To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to permit the Governor of a State to reject the resettlement of a refugee in that State unless there is adequate assurance that the alien does not present a security risk and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 2nd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Dec 9, 2015
Length: 2 pages
114th Congress, 2015–2017
This bill was introduced on December 9, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
What legislators are saying
“Poe continues fight against refugee resettlement; joins sen. cruz on states rights bill”
— Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018] (Sponsor) on Dec 9, 2015
“Smith Sponsors Poe-Cruz Legislation Supporting States Right to Refuse Refugees”
— Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 10, 2015
“Farenthold: US Should Urge More Screening for Refugees, Not Less”
— Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 8, 2016
Dec 9, 2015
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jan 23, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 604 (115th).
H.R. 4197 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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