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115th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 2785

To designate foreign persons who improperly interfere in United States 
       elections as inadmissible aliens, and for other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             April 26, 2018

Mr. Durbin (for himself and Mr. Graham) introduced the following bill; 
  which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

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                                 A BILL


 
To designate foreign persons who improperly interfere in United States 
       elections as inadmissible aliens, and for other purposes.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Defending Elections against Trolls 
from Enemy Regimes Act'' or ``DETER Act''.

SEC. 2. DEFINED TERM.

    Section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 
1101(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
            ``(53) The term `improper interference in a United States 
        election' means conduct by an alien that--
                    ``(A)(i) violates Federal criminal, voting rights, 
                or campaign finance law; or
                    ``(ii) is under the direction of a foreign 
                government; and
                    ``(B) interferes with a general or primary Federal, 
                State, or local election or caucus, including--
                            ``(i) the campaign of a candidate; and
                            ``(ii) a ballot measure, including--
                                    ``(I) an amendment;
                                    ``(II) a bond issue;
                                    ``(III) an initiative;
                                    ``(IV) a recall;
                                    ``(V) a referral; and
                                    ``(VI) a referendum.''.

SEC. 3. IMPROPER INTERFERENCE IN UNITED STATES ELECTIONS.

    Section 212(a)(3) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 
1182(a)(3)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
                    ``(H) Improper interference in a united states 
                election.--Any alien who is seeking admission to the 
                United States to engage in improper interference in a 
                United States election, or who has engaged in improper 
                interference in a United States election, is 
                inadmissible.''.
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