This bill — known as the Save the Children Act — would grant up to 25,000 Syrian children visas so they can be temporarily resettled in the U.S. until six months after the conflict in their home country has ended and a lasting peace process is underway. Eligible children would be between ages three and 10 years old.
The State Dept., along with Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) would coordinate the inflow and return of these children. Within HHS, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) would be in charge of working with volunteer groups, other charities, and child advocacy organizations to place these children with host families who volunteered to house them or into foster care for refugee children that ORR has already approved.