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S. 3093: Keep Families Together and Enforce the Law Act

About the bill

Almost every member of both parties wants to end family separation at the border, but is ending the Flores Agreement the best way to do it?


Migrant children from Mexico and Central America have been increasingly split from their parents when apprehended at the U.S. border, after a new Trump Administration directive took effect in April.

At issue is a 1997 decree often nicknamed the Flores Agreement, in which the federal government agreed to keep children detained at the border in the least restrictive conditions possible and for ...

Sponsor and status

Thom Tillis

Sponsor. Junior Senator for North Carolina. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 21, 2018
Length: 8 pages

Jun 20, 2018


Ordered Reported on Jun 21, 2018

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on June 21, 2018.


76% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jun 20, 2018

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Jun 21, 2018
Ordered Reported

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Passed Senate (House next)

Passed House

Signed by the President

S. 3093 is 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.

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