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H.R.1365: Refugee Protection Act of 2013
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||immigration|
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.|
|Total Cosponsors||10 (All Democrats)|
|Introduced||March 21, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||April 15, 2013|
|See it on||GovTrack|
|See it on||C-SPAN|
- Bill introduced in the House
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill signed into law
Refugee Protection Act of 2013 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to: (1) eliminate the one-year time limit for filing an asylum claim; and (2) permit, and set forth the requirements for, reopening a claim that was denied because of failure to file within one year.
Revises the definition of terrorist activity for purposes of alien inadmissibility. Excludes activity committed under duress from such definition.
Revises: (1) the definition of refugee, and (2) the criteria for granting asylum.
Authorizes the Attorney General to appoint counsel to represent an alien in a removal proceeding.
Prohibits an alien from being removed during the 30-day petition for review period unless the alien indicates in writing that he or she wishes to be removed before the expiration of such period.
Makes discretionary certain currently required detention provisions regarding arriving aliens who request asylum.
Directs the Secretary of Homeland Securi...
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|April 15, 2013||Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security.|
|April 9, 2013||Referred to the Subcommittee on Social Security.|
|March 21, 2013||Referred to House Budget|
|March 21, 2013||Referred to House Ways and Means|
|March 21, 2013||Referred to House Judiciary|