H. R. 4850
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 19, 2018
Mr. Francis Rooney of Florida (for himself, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Brooks of Alabama, Mr. Farenthold, Mr. DesJarlais, Mr. Budd, and Mr. Norman) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to alter the deadlines by which an application for asylum must be made, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Asylum Protection Act of 2018.
Dates of applications for asylum
Section 208(a)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1158(a)(2)) is amended—
1 year and inserting
30 days; and
by adding before the period at the end the following:
, except that, in the case of an alien who arrives at a designated port of arrival, that alien shall be required to commence an application at the time of arrival.