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H.R. 688 (109th): SAFER Act

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To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to bar the admission, and facilitate the removal, of alien terrorists and their supporters and fundraisers, to secure our borders against terrorists, drug traffickers, and other illegal aliens, to facilitate the removal of illegal aliens and aliens who are criminals or human rights abusers, to reduce visa, document, and employment fraud, to temporarily suspend processing of certain visas and immigration benefits, to reform the legal immigration system, and for other purposes.

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James “J. Gresham” Barrett

Sponsor. Representative for South Carolina's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 9, 2005
Length: 231 pages
Feb 9, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 9, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.



Feb 9, 2005

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H.R. 688 (109th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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