Summary: H.R.5037 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

Shown Here:
Passed House amended (08/08/1988)

(Measure passed House, amended)

Refugee Resettlement Extension Act of 1988 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to extend the authorization of appropriations for refugee assistance through FY 1990.

Authorizes FY 1989 through 1990 appropriations for alternative refugee projects.

Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to implement alternative projects for Hmong and Lowland Lao refugees who have been in the United States for at least 24 months.

Requires any State or private nonprofit voluntary agency that submits a proposal to administer an alternative project to coordinate its efforts with other refugee assistance programs.

Requires the President to file the annual fiscal year refugee admissions and resettlement report with the appropriate congressional committees by June 1. Provides for congressional initiation of related consultations with respect to the number of refugee admissions. Includes specified funding and budget provisions within the context of such consultations.

Establishes an emergency assistance fund for refugee placement and resettlement.

Provides for Federal, State, and local consultation on refugee activities. Directs the United States Coordinator for Refugee Affairs to report to the appropriate congressional committees regarding such efforts.

Directs the Secretary of State to report every six months to the appropriate congressional committees regarding the resettlement of Vietnamese Amerasians and the orderly departure program for other Vietnamese refugees.

Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to repeal the provision for FY 1986 and 1987 initial refugee resettlement audits.

Requires a voluntary agency receiving Federal funds for initial refugee resettlement to submit annual audits to the Secretary of State. Requires certain subrecipients to submit audits to their administering Federal agency.

Transfers responsibility for initial placement policy from the Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement to the administering Federal agency.