Syrian Refugee Verification and Safety Act

November 17, 2015
December 4, 2015
Referred to House (sub)committee

Like identical measure, S. 2284 of 11/17/15, this bill would block any Syrian refugee from entering the U.S. until 30 days after the president certified that the intelligence community had evaluated the administration’s proposed protocols for accepting refugees and the State Dept. had briefed Congress on the process, inter alia. The president would not be able to make such a certification until 270 days after this bill was passed into law, effectively placing a 9-month hold on refugee intake. Congress would be given a 15-day window to disapprove of any of the administration’s plans.

6 cosponsors (6R).

Last major action: 12/4/15 referred to Subcomm. On Immigration and Border Security.

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