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H.R. 4850 (115th): Asylum Protection Act of 2018

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To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to alter the deadlines by which an application for asylum must be made, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Francis Rooney

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 19th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 19, 2018
Length: 2 pages
Jan 19, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 19, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Congressman Rooney Statement on use of National Guard for Border Security
    — Rep. Francis Rooney [R-FL19] (Sponsor) on Apr 5, 2018

Congressman Francis Rooney statement on introducing the Asylum Protection Act
    — Rep. Francis Rooney [R-FL19] (Sponsor) on Jan 26, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

Ventura County Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice


Jan 19, 2018

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H.R. 4850 (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.

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

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