H.R. 2278 (113th): SAFE Act


Jun 6, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 18, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Trey Gowdy

Representative for South Carolina's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2014
Length: 182 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to improve immigration law enforcement within the interior of the United States, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

6/6/2013--Introduced.Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act or SAFE Act - Authorizes: (1) states or their political subdivisions to enact and enforce immigration criminal penalties as long as they do not exceed ... Read more >

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Jun 6, 2013

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Jun 18, 2013
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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2278”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


39 cosponsors (39R) (show)
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