H. R. 1010
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 13, 2017
Mr. Barletta introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Defense of Legal Workers Act of 2017.
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—
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
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..