To amend the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 to expedite the special immigrant visa process for certain Afghan allies, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 6th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2021
Length: 8 pages
117th Congress (2021–2023)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 22, 2021 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
140 Cosponsors (104 Democrats, 36 Republicans)
Statement of Administration Policy
President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 3985 – Averting Loss of Life and Injury by Expediting SIVs Act of 2021 (Jul 19, 2021)
What legislators are saying
“House Votes to pass Crow Legislation to Increase Visa Cap for Afghan Interpreters, Other Partners and Streamline Visa Process”
— Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO6] (Sponsor) on Jul 22, 2021
“Courtney Statement on the Afghan Governments Collapse”
— Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 16, 2021
“Congressman Griffiths Weekly E-Newsletter 8.19.21”
— Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9] on Aug 19, 2021
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H.R. 3985 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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