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H.R.2497 - HALT Act
To suspend until January 21, 2013, certain provisions of Federal immigration law, and for other purposes.
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Mr. SMITH of Texas (for himself, Mrs. BLACKBURN, Mr. ROYCE, Mr. CAMPBELL, Mr. AKIN, Mr. MARCHANT, Mr. ROHRABACHER, Mrs. MYRICK, Mr. DUNCAN of Tennessee, Mr. JONES, Mr. WOMACK, Mr. YOUNG of Florida, Mr. BUCHANAN, Mr. FORBES, Mr. FRANKS of Arizona, Mr. ROE of Tennessee, Mr. COFFMAN of Colorado, Mr. GARY G. MILLER of California, Mr. GALLEGLY, Mr. CARTER, and Mr. HUNTER) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the JudiciaryCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. SUSPENSION OF EFFECTIVENESS OF CERTAIN LAWS.
(a) Waiver of Inadmissibility of Aliens Unlawfully Present- Section 212(a)(9)(B)(v) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (
(b) Parole- Section 212(d)(5)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (
(c) Cancellation of Removal and Adjustment of Status for Certain Nonpermanent Residents- Section 240A(b)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (
(d) Designation for Temporary Protected Status- No foreign state may be designated or re-designated under section 244(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (
(e) Definition of Unauthorized Alien- Section 274A(h)(3) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (
(f) Deferred Action; Extended Voluntary Departure- The Secretary of Homeland Security may not grant deferred action or extended voluntary departure to any alien during the period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act and ending on January 21, 2013, except to the extent that such grant authority is exercised for the purpose of maintaining the alien in United States--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) IN GENERAL- The following provisions of title 8, Code of Federal Regulations, are suspended during the period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act and ending on January 21, 2013:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) REFERENCES- Any reference in paragraph (1) to a section of the Code of Federal Regulations shall be construed to be a reference to that section and any successor section.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(h) Treatment of Certain Benefits- In the case of any immigration benefit granted during the period beginning on July 12, 2011, and ending on the date of the enactment of this Act under any authority suspended under subsection (b), (e), (f), or (g), the benefit is revoked as of the date of the enactment of this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink