H.R. 15: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act
Bill: H.R. 15, The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act | Read the text of the bill.
FAIR’s Summary: Democrats describe the legislation as the Senate Gang of Eight’s bill with alternative “border security” provisions. As put by Pelosi herself, H.R. 15 contains the “best of the Senate bill,” without the Corker-Hoeven “border surge” amendment, and with the McCaul-Jackson Lee border bill (H.R. 1417) in its place. Which “border security” provisions the bill contains, however, is completely irrelevant given that: (1) neither actually takes any real steps to secure our nation’s borders, and (2) the bill still contains S. 744’s core amnesty-first, enforcement-later (probably never) approach. (See FAIR’s Comparison of H.R. 1417 and S.744). Read more
Sponsor: Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Current Status: Introduced on October 2, 2013 by Rep. Garcia.