S.3241: Refugee Protection Act of 2016

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Bill Summary

Refugee Protection Act of 2016 This bill amends the Immigration and Naturalization Act to eliminate the one-year time limit for filing an asylum claim. The bill revises: (1) the definition of "refugee," and (2) 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...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 14, 2016
Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S5167-5168)
July 14, 2016

Introduced in the Senate by Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.)

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