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S. 2144 (115th): SECURE Act

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A bill to provide a process for granting lawful permanent resident status to aliens from certain countries who meet specified eligibility requirements.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Chris Van Hollen

Sponsor. Senator for Maryland. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 16, 2017
Length: 13 pages
Nov 16, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 16, 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).


23 Cosponsors (22 Democrats, 1 Independent)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Cardin Statement on Hispanic Heritage Month 2018
    — Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 11, 2018

Cardin Says Trump Administration’s Honduras TPS Decision Based on Politics, not Policy
    — Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] (Co-sponsor) on May 4, 2018

Cardin Blasts Trump Rhetoric on ‘Shithole’ Countries as Divisive, Ugly, Contrary to U.S. Values
    — Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 12, 2018

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Nov 16, 2017

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

S. 2144 (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 S. 2144. 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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