Petition Update

Government Shutdown and SIV update.

Brent Finnell and the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) - Charlotte School of Law Chapter

Oct 1, 2013 — Thank you to the Senate for taking the initiative to pass the SIV legislation as a standalone bill! Now, its the House's turn to act.

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/325693-senate-passes-bill-to-grant-visas-for-iraqis-who-helped-the-us-military

On a positive note, the Senate's actions have raised awareness with the House and Rep. Eric Cantor R.-Va. office's, a huge SIV supporter, is currently working on the SIV crisis. Please continue pouring in signatures and thank Rep. Cantor for his continued efforts!

I again express my thanks to Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., John McCain, R-Ariz., Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Lindsey Graham, R.-S.C., for passing the standalone bill in the Senate.

Senate passes bill to grant visas for Iraqis who helped the US military
Senate passes bill to grant visas for Iraqis who helped the US military
The Senate passed a bill Monday night that would extend visas for Iraqis who have worked with U.S. military personnel during the war. Through a unanimous consent agreement the Senate passed S. 1566. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said the bill was critical to people's safety.
http://thehill.com