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H.R.1784: Domestic Refugee Resettlement Reform and Modernization Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about immigration
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Sponsor Gary Peters, D-Mich.
Total Cosponsors 16 (13 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
Introduced April 26, 2013
Latest Major Action June 14, 2013
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Bill Summary

Domestic Refugee Resettlement Reform and Modernization Act of 2013 - Directs the Comptroller General (GAO) to conduct a study regarding the effectiveness of the Office of Refugee Resettlement's domestic refugee resettlement programs.

Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to establish as head of the Office an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Refugee and Asylee Resettlement. (Currently, the head of such Office is a Director.)

Revises the refugee grant and contract assistance allocation formula.

Directs the Assistant Secretary to: (1) report to Congress regarding states experiencing departures and arrivals due to secondary migration; and (2) expand the Office's data analysis, collection, and sharing activities to include data on mental and physical medical cases, housing needs, and refugee employment.

Directs the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide refugee resettlement guidance to ap...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 14, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
April 26, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.