H. R. 928
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 30, 2019
Mr. Vargas (for himself, Mr. Takano, Mr. Vela, and Ms. Gabbard) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to identify aliens who have served, or are serving, in the Armed Forces of the United States when those aliens apply for an immigration benefit or are placed in an immigration enforcement proceeding, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Immigrant Veterans Eligibility Tracking System (I–VETS) Act.
Identifying aliens connected to the Armed Forces
The Secretary of Homeland Security shall—
identify aliens, when those aliens apply for an immigration benefit or are placed in an immigration enforcement proceeding, who are serving, or have served, as a member of a regular or reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty or as a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces in an active status; and
annotate all immigration and naturalization records of the Department of Homeland Security relating to an alien identified pursuant to paragraph (1) so as to reflect that identification and afford an opportunity to track the outcomes for such aliens.