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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 5071

To provide access to Federal public benefits for aliens, without regard 
    to the immigration status of that alien, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           November 13, 2019

  Ms. Ocasio-Cortez (for herself, Ms. Meng, Ms. Garcia of Texas, Ms. 
 Tlaib, Mr. Garcia of Illinois, and Ms. Lee of California) introduced 
 the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight 
                               and Reform

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                                 A BILL


 
To provide access to Federal public benefits for aliens, without regard 
    to the immigration status of that alien, 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 ``A Just Society: The Embrace Act''.

SEC. 2. FEDERAL PUBLIC BENEFIT ACCESSIBILITY FOR ALIENS.

    (a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law 
(including title IV of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity 
Reconciliation Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.)), an individual who 
is an alien (without regard to the immigration status of that alien) 
may not be denied any Federal public benefit solely on the basis of the 
individual's immigration status.
    (b) Definition.--For purposes of this section, the term ``Federal 
public benefit'' means--
            (1) any grant, contract, loan, professional license, or 
        commercial license provided by an agency of the United States 
        or by appropriated funds of the United States; and
            (2) any retirement, welfare, health, disability, public or 
        assisted housing, postsecondary education, food assistance, 
        unemployment benefit, or any other similar benefit for which 
        payments or assistance are provided to an individual, 
        household, or family eligibility unit by an agency of the 
        United States or by appropriated funds of the United States.
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