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H.R. 5950: HELP Separated Children Act

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When an family attempts cross the border into the United States illegally, should the children be split up from their parents after being apprehended?

Context

In May, the Trump Administration announced a new policy that will separate families at the border when they attempt to illegally immigrate to the U.S. Children had previously been allowed to stay with their families in shelters while in limbo before deportation.

How frequently is this occurring? During a two-week period in May shortly after Sessions announced the policy, U.S. Customs and Border ...

Sponsor and status

Lucille Roybal-Allard

Sponsor. Representative for California's 40th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 23, 2018
Length: 11 pages
Introduced:

May 23, 2018

Status:

Introduced on May 23, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 23, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis:

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

May 23, 2018
 
Introduced

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H.R. 5950 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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