Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 100 Part 4.djvu/1108
100 STAT. 3454
PUBLIC LAW 99-605—NOV. 6, 1986
secondary migration), high refugee concentrations, and high use of public assistance by refugees, there exists and can be demonstrated a specific need for supplementation of available resources for services to refugees. "(B) Grants shall be made available under this paragraph— "(i) primarily for the purpose of facilitating refugee employment and achievement of self-sufficiency, "(ii) in a manner that does not supplant other refugee program funds and that assures that not less than 95 percent of the amount of the grant award is made available to the county or other local entity.", (b) CONFORMING AMENDMENT.—Section 412(e)(2)(A)(ii) (8 U.S.C.
1522(e)(2)(A)(ii)) is amended by inserting "or targeted assistance" after "social service". SEC. 9. CASH AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE.
(a) CLARIFICATION OF DISQUAUFICATION FROM CASH ASSISTANCE FOR REFUGEES REFUSING OFFERS OF EMPLOYMENT OR TRAINING.—
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8 USC 1522 note.
Paragraph (2) of section 412(e) (8 U.S.C. 1522(e)) is amended— (1) by striking out the last sentence of subparagraph (A), and (2) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph: "(C) In the case of a refugee who— "(i) refuses an offer of employment which has been determined to be appropriate either by the agency responsible for the initial resettlement of the refugee under subsection (b) or by the appropriate State or local employment service, "(ii) refuses to go to a job interview which has been arranged through such agency or service, or .; "(iii) refuses to participate in a social service or targeted assistance program referred to in subparagraph (A)(ii) which such agency or service determines to be available and appropriate, cash assistance to the refugee shall be terminated (after opportunity for an administrative hearing) for a period of three months (for the first such refusal) or for a period of six months (for any subsequent refusal).". (b) CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS AND ASSISTANCE OF VOL-
UNTARY AGENCIES.—Such section is further amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(8) In its provision of assistance to refugees, a State or political subdivision shall consider the recommendations of, and assistance provided by, agencies with grants or contracts under subsection (b)(l).". (c) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by subsection (a) of this section shall apply to aliens entering the United States as refugees on or after the first day of the first calendar quarter that begins more than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. SEC. 10. PERMITTING COVERAGE OF CERTAIN DEPENDENT REFUGEES UNDER ALTERNATIVE PROJECTS. Section 412(e)(7)(A) (8 U.S.C. 1522(e)(7)(A)) is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: "The Secretary may permit alternative projects to cover specific groups of refugees who have been in the United States 36 months or longer if the Secretary determines that refugees in the group have been significantly and disproportionately dependent on welfare and need the services pro-