Published Date:  

2005-03-16 05:00

Public Description:  

S. 644, the Widows and Orphans Act, would increase asylum claims by creating a new special immigrant visa category for an unlimited number of women and children who are at risk of harm due to their gender and age. While it is difficult to estimate the numeric impact of this legislation, it is easy to imagine it would double the current 10,000 asylees who are allowed to become permanent residents each year.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose
Sponsored by:  Sen. Samuel “Sam” Brownback [R-KS, 1996-2010] in the 109th congress

Bill Number:  

S. 644

Chamber:  

Senate