When he first introduced the bill back in March 2019, Steube insisted his proposal will “limit family-based immigration visas to spouses and minor children of U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents” and will create a “renewable, five-year term, nonimmigrant visa for parents of citizens that does not include work authorization.”
On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., questioned Jessica Vaughan, the director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, during a hearing titled the “Juvenile Justice Pipeline and the Road Back to Integration” for the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
The U.S. House passed the measure on a 218-208 vote. Party lines held with the exception of U.S. Rep. Brain Fitzpatrick, R-Penn., who joined the Democratic majority in passing it.
“This bipartisan bill provides a way to safely resume the processing of applicants under the Cuban Family Reunification Parole (CFRP) Program, which has been paused indefinitely due to sonic attacks on U.S. personnel in Havana,” the congressman’s office noted.
Franklin was joined by U.S. Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., who leads Republicans on the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee, and U.S. Rep. Yvette Herrell, R-NM.
Republican U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Josh Hawley of Missouri, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and James Lankford of Oklahoma co-sponsored the resolution.
Thanks to the dictators Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s economy has all but collapsed. Venezuela’s future will depend on foreign investment to rebuild its economy and create jobs and opportunities once again.
DeSantis “demanded that the Biden administration rescind its recent executive action allowing criminal aliens to go free,” insisting “these dangerous and reckless policies jeopardize the health, security and wellbeing of Florida communities.”
Republicans on the committee, including U.S. Reps. Byron Donalds and Scott Franklin of Florida, sent a letter to Maloney on the matter this week.
Three Republicans from the Sunshine State--U.S. Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart, Carlos Gimenez and Maria Elvira Salazar--joined the Democrats in passing the bill.