H.R.565 - Save Christians from Genocide Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-48] (Introduced 01/13/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 01/13/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.565 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/13/2017)
Save Christians from Genocide Act
This bill recognizes that Christians and Yazidis in Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Iran, and Libya are targets of genocide.
The Department of Homeland Security shall provide for expedited visa processing and shall ensure that such applications receive first priority among refugee and (family- or employment-based) immigrant applications for an alien who:
- is a citizen or national of Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Iran, or Libya, or in the case of an alien having no nationality, whose country of last habitual residence was Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Iran, or Libya;
- is a Christian or Yazidi; and
- is seeking refugee or immigrant admission to the United States.