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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Equal Protection of Unaccompanied Minors Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To clarify standards of family detention and the treatment of unaccompanied alien children, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
01/15/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (7)

Date
02/25/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
02/04/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
02/04/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, and Accountability.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
01/15/2019Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, and Homeland Security, 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
01/15/2019Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, and Homeland Security, 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
01/15/2019Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, and Homeland Security, 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
01/15/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (0)

No cosponsors.


Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary01/15/2019 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship02/25/2019 Referred to
House Foreign Affairs01/15/2019 Referred to
House Homeland Security01/15/2019 Referred to
House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, and Accountability02/04/2019 Referred to
House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations02/04/2019 Referred to

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Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (01/15/2019)

Equal Protection of Unaccompanied Minors Act

This bill amends rules for the treatment of unaccompanied alien children and asylum-seeking families, and for detaining and removal of various types of aliens.

The bill requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to return an inadmissible unaccompanied child to the child's country of nationality or last habitual residence, where currently DHS has discretion to do so.

Interviews with unaccompanied alien children shall be conducted by those with specialized training for interviewing child trafficking victims.

Before placing an alien child with an individual, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shall provide DHS with various information, including the individual's immigration status and contact information. DHS shall initiate removal proceedings if the individual is unlawfully present in the United States.

Under the bill, unaccompanied alien children in DHS or HHS custody shall have access to counsel in legal proceedings, where currently such children shall have counsel.

DHS shall have authority to extend the detention periods for various categories of removable aliens. The bill also expands the definitions of various types of crimes, such as those related to explosive materials, that are aggravated felonies or crimes of violence for immigration purposes. Aliens associated with criminal gangs shall be inadmissible to the United States and deportable.

The bill directs DHS, the Department of Justice, and HHS to maintain facilities for housing asylum applicants and their children, and increases the number of immigration judges and Board of Immigration Appeals attorneys and necessary support staff.