Immigration: Current legislation

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This page is for tracking federal legislation in the U.S. Congress; visit our state policy page for state legislation.

U.S. House of Representatives

Bill Bill_number Resources Status
 “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act” H.R. 3003 GovTrack

NIF’s summary

FCNL’s statement

passed House of Reps (228 – 195)
 “Kate’s Law” H.R. 3004  GovTrack

NIF’s summary

FCNL’s statement

passed House of Reps (257 – 167)
“Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act of 2017” H.R. 2826 Congress.gov

NIF’s summary

Cato Institute’s statement

amended by Judiciary Committee
“Protection of Children Act of 2017” H.R. 495 GovTrack 

NIF’s summary

amended by Judiciary Committee
“Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2017” H.R. 2690 GovTrack

Farmworker Justice’s analysis

introduced in the House of Reps
“Today’s American Dream Act”  H.R. 1084 Congress.gov

Cosponsor Rep. Roybal-Allard’s press release

introduced in the House of Reps
“The American Hope Act of 2017” H.R. 3591 Congress.gov

NIF’s summary

introduced in the House of Reps
“Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2017” H.R. 391 Congress.gov

HRW letter to reps. of the Judiciary Committee

amended by the House Judiciary Committee
“Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act”  H.R. 3697  Bill text

Congress.gov summary

AILA summary

House Rules Cmte 9/12/2017
 “Securing America’s Future Act”  H.R. 4760 Congress.gov summary

Bill text

NIF Analysis

 Referred to Subcmte on Immigration and Border Security

1/242018

U.S. Senate

Bill Bill_number Resources Status
“Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2017” S. 1034 GovTrack

Farmworker Justice’s analysis, English and Spanish

introduced in the Senate
“Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy (BRIDGE) Act” S. 128 Congress.gov

National Immigration Law Center’s FAQs, English and Spanish

introduced in the Senate
“DREAM Act of 2017” S. 1615  Congress.gov

National Immigration Law Center’s summary

introduced in the Senate
“Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act (RAISE) Act” S. 354 Congress.gov

Cato Institute’s statement

IIC action alert

introduced in the Senate
 “USA Act” S. 2367  Congress.gov summary

Bill text

NIF summary

 Referred to the Judiciary Cmte

02/05/2018

‘Toomey Anti-Sanctuary Cities Amendment”   S. Amdt. 1948

to H.R. 2579

 Congress.gov summary

Bill text

Cloture on amendment, not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 54 – 45.

2/15/2018

 “Collins-Rounds-King-Schumer Amendment”  S. Amdt. 1958 to H.R. 2579 Bill text

Sen. Collins Statement

 

 Cloture on amendment, as modified not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 54 – 45.

2/15/2018

“BRIDGE Act”  

S. 128

 

Congress.gov summary

Bill text

NIF Summary

 

 

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

1/12/2017

 

 

What you can do

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Take action in your own community:
  • Pray for immigrants, for peace (en espanol), and more
  • Learn about MCC’s vision for reforming our immigration system
  • Host a Prayer & Faxing event (again or for the first time)
  • Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper in support of immigration reform
  • Call your Elected Officials: You can find them here.
  • Tweet to your House members. Find their Twitter accounts on their websites (www.house.gov)(Example:  “@Sen_JoeManchin As a West Virginian & person of faith I urge you to support #pathtocitizenship #immigration reform #cir”)

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