The language says that "none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to approve a classification petition filed for or by a citizen or national of Brazil in order to render such individual eligible to receive an immigrant visa."

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But on Wednesday evening, Rep. Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteThe job of shielding journalists is not finished Bottom line No documents? Hoping for legalization? Be wary of Joe Biden MORE (R-Va.) raised a point of order agains the language, and argued that it would change existing law, which is not a proper use of an appropriations bill.

The presiding officer, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), quickly read a ruling from the chair, which agreed with Goodlatte's argument. As a result, that section is now removed from the bill.

The House was considering amendments to the DHS spending bill, H.R. 2217, all day Wednesday, and was expected to pass it Thursday.