House Bill 3985
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Averting Loss of Life and Injury by Expediting SIVs Act of 2021
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Passed House on Jul 22, 2021
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Introduced
Jun 17, 2021
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Jul 22, 2021
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Bill Number
3985
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117
Policy Area
Immigration
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Primary focus of measure is administration of immigration and naturalization matters; immigration enforcement procedures; refugees and asylum policies; travel and residence documentation; foreign labor; benefits for immigrants. Measures concerning smuggling and trafficking of persons may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement policy area. Measures concerning refugees may fall under International Affairs policy area.
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Passed
July 22, 2021
Type
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House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Averting Loss of Life and Injury by Expediting SIVs Act of 2021 or the Allies Act of 2021

This bill increases the number of special immigrant visas available to qualified Afghan nationals who worked for the U.S. government or a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) mission in Afghanistan. The bill also relaxes certain qualifications for such visas.

Specifically, this bill makes available an additional 8,000 visas for principal aliens under this special visa program, to be available until all such visas have been issued. (The numerical limitations in this program apply only to the principal alien who applies for the visa, not to any spouse or child who may accompany the principal alien.)

The bill also eliminates a requirement for each applicant to submit a credible sworn statement describing the threat the applicant faces in Afghanistan due to their employment with the U.S. government or a NATO mission.

Furthermore, for an applicant qualifying for a visa by performing duties for U.S. military personnel stationed with a NATO mission, this bill eliminates a requirement that the duties performed qualify as sensitive and trusted duties.

Text (2)
July 22, 2021
June 17, 2021
Amendments (1)
Displaying only amendments with a detailed public record (0)
Actions (12)
07/22/2021
Received in the Senate.
07/22/2021
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/22/2021
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 407 - 16 (Roll no. 218). (text: CR H3807)
07/22/2021
Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 407 - 16 (Roll no. 218).(text: CR H3807)
07/22/2021
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
07/22/2021
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3985.
07/22/2021
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2467, H.R. 2668 and H.R. 3985. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on H.R. 2467, H.R. 2668 and H.R. 3985. The resolution provides en bloc suspension authority and provides at any time through the legislative day of Thursday, July 22, 2021, the Speaker may entertain motions offered by the Majority Leader or a designee that the House suspend the rules with respect to multiple measures that were the object of motions to suspend the rules on the legislative days of July 19 or 20, 2021, and on which the yeas and nays were ordered and further proceedings postponed.
07/22/2021
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 535. (consideration: CR H3807-3817)
07/20/2021
Rule H. Res. 535 passed House.
07/19/2021
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 535 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2467, H.R. 2668 and H.R. 3985. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on H.R. 2467, H.R. 2668 and H.R. 3985. The resolution provides en bloc suspension authority and provides at any time through the legislative day of Thursday, July 22, 2021, the Speaker may entertain motions offered by the Majority Leader or a designee that the House suspend the rules with respect to multiple measures that were the object of motions to suspend the rules on the legislative days of July 19 or 20, 2021, and on which the yeas and nays were ordered and further proceedings postponed.
06/17/2021
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
06/17/2021
Introduced in House
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Jun 18, 2021 7:12:12 AM
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Sep 22, 2021 6:51:37 PM