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house Bill H.R. 1784

Changes to Domestic Refugee Assistance

Argument in favor

Streamlines assistance to domestic refugees while elevating the issue of such refugees.

Argument opposed

Lots of reports and data collection may affect change later than sooner.

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      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Immigration and Citizenship
    IntroducedApril 26th, 2013

What is House Bill H.R. 1784?

This bill makes a number of provisions related to domestic refugees. First, the bill directs the Comptroller General of the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study regarding the effectiveness of the Office of Refugee Resettlement's domestic refugee resettlement programs. Second, the bill elevates the Office of Refugee Resettlement within the Department of Health and Human Services. Third, the bill revises the manner in which state and local organizations disperse grant money. Next, the bill expands data collection on refugees at the state level. Finally, the bill directs Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide refugee resettlement guidance to appropriate national, state, and local entities.


The bill impacts stateside refugees, in addition to the Department of Health and Human Services.

Cost of House Bill H.R. 1784

A CBO cost is currently unavailable.


Domestic Refugee Resettlement Reform and Modernization Act of 2013

Official Title

To reform and modernize domestic refugee resettlement programs, and for other purposes.

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