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H.R. 1169: Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 2019

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To provide for the adjustment of status of certain nationals of Liberia to that of lawful permanent residents, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

David Cicilline

Sponsor. Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2019
Length: 9 pages
Feb 13, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Feb 13, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 13, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

House Advances Rhode Island Priorities in Defense Bill
    — Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1] (Sponsor) on Dec 16, 2019

50 Members of Congress Call for Extension of Protected Status for Liberians Living in the United States
    — Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 1, 2019

Reed Includes NDAA Provision to Extend Permanent Residency Status for Eligible Liberians and Open a Pathway to U.S. Citizenship
    — Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI] on Dec 12, 2019

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Feb 13, 2019

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