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H.R.4474: To remove the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan from treatment as terrorist organizations and for other purposes.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about immigration
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Sponsor Kay Granger, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 3 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced April 10, 2014
Latest Major Action June 9, 2014
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Bill Summary

Declares that the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan shall not be considered terrorist organizations under the Immigration and Nationality Act. Authorizes the Secretary of State, however, to suspend this declaration for either or both groups.

Makes terrorist activity-related inadmissibility criteria inapplicable to an alien's activities undertaken in association with the Kurdistan Democratic Party or the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan if the alien is applying for a nonimmigrant visa, presents himself or herself for inspection at a port of entry as a nonimmigrant, or is applying in the United States for nonimmigrant status unless a consular officer or the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS): (1) knows or has reasonable grounds to believe that the alien poses a threat to U.S. security; or (2) believes that the alien does not warrant a visa, U.S. admission, or a grant of nonimmigrant status. Authorizes the Secretary of State, however, to suspend t...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 9, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
April 10, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.