S.883 - Domestic Refugee Resettlement Reform and Modernization Act of 2013113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI] (Introduced 05/07/2013)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/07/2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.883 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/07/2013)
Domestic Refugee Resettlement Reform and Modernization Act of 2013 - Directs the Comptroller General (GAO) to conduct a study regarding the effectiveness of the Office of Refugee Resettlement's domestic refugee resettlement programs.
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to establish as head of the Office an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Refugee and Asylee Resettlement. (Currently, the head of such Office is a Director.)
Directs the Assistant Secretary to: (1) report to Congress regarding states experiencing departures and arrivals due to secondary migration; and (2) expand the Office's data analysis, collection, and sharing activities to include data on mental and physical medical cases, housing needs, and refugee employment.
Directs the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide refugee resettlement guidance to appropriate national, state, and local entities.