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H.R. 3670: Short-Term Detention Standards Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 10, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3670

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 10, 2019

(for herself and Mr. Thompson of Mississippi) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security

A BILL

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to ensure access to appropriate temporary shelter, food, and water for individuals apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and for other purposes.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Short-Term Detention Standards Act.

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Access to appropriate temporary shelter, food, and water during short-term detention

Paragraph (1) of section 411(m) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 211(m)) is amended to read as follows:

(1)

Access to appropriate temporary shelter, food, and water

The Commissioner shall make every effort to ensure the provision to an individual apprehended by the Commissioner of appropriate temporary shelter with access to bathroom and shower facilities, water, appropriate nutrition, hygiene, personal grooming items, and sanitation needs.

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