About the bill
President Trump pledged during his campaign to institute a temporary ban on all Muslim immigration and Syrian refugees “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” He made good on much of that promise earlier this week, with an executive order suspending America’s refugee admission program for 120 days and the Syrian refugee program indefinitely, as well as banning all entry from seven majority-Muslim countries for 90 days.
Next up, many critics fear, could be a Trump promise to create a national registry of all Muslims immigrating to the U.S.
Some Democratic senators have introduced a bill to prevent that. TheProtect American Families Act, labeled S. 54 in the Senate, would prevent the federal government from creating any “immigration-related registry programs that classify ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for New Jersey. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jan 5, 2017
Length: 3 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on January 5, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
What legislators are saying
Jan 5, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
S. 54 (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. 54. 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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