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Pending Legislation

116th Congress

H.J.Res.31: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019

On 2/15/19, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 to fund the government through the end of FY2019. Among other things, the bill increases funding for immigration detention by at least 12% and includes $1.375 billion for 55 new miles of border fencing.
AILA Doc. No. 19021470

H.R. 1044: Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019

On 2/7/19, Reps. Lofgren (D-CA), Buck (R-CO), and 112 bipartisan members reintroduced H.R. 1044 which would among other things eliminate the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants and increase the per-country numerical limitation for family-sponsored immigrants.
AILA Doc. No. 19020735

Senate Bill: Restrictions Against Illegitimate Declarations for Emergency Re-appropriations (RAIDER) Act of 2019

On 2/4/19, Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) introduced the RAIDER Act of 2019, which prevents the president from utilizing the National Emergencies Act of 1976 to use critical military construction and disaster response funds to construct his wall along the southern border.
AILA Doc. No. 19020435

S. Amdt. 5: End the Shutdown and Secure the Border Act

On 1/21/19, Senate Republicans introduced a bill to end the partial shutdown by funding the Wall, more detention beds, and additional border patrol and ICE agents, while providing limited protection for Dreamers and TPS-holders, and banning Central American minors from seeking asylum at the border.
AILA Doc. No. 19012238