Proper Protection for Asylum Seekers
On Agreeing to the Amendment
House Roll Call No. 518
108th Congress, 2nd Session

Failed: 197-219 (see complete tally)
On October 8, 2004, the House rejected by a vote of 197 to 219 an amendment to H.R. 10,  the 9/11 Commission Implementation Act, that would have removed sections of the bill that reduce in the rights of asylum seekers who have been accused of being terrorists by the government from which they are fleeing. The ACLU supported this amendment, which would have protected the rights of asylum seekers, because the amendment would create insurmountable evidence barriers for many legitimate asylum petitioners and them back to face persecution or even death. (Roll Call Vote No. 518)

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 518
Votes For : 197
Votes Against : 219
Not Voting : 16