House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Vice-Chairman Raúl Labrador have unveiled legislation to strengthen immigration enforcement, enhance public safety, protect national security, and ensure the rule of law.

Read more below or Chairman Goodlatte and Rep. Labrador’s op-ed on Fox News.

The Michael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act

The Michael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act (H.R. 2431) is authored by Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Vice-Chairman Raúl Labrador (R-ID) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA).

The Davis-Oliver Act, named after Placer County Detective Michael Davis, Jr. and Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff Danny Oliver who were murdered by an unlawful immigrant in October 2014, improves the enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws to enhance public safety. The bill provides tools to crack down on dangerous sanctuary city policies and contains much needed changes to protect American communities from unlawful immigrants who commit crimes in the United States.

The Davis-Oliver Act also protects national security by improving our nation’s first line of defense, the visa issuance process. It provides thorough screening of foreign nationals seeking to enter the United States in order to prevent terrorists from entering the United States. The bill also ensures the rule of law and removes the ability of any President to unilaterally shut down immigration enforcement by granting states and localities the authority to enforce their own immigration laws consistent with federal practices.

The Michael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act was approved by the House Judiciary Committee on May 24, 2017.

 

Bill Summary | Bill Text | Op-Ed

The Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act

The Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act (H.R. 2826) reforms the refugee program by curbing fraud and strengthening public safety and national security. It also provides state and local governments the power to decide if refugees are to be resettled within their communities and gives Congress, not the President, the authority to set the overall refugee ceiling for each year.

The Protection of Children Act

The Protection of Children Act ensures that unaccompanied alien minors who make the dangerous journey to the United States are safely returned home. For those who stay with a sponsor in the United States while awaiting their immigration hearing, the bill provides for greater transparency and safety of these minors to ensure they are not inadvertently delivered into the hands of criminals or abusers.