H.R.5851: Refugee Protection Act of 2016

About This Bill

Bill Summary

Refugee Protection Act of 2016 This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the one-year time limit for filing an asylum claim. The bill revises the definition of "refugee" and the criteria for granting asylum. The bill makes certain currently required detention provisions regarding arriving aliens who request asylum discretionary. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shall: (1) establish a secure alternatives to...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Aug. 17, 2016
Referred to the Subcommittee on Human Resources.
Aug. 12, 2016
Referred to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.
Aug. 10, 2016
Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
July 14, 2016
Referred to House Homeland Security
July 14, 2016
Referred to House Budget
July 14, 2016
Referred to House Ways and Means
July 14, 2016
Referred to House Judiciary
July 14, 2016

Introduced in the House by Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.)

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