H.R.4603 - HOPE Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Hoekstra, Peter [R-MI-2] (Introduced 02/04/2010)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||02/04/2010 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
|Notes:||For further action, see H.R.5283, which became Public Law 111-293 on 12/9/2010.|
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Summary: H.R.4603 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/04/2010)
Haitian Orphan Placement Effort Act or the HOPE Act - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to expand the humanitarian parole policy for certain Haitian orphans announced on January 18, 2010, so as to apply it on a case-by-case basis to children who were legally confirmed as orphans eligible for intercountry adoption by the government of Haiti before January 12, 2010.
Authorizes the placement of Haitian children granted humanitarian parole into the United States in an unaccompanied refugee minor program if a suitable family member is not available to provide care.