US SB1123 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 34-1)
Status: Introduced on April 10 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-04-10 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

NO BAN Act National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act This bill imposes limitations on the President's authority to suspend or restrict aliens from entering the United States and terminates certain presidential actions implementing such restrictions. It also prohibits religious discrimination in various immigration-related decisions, such as whether to issue an immigrant or non-immigrant visa, with certain exceptions. The President may temporarily restrict the entry of any aliens or class of aliens after the Department of State determines that the restriction would address specific acts that threaten U.S. interests such as security or public safety. The bill also imposes limitations on such restrictions, such as requiring the President, State Department, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide specific evidence of a need for the restriction, and to narrowly tailor the restriction to meet a compelling government interest. Before imposing a restriction, the President, State Department, and DHS shall consult with Congress. The State Department and DHS shall report to Congress about the restriction within 48 hours of the restriction's imposition, with regular updates. If such reports are not made, the restriction shall immediately terminate.

Tracking Information

Register now for our free OneVote public service or GAITS Professional trial account and you can begin tracking this and other legislation, all driven by the real-time data of the LegiScan API. Providing tools allowing you to research pending legislation, stay informed with email alerts, content feeds, and share dynamic reports. Use our new PolitiCorps to join with friends and collegaues to monitor & discuss bills through the process.

Monitor Legislation or view this same bill number from multiple sessions or take advantage of our national legislative search.

Title

NO BAN Act National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act

Sponsors


History

DateChamberAction
2019-04-10SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Same As/Similar To

HB2214 (Same As) 2019-05-20 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.

Subjects


US Congress State Sources


Bill Comments

feedback