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H.R. 6136 (115th): Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 6136 enhances enforcement of existing immigration law, closes immigration enforcement loopholes, ends the catch and release policy, provides $25 billion in funding to secure the border, provides a legislative solution for the current beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and establishes a new merit-based visa program. Specific provisions of the bill include:

Division A – Border Enforcement

Title I: Border Security

Title I strengthens the requirements for barriers along the southern border by requiring the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to improve physical barriers, tactical infrastructure, and technology to achieve situational awareness and operational control of the border. Physical barriers includes reinforced fencing, border wall system, and levee walls while tactical infrastructure refers to boat ramps, access gates, checkpoints, lighting, and roads. Technology …

Sponsor and status

Bob Goodlatte

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 19, 2018
Length: 299 pages
Jun 19, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)

Failed House on Jun 27, 2018

This bill failed in the House on June 27, 2018.

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11 Cosponsors (11 Republicans)



Jun 19, 2018

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Jun 27, 2018
Failed House

A vote on the bill failed in the House. The bill is now dead.

H.R. 6136 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 6136. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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