CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Thursday, December 4, 2014, the House will consider an amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 5759, the Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act, under a rule. H.R. 5759 was introduced by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) on November 20, 2014 and was referred to the House Judiciary Committee.
The substitute amendment to H.R. 5759 prohibits the executive branch from exempting from removal or deferring removal of categories of aliens who are unlawfully present in the U.S.—whether by executive order, regulation, or any other means. The bill prohibits the executive branch from treating such aliens as if they were lawfully present or had a lawful immigration status, or granting them work authorization. The bill contains exceptions for extraordinary humanitarian and law enforcement reasons. Actions taken for the purpose of circumventing the bill shall be null and void and without legal effect. The effective date is November 20, 2014 and applies to requests (both original requests and requests for reopening previously denied requests) submitted for work authorization or exemption from, or deferral of, removal.
On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive actions on immigration, including the unilateral creation of a program to suspend removal for approximately four million individuals unlawfully present in the U.S.
For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.