Prohibiting Deferred Actions For Aliens
On the 30th of July, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (Tennessee, 7th district which includes the suburbs of both Nashville and Memphis) introduced a bill that will prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the U.S. This bill has no co-sponsors and passed a House vote by 216-192 with one voting “Present” and 123 members not voting.
H. R. 5272
To prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. PROHIBITIONS RELATING TO DEFERRED ACTION.
Unless explicitly authorized by law, no agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government may issue after July 30, 2014, guidance, memorandums, regulations, policies, or other similar instruments the effect of which is–
(1) to modify, in any manner that would expand the number of aliens eligible for deferred action, the Executive memorandum dated June 15, 2012, concerning deferred action for childhood arrivals;
(2) to newly authorize deferred action for any class of aliens not in lawful immigration status in the United States; or
(3) to newly authorize any alien to work in the United States if such alien–
(A) was not lawfully admitted into the United States in compliance with the immigration laws (as defined in section 101(a)(17) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(17))), except that this subparagraph shall not apply to an alien who is paroled under section 212(d)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(d)(5)) or permitted to land temporarily as an alien crewman; and
(B) is not lawfully present in the United States.