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H.R. 623: To deem an alien who has been issued an employment authorization document under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program to be a person who owes allegiance to the United States for purposes of employment by an office of a Member of the House of Representatives.

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 16, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 623

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 16, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Soto, Mr. Espaillat, Mrs. Torres of California, Mr. García of Illinois, and Mrs. Napolitano) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration

A BILL

To deem an alien who has been issued an employment authorization document under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program to be a person who owes allegiance to the United States for purposes of employment by an office of a Member of the House of Representatives.

1.

Clarification for purposes of employment by a House Member

(a)

In general

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for purposes of being hired and employed by an office of a Member of the House of Representatives, and being paid compensation by the House of Representatives, an alien who has a valid employment authorization document issued to the alien under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program of the Secretary of Homeland Security, established pursuant to the memorandum from the Secretary of Homeland Security entitled Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children, dated June 15, 2012, shall be deemed to be a person who owes allegiance to the United States.

(b)

Effective date

This section shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2019 and each succeeding fiscal year.