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Pending Legislation

Senate Bill: Protecting the Rights of Families and Immigrants Who Legally Entered From Detention Act

3/28/2017
On 3/28/17, Senators Menendez (D-NJ) and Harris (D-CA) introduced the Protecting the Rights of Families and Immigrants Who Legally Entered from Detention Act, which would rescind EO 13768 and protect against unlawful detentions and prohibit racial profiling by law enforcement or agencies.
AILA Doc. No. 17032932

S.668: A Bill to Nullify the Effect of the Executive Order on Border Security and Immigration Enforcement

3/16/2017
On 3/16/17, Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) introduced S.668, a bill to rescind President Trump’s Executive Order 13767, entitled “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements.” The bill is co-sponsored by 26 senators.
AILA Doc. No. 17032900

S. 608: A Bill to Nullify the Effects of the Executive Order on Visa Issuance/Screening and Refugees

3/13/2017
On 3/13/17, Senator Feinstein (D-CA) introduced S. 608, a bill to rescind President Trump’s Executive Order 13780, entitled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” Thirty-eight other senators co-sponsored the bill.
AILA Doc. No. 17032202

H.R. 1503: Statue of Liberty Values Act of 2.0 (SOLVE Act)

3/10/2017
On 3/10/17, Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) introduced the SOLVE Act 2.0, which aims to defund and void President Trump’s Executive Order 13780, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” One hundred seventy-two Democratic members co-sponsored the bill.
AILA Doc. No. 17032035

H.R.921: Community Trust Act of 2017

2/7/2017
On 2/7/17, Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) introduced the Community Trust Act of 2017 (H.R. 921), which would prohibit the use of federal funds to enforce Executive Order 13768, entitled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.” The bill is cosponsored by 26 Democrats.
AILA Doc. No. 17030833

H.R.920: Protecting Our Border Communities Act of 2017

2/7/2017
On 2/7/17, Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) introduced the Protecting Our Border Communities Act of 2017 (H.R. 920) to prohibit the use of federal funds to enforce Executive Order 13767, entitled "Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements.” The bill is cosponsored by 25 Democrats.
AILA Doc. No. 17030831

S.180: H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2017

1/20/2017
On 1/20/17, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduced the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2017 (S.180) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to reform and reduce fraud and abuse in certain visa programs for temporary workers. The bill was cosponsored by three Democratic senators.
AILA Doc. No. 17030330

H.R. 1006: Access to Counsel Act

2/13/2017
On 2/13/17, Congresswoman Jayapal Pramila (D-WA) introduced the Access to Counsel Act (H.R. 1006) to clarify the rights of all persons held or detained at a port of entry or at any detention facility overseen by CBP or ICE. Forty-eight Democratic members co-sponsored the bill.
AILA Doc. No. 17030360

S. 303: A Bill to Rescind State and Local Immigration Enforcement Authority

2/3/2017
On 2/3/17, Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Tom Carper (D-DE) introduced a bill to amend 287(g) from the Immigration and Nationality Act.
AILA Doc. No. 17022307

S. 415: A Bill to Nullify the Effects of the Executive Order on Interior Enforcement

2/16/2017
On 2/16/17, Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto (D-NV) introduced a bill to rescind President Trump’s January 25 executive order on interior enforcement, entitled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.” The bill was co-sponsored by 20 Senators.
AILA Doc. No. 17022306

S. 128: Bar Removal of Immigrants Who Dream and Grow the Economy

1/12/2017
On 1/12/17, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced the "Bar Removal of Immigrants Who Dream and Grow the Economy," or BRIDGE Act.
AILA Doc. No. 17021434

H.R. 496: Bar Removal of Immigrants Who Dream and Grow the Economy

1/12/2017
On 1/12/17, Mike Coffman (R-CO), Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Carlos Curberlo (R-FL), Lucille Roybal-Allard (R-FL), Jeff Denham (R-CA), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), and Judy Chu (D-CA), introduced the "Bar Removal of Immigrants Who Dream and Grow the Economy" (BRIDGE Act).
AILA Doc. No. 17021433

H.R. 670: High-Skilled Integrity and Fairness Act of 2017

1/24/2017
On 1/24/17, Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) introduced the “High-Skilled Integrity and Fairness Act,” to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to reform the H–1B visa program, and for other purposes.
AILA Doc. No. 17021432

S. 349: Access to Counsel Act

2/9/2017
On 2/9/17, Senator Kamala Harris of California, along with six fellow Democratic senators, introduced a bill to guarantee access to counsel to those held or detained at a port of entry or detention facility overseen by CBP or ICE.
AILA Doc. No. 17021430

S. 240: To Nullify the Effects of the Executive Order on Visa Issuance/Screening and Refugees

1/30/2017
On January 30, 2017, Senator Feinstein (D-CA) introduced a bill to rescind President Trump’s Executive Order (EO) barring immigrants and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The bill was co-sponsored by 37 senators.
AILA Doc. No. 17020137

H.R. 724: Statue of Liberty Values Act of 2017

2/14/2017
On January 30, 2017, Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and John Conyers (D-MI) introduced a bill to defund and rescind President Trump’s executive order banning travel from Muslim countries and suspending the refugee program. The legislation was co-sponsored by 179 House Democrats.
AILA Doc. No. 17020135

H.R.170: Protect and Grow American Jobs Act

1/3/2017
On 1/3/17, Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) introduced the “Protect and Grow American Jobs Act,” which amends the INA to revise the definition of "exempt H-1B nonimmigrant" to eliminate the masters or higher degree requirement and raise the annual salary threshold requirement.
AILA Doc. No. 17012464

S.54: Protect American Families Act

1/5/2017
On 1/5/17, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the “Protect American Families Act,” which would prohibit the creation of an immigration-related registry program that classifies people on the basis of religion, race, age, gender, ethnicity, national origin, nationality, or citizenship.
AILA Doc. No. 17012463