Text: H.R.4033 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (11/17/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 4033


To temporarily suspend the admission of refugees from Syria and Iraq into the United States and to give States the authority to reject admission of refugees into its territory or tribal land.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 17, 2015

Mr. Crawford introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To temporarily suspend the admission of refugees from Syria and Iraq into the United States and to give States the authority to reject admission of refugees into its territory or tribal land.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Refugee Relocation Security Act”.

SEC. 2. Suspension of Admission of Syrian and Iraqi Refugees.

Beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security may not admit into the United States an alien from the countries of Syria and Iraq into the United States under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1157) until such time as Congress passes a joint resolution giving the Secretary the authority to resume admitting such aliens under such sections.

SEC. 3. Authority of States To Reject Admission of Aliens.

Section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1157) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(g) State Rejection of Refugee Resettlement.—Under this section, the President may not relocate refugees to any State that explicitly rejects their admission into its respective state territory or tribal land through the direction of—

“(1) the Governor of the affected State; or

“(2) an Act of the State legislature of the affected State.”.