Siskind Summary: The SECURE Act of 2017

Posted on: December 12th, 2017
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The SECURE Act of 2017 was introduced this week by Senators Jon Cornyn (R-TX) and Charles Grassley (R-IA). Senator Grassley chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee and Cornyn chairs the Immigration Subcommittee. The bill is significant because it is seen as the opening offer of Republicans looking to make a deal with Democrats in the debate over the fate of DACA recipients. The bill is overwhelmingly about enforcement and incorporates elements of the RAISE Act. The weakest DACA bill – the BRIDGE Act which extends DACA for 3 years without change or a permanent solution – is the one incorporated here.

The bill is 526 pages which I have condensed to 35 pages. My section by section summary can be found here.