H.Res.663 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on the current situation in Iraq and the urgent need to protect religious minorities from persecution from the Sunni Islamist insurgent and terrorist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL) as it expands its control over areas in northwestern Iraq.113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] (Introduced 07/10/2014)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/02/2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.663 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/10/2014)
Reaffirms the commitments of the House of Representatives to promoting and protecting religious freedom around the world and providing relief to minority groups facing persecution.
Calls on the Department of State to work with the Kurdistan Regional Government, the Iraqi central government, neighboring countries, the diaspora community in the United States, the United Nations (U.N.) High Commissioner for Refugees, and other key stakeholders to help secure safe havens for persons claiming amnesty in Iraq.
Requests the addition of a Special Representative for Religious Minorities to be included in Prime Minister al-Maliki's newly reconstructed government.
Urges the Administration to expedite the visa processing for Iraq's minority groups and to lift the quota cap for Iraqi-Christians in order to streamline the process of accepting refugees.