H.R.4078 - Give States a Chance Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3] (Introduced 11/18/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 12/04/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4078 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/18/2015)
Give States a Chance Act of 2015
This bill authorizes the governor of any state in which it is proposed to place or resettle as a refugee an alien meeting certain criteria to refuse such placement or resettlement if the governor:
- has not properly been informed of the intended sponsorship process for the refugee,
- has determined that the proposed location for the refugee within the state is inappropriate because the proportion of refugees and comparable entrants in that location's population is too high, or
- is not reasonably satisfied that the refugee does not post a security threat.
A covered refugee may not be admitted to the United States until the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) certifies to Congress that he or she is not a U.S. security threat.
A "covered refugee" is any alien applying for U.S. refugee admission who:
- is a national or resident of Iraq or Syria,
- has no nationality and whose last habitual residence was in Iraq or Syria, or
- has been present in Iraq or Syria at any time on or after March 1, 2011.
The Inspector General of DHS shall review 20% of all certifications made each fiscal year.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) shall ensure that each covered refugee receives a thorough background investigation before admission. A covered refugee may not be admitted until the FBI certifies that such an investigation has been done.