S. 645 (113th): Refugee Protection Act of 2013


Mar 21, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 21, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Patrick Leahy

Senior Senator from Vermont



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Last Updated: Mar 21, 2013
Length: 77 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to reaffirm the United States historic commitment to protecting refugees who are fleeing persecution or torture.

Summary (CRS)

3/21/2013--Introduced.Refugee Protection Act of 2013 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to: (1) eliminate the one-year time limit for filing an asylum claim; and (2) permit, and set forth ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 21, 2013

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 645”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


3 cosponsors (3D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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