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H.R. 810 (116th): To block the implementation of certain presidential actions that restrict individuals from certain countries from entering the United States.


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 28, 2019 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 810

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 28, 2019

(for herself, Ms. Moore, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Beyer, Mr. Horsford, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mr. Meeks, Ms. Norton, Mr. Swalwell of California, Mr. Connolly, Ms. Tlaib, Mr. Nadler, Ms. Meng, Ms. Omar, Mr. Khanna, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mr. Vargas, Mrs. Dingell, Mr. Takano, Mr. Welch, Ms. Haaland, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Pallone, Mr. García of Illinois, Mr. Higgins of New York, Mr. Trone, Mr. Cisneros, Ms. Lofgren, Mr. Cummings, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. Kennedy, Ms. Jayapal, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Levin of Michigan, Ms. Mucarsel-Powell, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Espaillat, Ms. DeGette, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Pocan, Mr. Panetta, Ms. Johnson of Texas, Mrs. Torres of California, and Mr. Lowenthal) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, and Intelligence (Permanent Select), for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To block the implementation of certain presidential actions that restrict individuals from certain countries from entering the United States.

1.

Findings

Congress finds that Executive Order 13780 and the presidential proclamation issued on September 24, 2017—

(1)

contravene the intent of Congress in enacting section 202(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1152(a)(1)), which states, no person shall receive any preference or priority or be discriminated against in the issuance of an immigrant visa because of the person's race, sex, nationality, place of birth, or place of residence; and

(2)

violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and the equal protection component of the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

2.

Prohibition against use of funds

No funds, resources, or fees made available to the Secretary of Homeland Security, or to any other official of a Federal agency by any Act of Congress for any fiscal year, may be used to implement or enforce—

(1)

Executive Order 13780, signed on March 6, 2017; or

(2)

Presidential Proclamation 9645, issued on September 24, 2017.