To prevent commercial alien smuggling, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 18th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jan 6, 2005
Length: 11 pages
109th Congress (2005–2006)
This bill was introduced on January 6, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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Jun 26, 2003
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2630 (108th).
Jan 6, 2005
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H.R. 255 (109th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 255. This is the one from the 109th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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