All Information (Except Text) for S.388 - Families, Not Facilities Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA] (Introduced 02/07/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/07/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Short Titles - Senate
Short Titles as Introduced
Families, Not Facilities Act of 2019
Official Titles - Senate
Official Titles as Introduced
A bill to reduce the ability of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to engage in inappropriate civil immigration enforcement actions that harm unaccompanied alien children and to ensure the safety and welfare of unaccompanied alien children.
Actions Overview (1)
|02/07/2019||Introduced in Senate|
02/07/2019 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (1)
|02/07/2019||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
Action By: Senate
02/07/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
|Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]*||02/07/2019|
|Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]*||02/07/2019|
|Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]*||02/07/2019|
|Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]*||02/07/2019|
|Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT]*||02/07/2019|
|Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]*||02/07/2019|
|Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV]*||02/07/2019|
|Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]*||02/07/2019|
|Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]*||02/07/2019|
|Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]*||02/07/2019|
|Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]||05/21/2019|
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|Senate Judiciary||02/07/2019||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Advisory bodies
- Border security and unlawful immigration
- Child health
- Child safety and welfare
- Civil actions and liability
- Congressional oversight
- Crime prevention
- Crimes against children
- Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
- Department of Health and Human Services
- Department of Homeland Security
- Department of Justice
- Detention of persons
- Executive agency funding and structure
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- Government studies and investigations
- Human trafficking
- Immigration status and procedures
- Law enforcement administration and funding
- Mental health
- Refugees, asylum, displaced persons
- Social work, volunteer service, charitable organizations
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (02/07/2019)
Families, Not Facilities Act of 2019
This bill amends provisions related to the safety of minor aliens that enter the United States unaccompanied by a guardian.
When placing an unaccompanied alien child with a proposed custodian, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shall not consider the custodian's immigration status. DHS shall not use certain information obtained for placing a child with a custodian to apprehend, detain, or deport certain individuals, including the child, proposed sponsor, or a person living with the sponsor.
The Office of Refugee Settlement shall provide services for unaccompanied alien children after they have been released, to help them transition into their communities and to connect them with legal representation. Money appropriated to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for FY2019 shall be redirected to fund such services.
Other money appropriated for ICE shall be redirected to various programs to investigate and prevent child trafficking.
This bill also establishes the Office of Refugee Resettlement Advisory Committee on Shelters for Unaccompanied Alien Children. The advisory committee may conduct unannounced inspections of Office of Refugee Settlement shelters that hold unaccompanied alien children and shall issue reports on its investigations and recommendations regarding the shelters.