H.R.463: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to reform the provisions relating to status under section 101(a)(15)(U) of that Act.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about immigration
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Sponsor Diane Black, R-Tenn.
Total Cosponsors 4 (All Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 4, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 28, 2013
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Bill Summary

Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act regarding U-visa (victims of certain crimes) provisions to: (1) limit derivative visas to spouses and children of an alien victim; (2) require visa recipients to be a victim of an actual crime by eliminating eligibility based upon being the intended victim of an attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation to commit any of the specified crimes; (3) limit visa duration to the lesser of three years or the period of limitations prescribed for the qualifying crime; and (4) eliminate U-visa status adjustment to permanent legal resident status.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security.
Feb. 4, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.