security to cancel the removal of, and adjust to conditional permanent resident status, an alien who:
(1) entered the United States prior to his or her sixteenth birthday, and has been present in the United States for at least five years immediately preceding enactment of this Act;
(2) is a person of good moral character;
(3) is not inadmissible or deportable under specified grounds of the Immigration and Nationality Act;
(4) at the time of application, has been admitted to an institution of higher education, or has earned a high school or general education diploma in the United States; and
(5) from the age of 16 and older, has never been under a final order of exclusion, deportation, or removal.
Authorizes: (1) the Secretary to adjust the status of an alien who has met such conditions prior to enactment of this Act to conditional permanent resident status; and (2) such alien to petition the Secretary for permanent resident status at the end of the conditional residence period. Sets forth the conditions for conditional permanent resident status, including: (1) termination of status for violation of this Act; and (2) removal of conditional status to permanent status.
Sets forth provisions respecting: (1) exclusive jurisdiction; (2) penalties for false application statements; (3) confidentiality; (4) fee prohibitions for expedited application processing; and (5) a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report respecting the number of aliens adjusted under this Act.

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