IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 24, 2021
Mr. Kennedy (for himself and Mrs. Blackburn) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To require the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State to develop a plan for the relocation and admission to the United States of certain citizens of Afghanistan, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Save Our Afghan Allies Act.
Department of Defense plan for relocation and admission to the United States of certain citizens of Afghanistan
The Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of State, shall develop a plan for the relocation and admission to the United States pursuant to special immigrant visas of citizens of Afghanistan who are aliens described in section 602(b)(2) of the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 (Public Law 111–8; 8 U.S.C. 1101 note).
The plan required by paragraph (1) shall provide for the relocation and admission of such citizens of Afghanistan before the date on which the withdrawal of the United States Armed Forces from Afghanistan is completed.
Submittal to Congress
Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress the plan developed under subsection (a)(1).
Appropriate committees of Congress defined
In this section, the term appropriate committees of Congress means—
the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate; and
the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives.