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.
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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 it did not receive a vote.
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49 Cosponsors (49 Republicans)
Dec 9, 2015
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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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