About the bill
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
Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2018
Length: 299 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Failed House on Jun 27, 2018
This bill failed in the House on June 27, 2018.
What legislators are saying
“Flores Statement on House Border Security and Immigration Reform Votes”
— Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 27, 2018
“Op-Ed: Some in Congress want to keep immigration crisis alive for short-term gain”
— Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 1, 2018
“Bonamici pledges to defend workers' right to organize”
— Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1] on Aug 27, 2018
Jun 19, 2018
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jun 27, 2018
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.
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