Published Date:  

2007-05-10 04:00

Public Description:  

The bill would authorize the granting of “special immigrant” status to 15,000 aliens per year – plus their spouses and children – fiscal years 2008 through 2011, who: (1) are Iraqi nationals; (2) worked directly with the U.S. Government, the United Nations, a certified government or U.N. contractor or subcontractor, or a U.S.-based nongovernmental organization for at least one year; (3) have a not manifestly unfounded fear of persecution, violence, or harm to themselves or to their family on account of the work described in (2); and (4) are otherwise eligible for immigrant visas and admissibile for permanent residence (inadmissibility based on being a public charge would be waived).

To provide special immigrant status for certain Iraqis, to assist Iraqi refugees, and for other purposes.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose
Sponsored by:  Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3] in the 110th congress

Bill Number:  

H.R. 2265

Chamber:  

House