Published Date:  

2011-06-15 04:00

Public Description:  

H.R. 2185, the Refugee Protection Act, would eliminate the 1-year application deadline for asylum, thus allowing more opportunities to enter in the United States. In addition, it would waive the inadmissibility ban for certain terrorist activities and would require new detention facilities to be located within 50 miles of a major city. Furthermore, it would expedite and make the overall process for asylum seekers more comfortable by providing them with full medical care, housing, legal representation, toiletries, medication, long distance phone calls, and translators. The Senate companion bill is S. 1202.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose
Sponsored by:  Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19] in the 112th congress

Bill Number:  

H.R. 2185

Chamber:  

House