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H.R. 4848 (109th): Alien Child Protection and Deferred Enforced Departure Family Unity Act of 2006

To provide for permanent resident status for any alien orphan physically present in the United States who is less than 12 years of age and to provide for deferred enforced departure status for any alien physically present in the United States who is the natural and legal parent of a child born in the United States who is less than 18 years of age.

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Sponsor and status

Major Owens

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 11th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 2, 2006
Length: 9 pages
Mar 2, 2006
109th Congress (2005–2006)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 2, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).



Mar 2, 2006

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H.R. 4848 (109th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4848. 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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