Register for AILA’s National Day of Action (NDA) on April 11, 2019, to meet with members of Congress and share how the administration’s immigration policy changes are harming American families, businesses, and communities.
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.
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.
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.
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.