Which bills to keep NC Safe did our NC 10 and NC 11 Congressmen Co-Sponsor: Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC10) and Cngressman Mark Meadows (R-NC11)
- HR 3573 Refugee Resettlement Oversight and Security Act https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/3573/all-info.
- Co-Sponsors: Congressman Mark Meadows and Congressman Patrick McHenry
- Referred to US House Committee on Immigration and Border Security (Sub Committee of Judiciary Committee) https://judiciary.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Subcommittee-on-Immigration-and-Border-Security.pdf
Summary: HR 3573 Refugee Resettlement Oversight and Security Act of 2015
This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to require the President, after appropriate consultation with certain congressional committees, to recommend to Congress the number of refugees who may be admitted into the United States in a fiscal year.
Except in the case of an unforeseen emergency refugee situation, no refugees may be admitted in a fiscal year until Congress enacts a joint resolution setting the number of refugees who may be admitted in that fiscal year.
In determining an alien's admissibility on security and related grounds the Department of Homeland Security shall consult with the Director of National Intelligence and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Beginning in FY2016 and ending in FY2020, the President, when considering the admission of refugees who are nationals or citizens of Iraq or Syria, shall give priority to members of a persecuted religious minority.
The Government Accountability Office shall report to Congress on the effectiveness of the refugee screening process in protecting U.S. security.
- HB 3314 Resettlement Accountability National Security Act of 2015
Co-Sponsor: Mark Meadows. (As of 8/7/2016: McHenry did not co-sponsor)
HR 3314 To suspend the admission into the United States of refugees in order to examine the costs of providing benefits to such individuals, and for other purposes. This bill prohibits the admission of refugees into the United States until Congress passes a joint resolution giving the Department of Homeland Security authority to resume admitting refugees.
Requires the Government Accountability Office to report to Congress on refugees who received benefits under any of the following programs:
- disability insurance under title II of the Social Security Act,
- the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP, formerly the food stamp program), and
- section 8 rental assistance.
In House Judiciary Committee 9/2015 members https://judiciary.house.gov/committee-members/