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H.R. 413 (117th): SAFE for America Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 21, 2021 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


I

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 413

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 21, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the diversity immigrant program.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as—

(1)

the Security And Fairness Enhancement for America Act of 2021; or

(2)

the SAFE for America Act of 2021.

2.

Elimination of diversity immigrant program

(a)

Worldwide level of diversity immigrants

Section 201 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1151) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a)—

(A)

by inserting and at the end of paragraph (1);

(B)

by striking ; and at the end of paragraph (2) and inserting a period; and

(C)

by striking paragraph (3); and

(2)

by striking subsection (e).

(b)

Allocation of diversity immigrant visas

Section 203 of such Act (8 U.S.C. 1153) is amended—

(1)

by striking subsection (c);

(2)

in subsection (d), by striking (a), (b), or (c), and inserting (a) or (b),;

(3)

in subsection (e), by striking paragraph (2) and redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (2);

(4)

in subsection (f), by striking (a), (b), or (c) and inserting (a) or (b); and

(5)

in subsection (g), by striking (a), (b), and (c) and inserting (a) and (b).

(c)

Procedure for granting immigrant status

Section 204 of such Act (8 U.S.C. 1154) is amended—

(1)

by striking subsection (a)(1)(I); and

(2)

in subsection (e), by striking (a), (b), or (c) and inserting (a) or (b).

(d)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall take effect on October 1, 2021.