This bill — the Reunite Children With Their Parents Act — would require the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Dept. of Justice (DOJ) to reunite each unauthorized immigrant child who was separated from their parents while they wait for an immigration or asylum hearing. The agencies would have 60 days to reunite the families after this bill’s enactment.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
House Committee on the JudiciaryImmigration and Border SecurityIntroducedJune 21st, 2018
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What is it?
In-Depth: Sponsoring Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) introduced this bill to reunite unauthorized immigrant children who have been separated from their parents:
“Today, I introduced the "Reunite Children with Their Parents Act" (H.R. 6172) that will protect the children already in custody as a result of the President’s terrible policy, and ensure that it is the policy of the United States to reunite them with their families. The "Reunite Children with Their Parents Act" would mandate that within 60 days of becoming law, the DHS Secretary must reunite the children taken into custody with their families that have been separated as a result of President Trump’s border separation policy. If the President cannot care for these children, it is the solemn duty of Congress to lead where he has failed.”
This legislation has the support of 23 cosponsors, including 22 Democrats and one Republican.
Summary by Eric Revell
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