H.R.541: Keep Families Together Act

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202 (All Democrats)

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Bill Summary

Keep Families Together Act This bill limits the separation of families at or near U.S borders or ports of entry and imposes limits on the prosecution of asylum seekers. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Justice (DOJ), and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shall not separate a child from a legal guardian at a port of entry or within 100 miles of a U.S. border unless a state court terminates the legal...

(Source: Library of Congress)

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 25, 2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.
Feb. 4, 2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations.
Jan. 14, 2019
Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on 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.
Jan. 14, 2019

Introduced in the House by Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.)

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