Bill Summary

Establishes a path to citizenship for certain undocumented individuals. The bill also replaces the term alien with noncitizen in the immigration statutes and addresses other related issues. Specifically, the bill establishes a new status of lawful prospective immigrant. This status shall be available to an applying noncitizen who meets certain requirements, including being continually present in the United States from January 1, 2021, and passing background checks. After at least five years with this status, an eligible noncitizen may apply for and receive permanent resident status. The bill also provides permanent resident status to certain applying noncitizens, specifically for eligible noncitizens who (1) entered the United States as a minor, (2) were eligible for temporary protected status or deferred enforced departure on January 1, 2017, or (3) worked a certain amount of agricultural labor in the five years prior to applying. Among other things, the bill also redefines for immigration purposes the term conviction to exclude convictions that have been expunged or vacated, requires the Department of State to implement a strategy to advance reforms in Central America and address key factors contributing to migration from the region to the United States, requires the State Department to establish refugee processing centers in Central America, requires Customs and Border Patrol sectors and stations to have a certain number of employees with certain qualifications such as paramedic training, generally prohibits religious discrimination in granting or denying immigration benefits, and establishes grant programs for providing training and services to immigrants.

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Bill Text

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2021-03-31 https://www.congress.gov/117/bills/hr1177/BILLS-117hr1177ih.pdf

Votes

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Amendments

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Bill History

Date Action
2021-04-28Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.
2021-02-19Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
2021-02-19Referred to the Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations.
2021-02-18Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Armed Services, Education and Labor, House Administration, Financial Services, Natural Resources, Oversight and Reform, Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, Intelligence (Permanent Select), and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-02-18Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Armed Services, Education and Labor, House Administration, Financial Services, Natural Resources, Oversight and Reform, Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, Intelligence (Permanent Select), and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-02-18Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Armed Services, Education and Labor, House Administration, Financial Services, Natural Resources, Oversight and Reform, Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, Intelligence (Permanent Select), and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-02-18Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Armed Services, Education and Labor, House Administration, Financial Services, Natural Resources, Oversight and Reform, Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, Intelligence (Permanent Select), and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-02-18Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Armed Services, Education and Labor, House Administration, Financial Services, Natural Resources, Oversight and Reform, Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, Intelligence (Permanent Select), and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-02-18Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Armed Services, Education and Labor, House Administration, Financial Services, Natural Resources, Oversight and Reform, Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, Intelligence (Permanent Select), and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-02-18Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Armed Services, Education and Labor, House Administration, Financial Services, Natural Resources, Oversight and Reform, Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, Intelligence (Permanent Select), and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-02-18Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Armed Services, Education and Labor, House Administration, Financial Services, Natural Resources, Oversight and Reform, Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, Intelligence (Permanent Select), and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-02-18Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Armed Services, Education and Labor, House Administration, Financial Services, Natural Resources, Oversight and Reform, Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, Intelligence (Permanent Select), and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-02-18Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Armed Services, Education and Labor, House Administration, Financial Services, Natural Resources, Oversight and Reform, Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, Intelligence (Permanent Select), and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-02-18Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Armed Services, Education and Labor, House Administration, Financial Services, Natural Resources, Oversight and Reform, Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, Intelligence (Permanent Select), and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-02-18Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Armed Services, Education and Labor, House Administration, Financial Services, Natural Resources, Oversight and Reform, Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, Intelligence (Permanent Select), and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-02-18Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
2021-02-18Introduced in House

