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H.R.15: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about immigration
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Sponsor Joe Garcia, D-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 200 (196 Democrats, 1 Independent, 3 Republicans)
Introduced Oct. 2, 2013
Latest Major Action March 26, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act - States that passage of this Act recognizes that the primary tenets of its success depend on securing U.S. sovereignty and establishing a coherent and just system for integrating those who seek to join American society.

States that the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) border security goal is to gain situational awareness and operational control of high traffic areas and operational control along the Southwest border of the United States.

Establishes a Southern Border Security Commission if border security goals have not been achieved within five years.

Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHA) to: (1) implement metrics to measure security effectiveness at and between ports of entry and in the maritime environment, (2) submit to Congress a comprehensive strategy for gaining situational awareness and operational control of high traffic areas and operational control along th...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 26, 2014 Motion to Discharge Committee filed by Mr. Garcia. Petition No: 113-9. (Discharge petition text with signatures.)
Dec. 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
Oct. 18, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.
Oct. 4, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs.
Oct. 4, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
Oct. 3, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade.
Oct. 2, 2013 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
Oct. 2, 2013 Referred to House Financial Services
Oct. 2, 2013 Referred to House Science, Space, and Technology
Oct. 2, 2013 Referred to House Budget
Oct. 2, 2013 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
Oct. 2, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Oct. 2, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce
Oct. 2, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture
Oct. 2, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources
Oct. 2, 2013 Referred to House Armed Services
Oct. 2, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means
Oct. 2, 2013 Referred to House Homeland Security
Oct. 2, 2013 Referred to House Foreign Affairs
Oct. 2, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary