In the name of keeping U.S. jobs for people born in the U.S. — this bill would bar anyone that has ever been in the country illegally from using legal channels to secure a work authorization.
That’s it: if a person was in the U.S. without government approval, they can’t get authorization to work here. Well, ok, the bill specifies that it must be determined — in a valid immigration proceeding — that a person was illegally present in the United States. This would be at a hearing to see if they should get the work authorization. But it’s a short bill.