Immigration Reform Bill Introduced in the House

Last week several House Democrats—including Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL), Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Rep. Joaquín Castro (D-TX), and Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO)—introduced the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” H.R. 15. This bill largely resembles the Senate “Gang of Eight” bill, S. 744, but instead of the Senate-passed Corker-Hoeven Amendment, the House bill substitutes border security provisions from Rep. Michael McCaul’s (R-TX) bipartisan Border Security Results Act of 2013.