HR 4760 Enacting Comprehensive Immigration Reform (Roll Call 282)
This bill includes many of the reforms to the nation's immigration system offered by President Trump. The bill provides increased funding for border security, including a wall or barrier on the U.S. border with Mexico, and restricts state and local governments from enacting "sanctuary" policies that prevent the enforcement of federal immigration law. Additionally, the bill implements programs and deterrents to reduce illegal immigration, including E-verify and DNA testing to establish family relationships. Finally, the bill expands employment-based immigration while eliminating the diversity visa lottery program and limiting chain migration. ACU supports the overhaul of our broken immigration system and the further expansion of employment-based immigration and supported this bill as a step in the right direction. The House defeated the bill on June 21, 2018 by a vote of 193-231.