H.R. 2497 (112th): HALT Act

Jul 12, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress
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S. 1380 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jul 18, 2011

This bill was introduced on July 12, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Jul 12, 2011
Lamar Smith
Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district
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Jul 12, 2011
5 pages
Related Bills
S. 1380 (Related)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 18, 2011

Full Title

To suspend until January 21, 2013, certain provisions of Federal immigration law, and for other purposes.


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57 cosponsors (57R) (show)

House Judiciary

Immigration and Border Security

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Hinder the Administration's Legalization Temptation Act or the HALT Act - Suspends until January 21, 2013, authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act for:
(1) waiver of inadmissibility of aliens unlawfully present in the United States;
(2) cancellation of removal and adjustment of status for certain non-permanent residents;
(3) temporary parole into the United States, except for parole entries for humanitarian, law enforcement, or security purposes; and
(4) designation of a country for temporary protected status.
Revises, until January 21, 2013, the definition of "unauthorized alien" (for purposes of the unauthorized employment of aliens) to eliminate the exclusion from such definition of an alien authorized to work by the Attorney General (DOJ).
Prohibits the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) from granting deferred action or extended voluntary departure to any alien until January 21, 2013, except for humanitarian, law enforcement, or security purposes.
Suspends specified regulations concerning employment of aliens until January 21, 2013.
Revokes, as of the date of enactment of this Act, any immigration benefit granted during the period beginning on July 12, 2011, and ending on the date of enactment of this Act under any authority suspended by this Act with respect to: (1) parole authority, (2) the definition of an unauthorized alien, (3) deferred action or extended voluntary departure, or (4) such specified regulations.

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