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H.R. 583 (114th): Timely Repatriation Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jan 28, 2015.

Timely Repatriation Act

Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to publish a report every six months listing countries that have: (1) refused or unreasonably delayed repatriation of an alien who is a national of that country, and the total number of such aliens; and (2) an excessive repatriation failure rate.

Directs the Secretary of Statewith respect to a listed country: (1) to not issue visas to attendants, servants, and personal employees of such country's diplomats and officials/employees; and (2) reduce the number of visas available for such country's diplomats and officials/employees by 10% for each six months that a country is listed.

Authorizes the Secretary of DHS to exempt a country from inclusion if the total number of nonrepatriations outstanding is less than 10% for the preceding 3-year period.