To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish procedures for the timely and effective delivery of medical and mental health care to all immigration detainees in custody, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 16th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: May 1, 2008
Length: 7 pages
110th Congress (2007–2009)
This bill was introduced on May 1, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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24 Cosponsors (22 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Rep. Lofgren Introduces Bill Mandating Standards of Care for Immigration Detainees”
— Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19] (Sponsor) on May 6, 2008
May 1, 2008
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H.R. 5950 (110th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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