To require the reunification of families separated upon entry into the United States as a result of the "zero-tolerance" immigration policy requiring criminal prosecution of all adults apprehended crossing the border illegally, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 37th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jun 27, 2018
Length: 9 pages
115th Congress, 2017–2019
This bill was introduced on June 27, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
What legislators are saying
“Members of Congress Demand Transparency in HHS Use of DNA Testing to Reunite Separated Families”
— Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37] (Sponsor) on Jul 13, 2018
Jun 27, 2018
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H.R. 6236 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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