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H.R. 6070 (112th): To require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study to determine the impact on the United States of the policy announced by the Secretary of Homeland Security on June 15, 2012, concerning the exercise of prosecutorial discretion with respect to individuals who came to the United States illegally as children, and for other purposes.


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 29, 2012 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6070

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 29, 2012

(for himself, Mr. Schweikert, Mr. Murphy of Pennsylvania, Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Platts, Mr. Ross of Florida, Mr. Lance, Mr. Kelly, and Mr. Marino) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study to determine the impact on the United States of the policy announced by the Secretary of Homeland Security on June 15, 2012, concerning the exercise of prosecutorial discretion with respect to individuals who came to the United States illegally as children, and for other purposes.

1.

GAO study on DHS prosecutorial discretion policy

(a)

In general

The Comptroller General of the United States shall conduct a study to determine the impact the policy described in subsection (c) will have on the United States. The study shall examine the following 4 areas of potential impact:

(1)

National security

The national security of the United States, including how much implementing this policy will cost the Department of Homeland Security in terms of manpower and other costs.

(2)

Fraud

How impacted Federal agencies will address an increase in fraudulent documents.

(3)

United States workers

United States workers (as defined in section 212(n)(4)(E) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(n)(4)(E))), including—

(A)

the effectiveness of programs under the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 301 et seq.), such as the Medicare Program under title XVIII of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1395 et seq.);

(B)

the national unemployment rate and unemployment compensation; and

(C)

the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111–148).

(4)

Competitiveness of United States economy

The economy of the United States, including—

(A)

Federal Pell Grants under section 401 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070a);

(B)

the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) (formerly known as the food stamp program) under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.);

(C)

college admissions and scholarships; and

(D)

Federal work-study programs under part C of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.).

(b)

Stay of implementation

The Secretary of Homeland Security shall refrain from implementing the policy described in subsection (c) until after the Comptroller General of the United States has completed the study described in subsection (a) and submitted a report to the Congress containing the results of the study.

(c)

Policy described

The policy referred to in subsections (a) and (b) is the policy set forth in the memorandum dated June 15, 2012, from Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security, regarding exercising prosecutorial discretion with respect to individuals who came to the United States illegally as children.