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H.R. 1010 (115th): Defense of Legal Workers Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 13, 2017 (Introduced).


I

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1010

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 13, 2017

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to expand the definition of an unauthorized alien to include aliens who have not been admitted to and are not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Defense of Legal Workers Act of 2017.

2.

Admission and lawful presence required for employment authorization

Section 274A(h)(3) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1324a(h)(3)) is amended—

(1)

by inserting before authorized to be so employed by this Act the following: an alien otherwise admitted to and lawfully present in the United States, and; and

(2)

by inserting at the end the following: An alien without lawful status shall be considered to be an unauthorized alien for purposes of this Act..