Text: H.R.4271 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (11/07/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 4271


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


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 7, 2017

Ms. Judy Chu of California (for herself, Mr. Conyers, Ms. Lofgren, Ms. Lee, Mrs. Dingell, Ms. Meng, Mrs. Napolitano, and Ms. Hanabusa) 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.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Findings.

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

(1) violate the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.), which states that no person can 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.

SEC. 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 this Act or any other Act for any fiscal year, may be used to implement or enforce Executive Order 13780, signed on March 6, 2017, or the presidential proclamation issued on September 24, 2017.


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