American SAFE Act of 2015
|Full title||American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act of 2015|
|Colloquial name(s)||American SAFE Act of 2015|
|Introduced in||114th United States Congress|
|Introduced on||November 17, 2015|
|Sponsored by||Michael McCaul|
|Number of Co-Sponsors||103|
|Agencies affected||FBI, Department of Homeland Security, National Intelligence Program|
The SAFE Act (acronym for Safety Against Foreign Enemies) is an American legislative proposal for Syrian and Iraqi refugees that would require extra background investigation before entry into the United States.
Additional procedure to authorize admission for each refugee
- The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) certifies they received a background investigation sufficient to determine whether the refugee is a U.S. security threat, to both the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Director of National Intelligence.
- The Department of Homeland Security, FBI and Director of National Intelligence unanimously certify to Congress that the refugee not such a threat.
FBI Director James Comey said the SAFE Act "seeks to micromanage the process in a way that is counter-productive to national security, to our humanitarian obligation, and the overall ability to focus on Homeland Security".
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