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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Freedom for Refugees Escaping Enmity (FREE) Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide that the Executive Order entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States" (January 27, 2017) shall have no force or effect, to prohibit the use of Federal funds to enforce the Executive Order, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
02/15/2017 Introduced in House

All Actions (8)

Date
03/06/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
02/28/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
02/15/2017 Referred to House Intelligence (Permanent)
Action By: House of Representatives
02/15/2017 Referred to House Homeland Security
Action By: House of Representatives
02/15/2017 Referred to House Foreign Affairs
Action By: House of Representatives
02/15/2017 Referred to House Judiciary
Action By: House of Representatives
02/15/2017 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/15/2017 Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Committees (4)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary02/15/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security03/06/2017 Referred to
House Foreign Affairs02/15/2017 Referred to
House Homeland Security02/15/2017 Referred to
House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security02/28/2017 Referred to
House Intelligence (Permanent Select)02/15/2017 Referred to

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Subjects (18)

  • Africa
  • Border security and unlawful immigration
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Immigration status and procedures
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Libya
  • Middle East
  • Presidents and presidential powers, Vice Presidents
  • Refugees, asylum, displaced persons
  • Religion
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Travel and tourism
  • Visas and passports
  • Yemen

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Introduced in House (02/15/2017)

Freedom for Refugees Escaping Enmity (FREE) Act

This bill nullifies Executive Order 13769, entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States." No federal funds may be used to implement or enforce any of the policy changes set forth in such order.

Among the order's major provisions are restrictions on the entry of immigrants and nonimmigrants from seven countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen) and additional limitations on refugee admissions to the United States.

The Department of Homeland Security shall release any alien in custody under authority of such order. Visas or documentation that were revoked or refused under authority of such order shall be reissued or reconsidered as appropriate unless a consular officer knows, or has reason to believe, that the alien is ineligible to receive the visa or documentation under any provision of the immigration laws.

The Immigration and Nationality Act is amended to prohibit an alien from being given immigration visa preference, being discriminated against, or being denied U.S. entry or admission based upon religion or lack of religious beliefs.

The President may may not exercise his or her authority to suspend or restrict the U.S. entry of aliens or classes of aliens so as to modify the entry, reentry, or admission requirements of an alien having a valid and unexpired: (1) immigrant or nonimmigrant visa, or (2) refugee or legal permanent resident status.