H.R. 3531 (111th): HELP Separated Children Act


Jul 31, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 31, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Lynn Woolsey

Representative for California's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 31, 2009
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About the bill

Full Title

To provide protection for children affected by the immigration laws of the United States, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

7/31/2009--Introduced.Humane Enforcement and Legal Protections for Separated Children Act or the HELP Separated Children Act - Sets forth: (1) apprehension procedures for immigration enforcement-related activities engaged in by the Department ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 31, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3531”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


16 cosponsors (16D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.


There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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