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senate Bill S. 240

A bill to nullify the effect of the recent Executive order that temporarily restricted individuals from certain countries from entering the United States.

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      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedJanuary 30th, 2017

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Official Title

A bill to nullify the effect of the recent Executive order that temporarily restricted individuals from certain countries from entering the United States.

Summary

This bill rescinds the provisions of Executive Order 13769, entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States." 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.
    If the President of these United States is allowed to 'call the shots' on such immensely impactful immigration policies, the Executive Branch will have precedent to quickly engulf more and more powers that should be relegated to Congress. Trump's EO is harmful and unnecessary, but its most dangerous impact will be on the authority it gives future Presidents if left unchallenged.
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    Country of origin does NOT correlate to risk of later terrorism. DT has surrounded himself with so many Islamophobes, he isn't making decisions based on fact but on prejudice.
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    Banning entry to our county flies in the face of who we are as a nation - and puts us at risk - rather than making us more safe.
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    ARE you crazy? Stop bringing people into the country to kill us
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