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HR 6136 - Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018 - National Key Vote


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Title: Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends immigration law, including temporary legal status for DACA recipients and appropriations for a southern border wall.



  • Authorizes undocumented immigrants protected under the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program become eligible to receive a green card on a merit based system 6 year after being given temporary legal status (Title I, Sec. 1103).

  • Appropriates $25 billion for border security funding, including the construction of a southern border wall between the United States and Mexico (Title V, Sec. 5101).

  • Repeals the Diversity Visa Lottery program from the Immigration and Nationality Act (Title II, Sec. 2101).

  • Requires DNA testing for use as evidence to establish family relationships for individuals seeking entry to the United States detained at a border (Title III, Sec. 3113).

  • Amends asylum and family detention laws in the Immigration and Nationality Act to specify that families coming to the border seeking entry into the country may be held together indefinitely at the border (Title III, Sec. 3102).

  • Requires that for fiscal year 2019, 15 percent of visas issued be reserved for immigrants who are not from either of the top 2 countries by number of applications and then 10 percent of visas for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 (Title II, Sec. 2102).

Title: Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018