Status Summary

On February 7, 2019, the bill was introduced, read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (updated on July 9, 2019)

Legislative Session

2019

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Harris
  • Prohibits the Department of Homeland Security from using U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) information provided by an unaccompanied child, or initially obtained to evaluate sponsorship of an unaccompanied child, to conduct civil immigration enforcement actions against a child, prospective or current custodian or sponsor, or resident in the home of the prospective or current custodian or sponsor;
  • TRANSFER OF U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT FUNDING.  Of the amount appropriated for fiscal year 2019 to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for enforcement and removal operations:
    • $30,000,000 shall be transferred to the Department of Justice to expand the efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Violent Crimes Against Children program to investigate criminal networks involved in child trafficking;
    • $180,000,000 shall be transferred to the Office of Refugee Resettlement to provide the post-release legal, case management, and child advocate services described in section 6; and
    • $10,000,000 shall be transferred to the Administration for Children and Families to bolster the efforts of the Task Force to Prevent and End Human Trafficking
  • Creates an ORR Advisory Committee on Shelters comprised of non-profit immigration and child welfare experts and requires the committee to publish public reports on their findings.