On Friday, August 1, 2014, the House will consider a substitute amendment to H.R. 5272, To prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, under a rule. H.R. 5272 was introduced on July 30, 2014 by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and was referred to the House Judiciary Committee.
SUBSTITUTE: Rep. Blackburn (R-TN) #1 – The amendment does the following:
- To ensure President Obama cannot take sweeping unilateral actions to shield entire categories of deportable aliens from removal, the amendment contains language to ensure that the President cannot simply continue the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) program by issuing a new or similar memorandum or policy with the same effect.
- The amendment also contains language to prevent the President from authorizing any new deferred action program for a class of aliens.
- As revised, the language effectively prevents the Administration from expending any funds to (1) adjudicate new or previously denied applications under DACA or any similar memorandum or policy, (2) authorize a new deferred action program for any class of aliens; and (3) authorize work permits for unlawful aliens.
For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.