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H.R. 4850 (115th): Asylum Protection Act of 2018

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 19, 2018 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4850

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 19, 2018

(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

A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to alter the deadlines by which an application for asylum must be made, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Asylum Protection Act of 2018.

2.

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)

by striking 1 year and inserting 30 days; and

(2)

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.