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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

SAFER Act of 2017
Secure Accountability for Emigres and Refugees Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide for additional security requirements for Syrian and Iraqi refugees, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/11/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
02/06/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
01/11/2017Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/11/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-48]* 01/11/2017
Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25]* 01/11/2017
Rep. Hunter, Duncan D. [R-CA-50]* 01/11/2017
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large] 01/13/2017

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Judiciary01/11/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security02/06/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/11/2017)

Secure Accountability for Emigres and Refugees Act of 2017 or the SAFER Act of 2017

This bill requires that, before the U.S. refugee admission of a covered alien, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shall ensure that such person:

  • has passed a lie detector test;
  • has submitted to DHS biometric identification information, including DNA, which DHS has compared against all relevant databases and determined that the person has no known history of terrorist activity; and
  • does not pose a threat to U.S. national security based on a background check that includes a review of the person's Internet interactions, including social media services.

"Covered alien" means an alien applying for U.S. refugee admission who: (1) is a national of Iraq or Syria, (2) has no nationality and whose last habitual residence was in Iraq or Syria, or (3) has been present in Iraq or Syria at any time on or after March 1, 2011.