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DETER Act

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Title:

DETER Act

Defending Elections against Trolls from Enemy Regimes Act or DETER Act
This bill makes an alien inadmissible to the United States or deportable if there are reasonable grounds to believe that the alien seeks to enter the country to improperly interfere with a U.S. election, or has previously done so.
Improper interference in a U.S. election is conduct by an alien that (1) violates federal criminal, voting rights, or campaign finance law, or is under the direction of a foreign government; and (2) interferes with any general or primary federal, state, or local election or caucus, including a candidate's campaign or a ballot measure.
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05/06/19

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Introduced in Senate

Date: May 6, 2019

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116.S.1328
Subject:
Immigration
1.Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Defending Elections against Trolls from Enemy Regimes Act or DETER Act.
2.Defined termSection 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
  • (53)The term improper interference in a United States election means conduct by an alien that
> - (A) > - (i)violates Federal criminal, voting rights, or campaign finance law; or > - (ii)is under the direction of a foreign government; and > - (B)interferes with a general or primary Federal, State, or local election or caucus, including— > - (i)the campaign of a candidate; and > - (ii)a ballot measure, including— > - (I)an amendment; > - (II)a bond issue; > - (III)an initiative; > - (IV)a recall; > - (V)a referral; and > - (VI)a referendum.