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    IntroducedDecember 18th, 2013

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Domestic Refugee Resettlement Reform and Modernization Act of 2013

Official Title

A bill to reform and modernize domestic refugee resettlement programs, and for other purposes.


Domestic Refugee Resettlement Reform and Modernization Act of 2013 - Directs the Comptroller General (GAO) to study the effectiveness of the Office of Refugee Resettlement's domestic refugee resettlement programs. Requires the Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement to: (1) ensure that refugee assistance is provided to qualifying refugees who are secondary migrants; (2) report to Congress regarding states experiencing departures and arrivals due to secondary migration; and (3) expand the Office's data analysis, collection, and sharing activities to include data on mental and physical medical cases, housing needs, and refugee employment. Directs the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide refugee resettlement guidance to appropriate national, state, and local entities.

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