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H.R. 2146 (115th): Unaccompanied Alien Children Placement Transparency Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 26, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2146

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 26, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Fleischmann, Mr. Kustoff of Tennessee, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Duncan of Tennessee, Mr. DesJarlais, and Mrs. Black) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to provide notice to State authorities when unaccompanied alien children are placed in that State.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Unaccompanied Alien Children Placement Transparency Act of 2017.

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HHS notification of State authorities

Section 235 of the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (8 U.S.C. 1232) is amended by adding at the end the following:

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Reporting requirement

In the case of an unaccompanied alien child who is in Federal custody by reason of the child’s immigration status, the Secretary of Health and Human Services or the Secretary of Homeland Security shall provide the Governor and each appropriate agency of a State, not later than 60 days after that child is placed into the care of a custodian located in such State—

(1)

any available medical records for the child, if the child will be attending public schools in that State;

(2)

the physical address and immigration status of the custodian of the child;

(3)

any Federal public benefit (as such term is defined in section 411(c) of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1611)) that the child will receive; and

(4)

any Federal public benefit that the custodian of the child will receive that the custodian would not receive except for having custody of the child.

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