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H.R. 2796: Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2019

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To amend the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 to make 4,000 visas available for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Earl Blumenauer

Sponsor. Representative for Oregon's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 16, 2019
Length: 7 pages
May 16, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on May 16, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 16, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Amid Taliban Talks, Moulton Urges President Trump to Step up for Afghan Translators & Direct State Department to Bring Afghan Allies to Safety
    — Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA6] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 16, 2019

Keeping Americas Promise
    — Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 20, 2019

Kinzinger, Blumenauer, Stivers, & Moulton Introduce Bill to Authorize Special Immigrant Visas to Afghan Translators
    — Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL16] (Co-sponsor) on May 20, 2019

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May 16, 2019

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