- The approval or denial of applications from undocumented immigrants who are seeking legal residency under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
- Deferring action against immigrants living in the U.S. without legal residency.
- Authorization for undocumented immigrants to work in the U.S.
What is House Bill H.R. 5272?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 5272
Immigration was marked as a dead issue for 2014 when House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced in June that Republican representatives wouldn’t pass any legislation advancing immigration reform. But as the November elections roll closer, immigration policy has been given a breath of life as both parties advance radically different legislation.
Republicans, led by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) have passed H.R. 5272, which would cut federal funding to several immigration agencies. The highest profile target of this bill is the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA is a federal program implemented by Obama in 2012 to protect individuals from deportation who immigrated illegally and live in the U.S.
Supporters of H.R. 5272 see the DACA program as a failure
because they believe it encourages illegal immigration among minors and doesn’t
resolve the permanent status of undocumented immigrants who sign up for
Immigration advocates and others who oppose this bill argue that it would snip invaluable federal support given to hundreds of thousands of young undocumented residents. This includes many of the 57,000 minors who crossed the border in the last year.
Democrats in the Senate passed their immigration bill in 2013, which included a pathway to citizenship for undocumented residents. Republicans have refused to pass this bill in the House, and it’s a virtual guarantee that Democrats won’t pass H.R. 5272 as long as they control the Senate.
Media:Sponsoring Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) Press Release
Heritage Action (In Support)
Latin Post (Opposed)
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To prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house Passed August 2nd, 2014Roll Call Vote 216 Yea / 192 Nay
Committee on the JudiciaryImmigration and CitizenshipIntroducedJuly 30th, 2014
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