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H.R. 1069: Shut Down Child Prison Camps Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 7, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1069

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 7, 2019

(for herself, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. McGovern, and Mr. Castro of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To prohibit the Department of Health and Human Services from operating unlicensed temporary emergency shelters for unaccompanied alien children.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Shut Down Child Prison Camps Act.

2.

Defined term

In this Act, the term temporary emergency shelter means an unlicensed care provider facility that provides temporary emergency shelter and services for unaccompanied alien children when licensed facilities are near or at capacity.

3.

Prohibition against temporary emergency shelters

The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall not maintain or operate (directly or through a contract) any temporary emergency shelter, including the temporary emergency shelter previously operational in Tornillo, Texas, and the temporary emergency shelter in Homestead, Florida.