H.R. 5953 (112th): Prohibiting Back-door Amnesty Act


Jun 18, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 18, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Ben Quayle

Representative for Arizona's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 18, 2012
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About the bill

Full Title

To prohibit the implementation of certain policies regarding the exercise of prosecutorial discretion by the Secretary of Homeland Security.

Summary (CRS)

6/18/2012--Introduced.Prohibiting Back-door Amnesty Act - Disapproves and nullifies:(1) the June 17, 2011, memorandum from the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regarding the exercise of prosecutorial discretion consistent ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 18, 2012

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5953”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


41 cosponsors (41R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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