Text: H.R.6172 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/21/2018)


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6172


To require the Secretary of Homeland Security, in coordination with the Attorney General, to reunite alien parents separated from their minor children with such children, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 21, 2018

Mr. Brendan F. Boyle of Pennsylvania (for himself, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mr. Quigley, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Soto, Ms. Norton, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Sires, Ms. Rosen, Ms. Esty of Connecticut, Mr. Welch, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Serrano, and Mr. Khanna) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To require the Secretary of Homeland Security, in coordination with the Attorney General, to reunite alien parents separated from their minor children with such children, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Reunite Children With Their Parents Act”.

SEC. 2. Family reunification required.

(a) In general.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security, in coordination with the Attorney General, shall reunite each covered alien with such alien’s minor child from whom the alien was separated.

(b) Definitions.—In this Act:

(1) COVERED ALIEN.—The term “covered alien” means an alien who entered the United States with the alien’s minor child, and who was separated from the alien’s minor child pending prosecution under section 275(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1325(a)), or pending the adjudication of an application for asylum.

(2) MINOR CHILD.—The term “minor child” means a child who has not attained 18 years of age.