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H.R. 206 (114th): Immigration Accountability Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 8, 2015 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 206

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 8, 2015

(for himself, Mr. Loudermilk, Mr. Salmon, and Mr. Perry) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To prohibit the use of funds to carry out memoranda issued by the Secretary of Homeland Security and the President, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Immigration Accountability Act.

2.

Prohibition on use of funds

None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available, including any funds or fees collected or otherwise made available for expenditure, by any Act for any fiscal year may be used to implement, administer, carry out, or enforce the policies in any of the following:

(1)

The memorandum issued by the Secretary of Homeland Security on June 15, 2012, on exercising prosecutorial discretion with respect to individuals who came to the United States as children.

(2)

The memoranda issued by the Secretary of Homeland Security on November 20, 2014, on any of the following subjects:

(A)

Southern border and approaches campaign.

(B)

Policies for the apprehension, detention, and removal of undocumented immigrants.

(C)

Secure Communities.

(D)

Personnel reform for Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.

(E)

Exercising prosecutorial discretion with respect to individuals who came to the United States as children and with respect to certain individuals who are the parents of U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

(F)

Expansion of the Provisional Waiver Program.

(G)

Policies supporting U.S. high skilled businesses and workers.

(H)

Families of U.S. Armed Forces members and enlistees.

(I)

Directive to provide consistency regarding advanced parole.

(J)

Policies to promote and increase access to U.S. citizenship.

(3)

The memoranda issued by the President on November 21, 2014, on any of the following subjects:

(A)

Creating welcoming communities and fully integrating immigrants and refugees.

(B)

Modernizing and streamlining the U.S. immigrant visa system for the 21st century.

(4)

Any substantially similar memorandum issued after November 21, 2014.

3.

Conforming amendments

Section 286(n) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1356(n)) is amended—

(1)

by striking (n) All and inserting (n)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), all; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(2)

No deposit in the Immigration Examinations Fee Account may be used to implement, administer, carry out, or enforce the policies in any of the memoranda referred to in section 2 of the Immigration Accountability Act.

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