H.R.3431: American Families United Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about immigration
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Sponsor Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas
Total Cosponsors 11 (8 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
Introduced Oct. 30, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 9, 2014
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Bill Summary

American Families United Act - States that nothing in this Act shall be construed to enable the Attorney General (DOJ) or the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to expand his or her discretionary authority beyond a case-by-case basis, or to provide legalization or nationalization of persons covered under this Act.

Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to revise waiver of inadmissibility requirements, among other things waiving inadmissibility for: (1) certain persons who entered the United States before age 16 who have earned a degree from a U.S. institution of higher education, (2) false claims of U.S. citizenship by persons under age 18 or lacking mental competence to knowingly misrepresent a claim, and (3) false claims of U.S. citizenship if inadmissibility would create family separation hardship for the alien (including a self-petitioner under the Violence Against Women Act) or for a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident family member.


(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 9, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
Oct. 30, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.