The Corner

Amending the Bill

This is expected to come up for a vote in the Senate in the next hour.

S.A. 1184 eliminates waivers for criminal street gang members, and those who have violated a final court-ordered removal who seek immigration benefits (a felony under section 243 of the INA), and clarifies that all felony  DUIs are crimes of violence  and therefore aggravated felonies.  The amendment also makes  identity thieves convicted of a felon y (18 U.S.C. 1028) or Social Security crimes (42 U.S.C. 408)  are  inadmissible and deportable.  Also, felons convicted of failure to register as a sex offender (18 U.S.C. 2250) or high-speed flight (18 U.S.C. 758), or who are subject to a final removal order under (8 U.S.C. 1324(c)), are made ineligible for the “Z” visa.  Finally, the amendment clarifies that aliens who the Attorney General or Secretary of Homeland Security determines have committed terrorist acts (covered by 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3) or 8 U.S.C. 1227(a)(4) are barred from establishing good moral character.

Sounds reasonable to me.