H.R.4873: DACA Compromise Act of 2018

Author's Summary:  This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to cancel the removal of, and adjust to permanent resident status the status of, an alien: (1) who has been continuously present in the United States since June 15, 2012; (2) who was granted deferred removal as an undocumented alien pursuant to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, unless the individual engaged in subsequent conduct that would have rendered the alien ineligible for program renewal; (3) who applies for adjustment not earlier than two years after he or she was granted such deferred removal; (4) who otherwise satisfies the requirements of this bill, and (5) to whom an immigrant visa is available.

IB Summary:  Our review of the text of the bill makes it seem very straightforward however it is unclear if there are concessions to Trump, for example funding to build a southern border wall. We are sure more details will unfold about this bill in the coming days/weeks.

Status:   Introduced in the House on 01/24/2018. Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.

Links: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4873?r=1