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H.RES.155: Expressing the necessity for the Members of the House of Representatives to use the term "undocumented" instead of the term "illegal" when referring to foreign nationals which are working in the United States without proper documentation.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about immigration
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Sponsor Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill.
Total Cosponsors 6 (All Democrats)
Introduced April 12, 2013
Latest Major Action April 30, 2013
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Bill Summary

States that: (1) members of the House of Representatives should no longer use the term "illegal immigrant" because no human being is illegal; (2) human beings need to be central in immigration discussions; and (3) foreign national, undocumented immigrant, unauthorized immigrant, immigrant without papers and immigrant seeking status are examples of terms we can use that do not dehumanize people.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 30, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
April 12, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.