H.R.495: Protection of Children Act of 2017

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Protection of Children Act of 2017 This bill amends the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 to eliminate the special repatriation requirements for unaccompanied alien children (UAC) who are nationals or residents of a country contiguous to the United States. (The same removal requirements are applied to all UACs who are not victims of a severe form of trafficking in persons and who do not have a fear...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

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Bill Actions

Date Description
June 21, 2017
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 15 - 12.
June 21, 2017
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Feb. 16, 2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.
Feb. 6, 2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
Jan. 12, 2017
Referred to House Foreign Affairs
Jan. 12, 2017
Referred to House Judiciary
Jan. 12, 2017
Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, 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.
Jan. 12, 2017

Introduced in the House by John Carter (R-Texas)

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