House Bill 3385
117th Congress(2021-2022)
HOPE for Afghan SIVs Act of 2021
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Passed House on Jun 29, 2021
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Introduced
May 20, 2021
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Jul 12, 2021
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Bill Number
3385
Congress
117
Policy Area
Immigration
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Passed
June 29, 2021
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Passed/agreed to in House: Pursuant to section 8 of H. Res. 504, and the motion offered by Mr. McGovern, the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 1500, as amended; H.R. 2471, as amended; H.R. 3261; H.R. 3283, as amended; and H.R. 3385, as amended; and the following resolutions were agreed to under suspension of the rules: H. Res. 186; and H. Res. 402, as amended.(consideration: CR H3258-3262; text: CR H3260-3261)
Summary

Honoring Our Promises through Expedition for Afghan SIVs Act of 2021 or the HOPE for Afghan SIVs Act of 2021

This bill authorizes the Department of State or the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to postpone the medical exam requirement for qualifying citizens or nationals of Afghanistan seeking entry into the United States as special immigrants.

Specifically, this bill applies to an existing program that provides special immigrant status to an individual (or the spouse or child of such an individual) who (1) faithfully performed sensitive and trusted duties for the U.S. government or the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan on or after October 7, 2001, and (2) has experienced or is experiencing an ongoing serious threat due to the performance of those duties.

Under this bill, the State Department or DHS may waive any requirement for such an individual to undergo a medical exam before admission into the United States. If an individual receives such a waiver, DHS shall ensure that individual undergoes a medical exam no later than 90 days after admission into the United States.

Text (3)
July 12, 2021
June 29, 2021
Actions (10)
07/12/2021
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
06/29/2021
Pursuant to section 8 of H. Res. 504, and the motion offered by Mr. McGovern, the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 1500, as amended; H.R. 2471, as amended; H.R. 3261; H.R. 3283, as amended; and H.R. 3385, as amended; and the following resolutions were agreed to under suspension of the rules: H. Res. 186; and H. Res. 402, as amended. (consideration: CR H3258-3262; text: CR H3260-3261)
06/29/2021
Passed/agreed to in House: Pursuant to section 8 of H. Res. 504, and the motion offered by Mr. McGovern, the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 1500, as amended; H.R. 2471, as amended; H.R. 3261; H.R. 3283, as amended; and H.R. 3385, as amended; and the following resolutions were agreed to under suspension of the rules: H. Res. 186; and H. Res. 402, as amended.(consideration: CR H3258-3262; text: CR H3260-3261)
06/29/2021
Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 504, proceedings on H.R. 3385 are considered vacated.
06/28/2021
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
06/28/2021
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3385.
06/28/2021
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3220-3222; text: CR H3220)
06/28/2021
Ms. Dean moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
05/20/2021
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
05/20/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
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