This bill — known as the Statue of Liberty Values Act 2.0 or SOLVE Act 2.0 — would void the executive order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” and prevent it from being implemented or enforced. It would prohibit federal funds from being used to prevent the restrictions on immigrants and travelers from the six countries (Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen) specified in the order or additional limits on refugees from taking effect.
What is House Bill H.R. 1503?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 1503
In-Depth: Sponsoring Rep. Zoe Lofgren introduced an earlier version of this bill, the SOLVE Act, in response to Trump’s first travel ban. When Trump revised and reintroduced his executive order after it was the subject of still-pending legal challenges, Logren followed suit and drafted a new bill. The new executive order, which has been similarly held up by legal challenges, was condemned by Lofgren when it was signed:
“This revised order is no less a violation of the bedrock American principle of freedom of belief than the original. It remains un-American, unconstitutional, and puts our national security at risk… Fortunately, neither Donald Trump nor his Executive Orders are above the Constitution. I will continue fighting to preserve America’s commitment to freedom, humanitarian protection, and to safeguard our national security by defeating Trump’s un-American Muslim and refugee ban.”
The Trump administration has defended its executive orders as constitutional, saying accusations that the order discriminates against Muslims are false. The administration contends the order will enhance public safety by suspending travel from the six countries to ensure that terrorists aren’t exploiting the system to enter the country.
This legislation has the support of 175 cosponsors in the House, all of whom are Democrats.
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SOLVE Act 2.0 of 2017
To provide that the Executive Order entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States" (March 6, 2017), shall have no force or effect, to prohibit the use of Federal funds to enforce the Executive Order, and for other purposes.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Border Security, Facilitation, and OperationsCommittee on Foreign AffairsCommittee on Homeland SecurityCommittee on the JudiciaryImmigration and CitizenshipIntroducedMarch 10th, 2017
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