Why Should I Vote On BetterDistricts?

Polling is a powerful tool to help our elected officials determine how they should vote.

Standard polling methods don't give you the control that you deserve. With BetterDistricts you can show your representative exactly how strongly a bill is supported in your community.

Send a clear signal on how you want your government to work.

 

H.R. 5694 - Afghan Allies Protection Amendments Act of 2018

Introduced: 2018-05-07
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
 
Summary Not Available

Full Text


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5694


    To amend the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 7, 2018

    Mr. Kinzinger (for himself, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Moulton, and Mr. Stivers) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

    To amend the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Afghan Allies Protection Amendments Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Special immigrant visas for Afghan allies.

(a) In general.—Section 602(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 (8 U.S.C. 1101 note) is amended, in the matter preceding subclause (I), by inserting “for the first time” after “submitting a petition”.

(b) Numerical limitations.—Section 602(b)(3) of the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 (8 U.S.C. 1101 note) is amended—

(1) by striking subparagraph (A) and inserting the following:

“(A) FISCAL YEAR 2019.—

“(i) IN GENERAL.—In addition to any unused balance under subparagraph (F), for fiscal year 2019, not more than 4,000 principal aliens may be granted special immigrant status under this subsection.

“(ii) PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT.—For purposes of this subparagraph, the period of employment referred to in paragraph (2)(A)(ii) shall end not later than December 31, 2021.

“(iii) APPLICATION.—For purposes of this subparagraph, not later than December 31, 2021, a principal alien seeking special immigrant status under this subsection shall submit an application to the Chief of Mission.”;

(2) by striking subparagraph (C) and inserting the following:

“(C) CARRY FORWARD.—If the numerical limitation described in subparagraph (A)(i) is not reached for fiscal year 2019, the numerical limitation for each subsequent fiscal year shall be established at a number equal to the difference between—

“(i) the numerical limitation described in subparagraph (A)(i); and

“(ii) the number of principal aliens granted special immigrant status under this subsection during each fiscal year beginning in fiscal year 2019.”;

(3) in subparagraph (D), by striking “notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (C),”; and

(4) in subparagraph (F)—

(A) in clause (i), by striking “2020” and inserting “2020;”;

(B) in clause (ii), by striking “2020” and inserting “2020;”;

(C) by redesignating clauses (i) through (iii) as subclauses (I) through (III), respectively, and indenting appropriately;

(D) in the matter preceding subclause (I) (as so redesignated), in the second sentence, by striking “For purposes” and inserting the following:

“(ii) REQUIREMENTS.—For purposes”;

(E) in the matter preceding clause (ii) (as so designated)—

(i) by striking “exhausted,,” and inserting “exhausted,”; and

(ii) by striking “In addition” and inserting the following:

“(i) IN GENERAL.—In addition”; and

(F) by adding at the end the following:

“(iii) UNUSED VISAS.—Any unused balance under this subparagraph shall be added to the number under subparagraph (A)(i) for use in fiscal year 2019.”.

(c) Conversion of petitions.—Section 2 of Public Law 110–242 (8 U.S.C. 1101 note) is amended by striking subsection (b) and inserting the following:

“(b) Duration.—The authority under subsection (a) shall expire on the date on which the numerical limitation specified under section 1244 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110–181; 8 U.S.C. 1157 note) is reached.”.

(d) Report reform.—Section 602 of the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 (8 U.S.C. 1101 note) is amended—

(1) in subsection (b)—

(A) by striking paragraph (10);

(B) by redesignating paragraphs (11) through (16) as paragraphs (10) through (15), respectively;

(C) in paragraph (11)(A) (as so redesignated), by striking “the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014” and inserting “this Act”;

(D) in paragraph (12) (as so redesignated), by striking “paragraph (12)(B)” and inserting “paragraph (11)(B)”; and

(E) in paragraph (13) (as so redesignated), in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking “a report to the” and all that follows through “House of Representatives” and inserting “a report to the appropriate committees of Congress”;

(2) by striking subsection (c); and

(3) by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (c).


Relevant News Stories And Blog Posts

Title Worth Reading

Vote on H.R. 5694

 

Activity in last 30 days