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S. 2937 (115th): 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

Tina Smith

Sponsor. Senator for Minnesota. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 23, 2018
Length: 11 pages
Introduced
May 23, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 23, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

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History

May 23, 2018
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 2937 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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