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H.R. 4253 (115th): American Promise Act of 2017

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To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for certain protections for aliens granted temporary protected status or deferred enforced departure, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Nydia Velázquez

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 7th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 3, 2017
Length: 11 pages
Nov 3, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 3, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


131 Cosponsors (130 Democrats, 1 Republican)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Cicilline Statement on Trump Ending Immigration Protections for Liberians
    — Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 28, 2018

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Urges a Reversal of the Decision to End Temporary Protected Status for Hondurans Living in the United States
    — Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18] (Co-sponsor) on May 7, 2018

Rosen statement on immigrant heritage month
    — Sen. Jacky Rosen [D-NV] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 7, 2018

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Nov 3, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 4253 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4253. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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