Summary: H.R.6195 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.6195. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (06/22/2018)

Protect Kids and Parents Act

This bill requires that a child of alien parents or legal guardians who are asylum applicants must be detained in the same facility. A "child" is defined as an individual who has not reached the age of 18, has no permanent immigration status, and was in the custody and presence of a parent or legal guardian when the parent or legal guardian was detained for illegally entering the United States.

The bill also:

  • directs the Department of Justice (DOJ) to increase the total number of immigration judges and Board of Immigration staff attorneys;
  • directs Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to increase the total number of DHS personnel who process asylum applications;
  • requires DOJ and DHS to establish procedures for expedited consideration and processing of asylum applications;
  • requires expedited removal of asylum applicants whose applications have been denied;
  • establishes a strong presumption in favor of family unity;
  • requires DHS to publish guidance for locating separated children; and
  • requires the Government Accountability Office to study, and report on, the prosecution of asylum seekers between January 1, 2008, and December 31, 2018.