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H.R. 31 (114th): Prevention of Executive Amnesty Act of 2015

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jan 6, 2015.


Prevention of Executive Amnesty Act of 2015

This bill prohibits funds appropriated or otherwise made available, including any otherwise available to the Secretary of Homeland Security for any fiscal year from being used to implement or enforce specified immigration-related policies in:

the memoranda issued by the Secretary on November 20, 2014, which includes prosecutorial discretion regarding individuals who came to the United States as children and regarding certain individuals who are the parents of U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and expansion of the provisional waiver program; the memoranda issued by the President on November 21, 2014, which includes modernizing and streamlining the U.S. immigrant visa system for the 21st century; and any substantially similar memorandum issued after November 21, 2014.