Sponsors

Name District
Linda SanchezHD-CA-38
Zoe LofgrenHD-CA-19
Lucille Roybal-AllardHD-CA-40
Nydia VelazquezHD-NY-7
Yvette ClarkeHD-NY-9
Karen BassHD-CA-37
Judy ChuHD-CA-27
Raul RuizHD-CA-36
Grace NapolitanoHD-CA-32
Adriano EspaillatHD-NY-13
Salud CarbajalHD-CA-24
Juan VargasHD-CA-51
Jimmy GomezHD-CA-34
Ruben GallegoHD-AZ-7
Luis CorreaHD-CA-46
Pete AguilarHD-CA-31
Veronica EscobarHD-TX-16
Sylvia GarciaHD-TX-29
Tony CardenasHD-CA-29
Teresa FernandezHD-NM-3
Joaquin CastroHD-TX-20
Nanette BarraganHD-CA-44
Filemon VelaHD-TX-34
Darren SotoHD-FL-9
Mike LevinHD-CA-49
Jim CostaHD-CA-16
Ritchie TorresHD-NY-15
Albio SiresHD-NJ-8
Lori TrahanHD-MA-3
Gregorio SablanHD-MP
Michael San NicolasHD-GU
Katherine ClarkHD-MA-5
Jerrold NadlerHD-NY-10
James McGovernHD-MA-2
Bonnie ColemanHD-NJ-12
Debbie Wasserman SchultzHD-FL-23
Peter WelchHD-VT
Suzanne BonamiciHD-OR-1
Mary Gay ScanlonHD-PA-5
Lisa RochesterHD-DE
Kathy ManningHD-NC-6
Steven HorsfordHD-NV-4
Gerald ConnollyHD-VA-11
Jimmy PanettaHD-CA-20
Mark TakanoHD-CA-41
Diana DeGetteHD-CO-1
Brenda LawrenceHD-MI-14
Eleanor NortonHD-DC
Sara JacobsHD-CA-53
Bradley SchneiderHD-IL-10
Ted LieuHD-CA-33
Frederica WilsonHD-FL-24
Jerry McNerneyHD-CA-9
Adam SchiffHD-CA-28
Betty McCollumHD-MN-4
Val DemingsHD-FL-10
Al GreenHD-TX-9
Thomas SuozziHD-NY-3
Marie NewmanHD-IL-3
Dwight EvansHD-PA-2
Carolyn MaloneyHD-NY-12
Gregory MeeksHD-NY-5
Anthony BrownHD-MD-4
Nikema WilliamsHD-GA-5
Joseph NeguseHD-CO-2
Don BeyerHD-VA-8
Eric SwalwellHD-CA-15
David TroneHD-MD-6
Lois FrankelHD-FL-22
Frank PalloneHD-NJ-6
John GaramendiHD-CA-3
Dina TitusHD-NV-1
Danny DavisHD-IL-7
Doris MatsuiHD-CA-6
David CicillineHD-RI-1
Deborah RossHD-NC-2
Mondaire JonesHD-NY-17
Marc VeaseyHD-TX-33
Earl BlumenauerHD-OR-3
Henry JohnsonHD-GA-4
Stacey PlaskettHD-VI
Bobby RushHD-IL-1
C.A. RuppersbergerHD-MD-2
Kathy CastorHD-FL-14
Mike QuigleyHD-IL-5
Jim CooperHD-TN-5
Julia BrownleyHD-CA-26
Sheila Jackson-LeeHD-TX-18
Hakeem JeffriesHD-NY-8
Jake AuchinclossHD-MA-4
Alcee HastingsHD-FL-20
Jahana HayesHD-CT-5
Barbara LeeHD-CA-13
Theodore DeutchHD-FL-21
Josh HarderHD-CA-10
Andre CarsonHD-IN-7
Kaialii KaheleHD-HI-2
John LarsonHD-CT-1
Ed PerlmutterHD-CO-7
Chellie PingreeHD-ME-1
Maxine WatersHD-CA-43
Sean CastenHD-IL-6
Mike ThompsonHD-CA-5
Anna EshooHD-CA-18
Eddie JohnsonHD-TX-30
Lloyd DoggettHD-TX-35
Ann KusterHD-NH-2
Alan LowenthalHD-CA-47
Adam SmithHD-WA-9
Mark DeSaulnierHD-CA-11
Seth MoultonHD-MA-6
John YarmuthHD-KY-3
Rosa DeLauroHD-CT-3
Marilyn StricklandHD-WA-10
Daniel KildeeHD-MI-5
Madeleine DeanHD-PA-4
Grace MengHD-NY-6
Joseph MorelleHD-NY-25
Bill FosterHD-IL-11
Jesus GarciaHD-IL-4
Brian HigginsHD-NY-26
Jared HuffmanHD-CA-2
William KeatingHD-MA-9
Robin KellyHD-IL-2
Gwen MooreHD-WI-4
Jamie RaskinHD-MD-8
Terri SewellHD-AL-7
Rick LarsenHD-WA-2
Raja KrishnamoorthiHD-IL-8
Brendan BoyleHD-PA-13
Kweisi MfumeHD-MD-7
Joyce BeattyHD-OH-3
Pramila JayapalHD-WA-7
David PriceHD-NC-4
Mark PocanHD-WI-2
Marcy KapturHD-OH-9
Brad ShermanHD-CA-30
Bill PascrellHD-NJ-9
Raul GrijalvaHD-AZ-3
Lauren UnderwoodHD-IL-14
Paul TonkoHD-NY-20
Alma AdamsHD-NC-12
Suzan DelBeneHD-WA-1
Emanuel CleaverHD-MO-5
Donald McEachinHD-VA-4
Ro KhannaHD-CA-17
Debbie DingellHD-MI-12
Jamaal BowmanHD-NY-16
John SarbanesHD-MD-3
Steve CohenHD-TN-9
Melanie StansburyHD-NM-1