H.R.5053: Expedited Family Reunification Act of 2014

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about immigration
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Sponsor Matt Salmon, R-Ariz.
Total Cosponsors 43 (All Republicans)
Introduced July 10, 2014
Latest Major Action Sept. 2, 2014
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Bill Summary

Expedited Family Reunification Act of 2014 - Amends the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 to provide that any unaccompanied alien child (UAC) who has not been a victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons or does not have a credible fear of persecution on returning to his or her country of nationality or of last habitual residence shall be: (1) placed in removal proceedings, (2) eligible for voluntary departure at no cost to the child, and (3) provided with access to counsel. (Currently such expedited removal requirements apply to unaccompanied children from countries that are contiguous to the United States.)

Directs the Secretary of State to negotiate agreements, in addition to countries contiguous to the United States, between the United States and Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and any other appropriate country regarding the repatriation of children.

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(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 2, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
July 10, 2014 Referred to House Foreign Affairs
July 10, 2014 Referred to House Judiciary