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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

HELP Separated Children Act
Humane Enforcement and Legal Protections for Separated Children Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide protection for children affected by the immigration laws of the United States, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
07/21/2011Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date
08/25/2011Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
07/27/2011Referred to the Subcommittee on Human Resources.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
07/21/2011Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/21/2011Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/21/2011Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary07/21/2011 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement08/25/2011 Referred to
House Ways and Means07/21/2011 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources07/27/2011 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/21/2011)

Humane Enforcement and Legal Protections for Separated Children Act or the HELP Separated Children Act - Sets forth: (1) apprehension procedures for immigration enforcement-related activities engaged in by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or by other entities under agreement with DHS, and (2) related protections for apprehended persons who belong to specified vulnerable population groups.

Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to: (1) authorize an alien who has been arrested or detained pending a removal determination to be represented by counsel (at no cost to the government), and (2) require that an alien who has been in such custody for more that 48 hours be brought for a custody determination not later than 72 hours after commencement of detention.

Amends part E (Foster Care and Adoption Assistance) of title IV of the Social Security Act to require that state plans for foster care and adoption assistance include provisions regarding foster care children with a parent, legal guardian, or primary caregiver relative who is in immigration detainment or has been removed from the United States.

Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to: (1) mandate vulnerable population and child welfare training for immigration enforcement personnel, and (2) ensure that immigration detention facilities take steps to preserve family unity.