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S. 959: Secure and Protect Act of 2021

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A bill to amend the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 to protect alien minors and to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to end abuse of the asylum system and establish refugee application and processing centers outside the United States, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Lindsey Graham

Sponsor. Senior Senator for South Carolina. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 24, 2021
Length: 35 pages
Mar 24, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Mar 24, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 24, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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2 Cosponsors (2 Republicans)

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Maloney Statement on Smithsonian Announcement of Possible Locations for Womens History Museum
    — Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12] on Jun 23, 2022

Congresswoman Maloney Tours Potential Sites for the Upcoming Smithsonian American Womens History Museum
    — Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12] on Mar 30, 2022

Maloney Welcomes Appointments to Smithsonian American Womens History Museum Advisory Council
    — Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12] on Aug 20, 2021

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Mar 24, 2021

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S. 959 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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