Summary

                            A bill to prohibit the creation of an immigration-related registry program that classifies people on the basis of religion, race, age, gender, ethnicity, national origin, nationality, or citizenship.

Introduced in Senate
Protect American Families from Unnecessary Registration and Deportation Act of
2017 or the Protect American Families Act

This bill prohibits: (1) the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of
Justice, or any other federal department from creating or implementing a law
enforcement or national security program that requires or causes people to
register or check in on the basis of religion, race, age, gender, ethnicity,
national origin, nationality, or citizenship; and (2) federal funds from being
used to create or implement an immigration registry or check-in program.

Such prohibitions shall not apply to any federal program that: (1) merely
collects and compiles data about aliens entering or exiting the United States;
or (2) issues visas, grants U.S. citizenship, confers an immigration benefit to
nationals of a foreign country, or temporarily or permanently protects
non-citizens from removal.



                        

Actions

  • Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S116-117)

    Jan 5th, 2017
  • Introduced in Senate

    Jan 5th, 2017