H.R. 4603 (111th): Haitian Orphan Placement Effort Act

Introduced:
Feb 04, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Peter “Pete” Hoekstra
Representative for Michigan's 2nd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Feb 04, 2010
Length
2 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 4, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 04, 2010
Referred to Committee Feb 04, 2010
 
Full Title

To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to expand the humanitarian parole policy announced on January 18, 2010, to children legally confirmed as orphans eligible for intercountry adoption by the Government of Haiti prior to the earthquake on January 12, 2010, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
21 cosponsors (18R, 3D) (show)
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2/4/2010--Introduced.
Haitian Orphan Placement Effort Act or the HOPE Act - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to expand the humanitarian parole policy for certain Haitian orphans announced on January 18, 2010, so as to apply it on a case-by-case basis to children who were legally confirmed as orphans eligible for intercountry adoption by the government of Haiti before January 12, 2010.
Authorizes the placement of Haitian children granted humanitarian parole into the United States in an unaccompanied refugee minor program if a suitable family member is not available to provide care.

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