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S. 456 (116th): Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 2019

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A bill 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

John F. “Jack” Reed

Sponsor. Senator for Rhode Island. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 12, 2019
Length: 9 pages
Feb 12, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Enacted Via Other Measures

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S. 1790: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 20, 2019. (compare text)

10 Cosponsors (10 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

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

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

Reed Backs Trump Administration Decision to Extend Immigration Status for Liberians
    — Sen. John F. “Jack” Reed [D-RI] (Sponsor) on Mar 28, 2019

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Feb 12, 2019

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S. 456 (116th) 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. 456. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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