About the resolution
While the ongoing debate about the separation and detention of families entering the country illegally has focused on Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Office of Refugee Resettlement, at least 12 Democrats have called for "abolishing" a third agency, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE is the Department of Homeland Security's law enforcement agency that operates in the country's so-called interior, not at the border where families have been separated, and has a budget of approximately $6 billion.
ICE arrests, detains, and deports aliens accused of committing a wide range of crimes, including human trafficking and other serious crimes, but many criticize the agency for inhuman treatment of immigrants who have not committed serious crimes.
The call to "abolish ICE" began in June 2018 as an ambiguous …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Louisiana's 3rd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jul 18, 2018
Length: 4 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Jul 18, 2018
This simple resolution was agreed to on July 18, 2018. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.
74 Cosponsors (74 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Hudson Votes to Build the Wall”
— Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC9] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 20, 2018
“Rep. Meadows Statement on H. Res. 990 Supporting ICE”
— Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11, 2013-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 19, 2018
“Rep. Chu Statement on Republican Attempt to Distract from Border Crisis”
— Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA28] on Jul 19, 2018
H.Res. 990 (115th) was a simple resolution in the United States Congress.
A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.
Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 990. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This simple resolution was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Supporting the officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, H.R. Res. 990, 115th Cong. (2018).
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