H.R. 5759, "Executive Amnesty Prevention Act of 2014"
On Passage
12/04/2014
House Roll Call No. 550
113rd Congress, 2nd Session

Passed: 219-197 (see complete tally)

On December 4, the House passed H.R. 5759, the “Executive Amnesty Prevention Act of 2014,” by a vote of 219-197.  ACLU opposed the bill because it would prevent the executive branch from taking action within its legal authority to protect categories of persons who are unlawfully present in the U.S. The Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (“DAPA”) initiative allows parents of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents to apply for a work permit after undergoing a criminal background check and to lawfully stay in the U.S. on a temporary basis. The bill would bar the executive branch from implementing DAPA and from protecting certain vulnerable populations who rely on government protection from deportation, including survivors of domestic violence, rape, and sexual assault, as well as victims of crime who have been granted immigration protection through the Violence Against Women Act. The bill was referred to the Senate for further action. 



Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 550
Votes For : 219
Votes Against : 197
Voted "Present" : 3
Not Voting : 15

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