H.R. 4380: Equal Protection in Travel Act of 2016

Introduced:

Jan 13, 2016

Status:

Referred to Committee on Jan 13, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 13, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

Justin Amash

Representative for Michigan's 3rd congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jan 13, 2016
Length: 2 pages

Prognosis:

5% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to remove limitations on the ability of certain dual citizens from participating in the Visa Waiver Program, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

The Equal Protection in Travel Act of 2016 aims to undo a potentially-harmful consequence of a December law, which some say could make it more difficult for some Americans to travel to certain foreign countries.

Under the decades-old Visa Waiver Program (VWP), citizens of 38 countries which maintain strong relationships with the United States have been allowed to visit here ...

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History

Jan 13, 2016
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Reported by Committee

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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