A bill to provide a process for granting lawful permanent resident status to aliens from certain countries who meet specified eligibility requirements, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Chris Van Hollen
Sponsor. Senator for Maryland. Democrat.
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2019
Length: 17 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on March 26, 2019, 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).
33 Cosponsors (32 Democrats, 1 Independent)
What legislators are saying
“Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Warren, Durbin, and Colleagues Press President Trump to Automatically Extend Work Authorizations for DACA & TPS Recipients”
— Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 15, 2020
“Rosen Holds Roundtable with Nevada Immigration Leaders in Las Vegas, Reaffirming Commitment to Hold Administration Accountable”
— Sen. Jacky Rosen [D-NV] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 9, 2019
Nov 16, 2017
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 2144 (115th).
Mar 26, 2019
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Feb 8, 2021
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 306 (117th).
May 18, 2023
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 1727.
S. 879 (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. 879. 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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