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H.R. 2839: To reform and modernize domestic refugee resettlement programs, and for other purposes.

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

Introduced: Jun 18, 2015 (114th Congress)

Sponsor: Rep. Bill J. Pascrell Jr. [D-NJ9]

Status: Referred to Committee - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.

Summary: Requires the Government Accountability Office to study the effectiveness of the Office of Refugee Resettlement's domestic refugee resettlement programs. Requires the Office 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. Requires the Department of State and the Department of Health and Human Services to provide refugee resettlement guidance to appropriate national, state, and local entities.

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