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Fitzpatrick, Phillips Legislation to Protect the Liberian Community from DED Expiration and Deportation

With three days left until Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) status expires for the Liberian community, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) have introduced the bipartisan Protect Our Liberian Community Act.

The bipartisan bill would move Liberian DED holders to Temporary Protected Status (TPS), providing legal status to the community for three years. DED is set to expire on March 31st, which would subject thousands of Liberian workers and taxpayers to deportation. Liberians on DED have no pathway to citizenship.

Fitzpatrick’s amped-up travel screening, vetting bill passes House

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick’s (R-PA) bipartisan bill to keep American travelers safer overwhelmingly passed the House of Representatives on Jan. 9 by a vote of 415-1. The measure is Fitzpatrick’s fourth to be approved by the House during the 115th Congress.

The Screening and Vetting Passenger Exchange Act of 2017, H.R. 4581, calls on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary to establish best practices for using certain passenger data and to share those practices with nations such as those participating in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP).

Congressman Fitzpatrick-Authored Drug Enforcement Bill Moves To Senate

A bill authored by local Republican Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick and Democratic Congresswoman Niki Tsongas passed the House of Representatives Tuesday.

The International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology (INTERDICT) Act [H.R. 2142] was approved by a bipartisan 412-3 vote and will now move to the Senate.