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H.R. 5383: New Way Forward Act

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Changes would include decriminalizing undocumented border crossing and ending private immigration detention centers.

Context

A number of immigration-related statistics are surging under the Trump administration.

In fiscal year 2018, the most recent year for which data is available, federal immigration arrests reached their highest level ever — more than quintuple the level from two decades prior. In 2019, the number of apprehensions at the Mexican border reached the highest level since 2007.

The left wing of the Democratic party argues that bold reforms are needed to stem this tide. A seven-part bill they’ve introduced would institute a number of changes to America’s immigration system.

What the bill does

The New Way Forward Act would implement reforms in seven sections, according to its legislative text. These include:

Sponsor and status

Jesús García

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2019
Length: 28 pages
Introduced
Dec 10, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Introduced on Dec 10, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on December 10, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Dec 10, 2019
 
Introduced

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H.R. 5383 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5383. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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