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  • H.R.4502, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Agriculture, Rural Development, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2022 (issues related to the co-location of HHS professionals in U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to prevent unnecessary family separations and help expedite safe reunifications, legal and social services for unaccompanied children post-release, Emergency Intake Sites and unlicensed facilities, and provisions affecting unaccompanied children) H.R.4431, Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2022 (provisions affecting unaccompanied children) H.R.5227, LIFT the BAR Act of 2021 S.1375/H.R.2766, Families Belong Together Act S.2003/H.R.4017, Central American Women and Children Protection Act of 2021 Issues related to protections for immigrant survivors, including Special Immigrant Juveniles Issues related to the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2021 Issues related to processing of asylum seekers at the border Issues related to Refugee Protection Act language Issues related to the Children Thrive Action Network, a pathway for citizenship and the importance for immigrant children and families Issues related to ICE alternatives to detention and families Issues related to the treatment of unaccompanied children aging out of the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program Issues related to Vote-a-rama amendments related to unaccompanied children Issues related to legal counsel for unaccompanied children and families Issues related to family separation and permanent protection for separated families Issues related to protections for Afghan unaccompanied children Issues related to care and services for children in ORR and CPB custody Issues related to gender-based violence Issues related to protections special immigrant juveniles (SIJ) and the visa cap Issues related to maintaining Flores Settlement agreement Issues related to ending the Title 42 policy Issues related to COVID prevention and response Issues related to the deportation and expulsion of flights to Haiti, humanitarian parole and other avenues of protection for Haitians Issues related to education access for unaccompanied children and other immigrant students Issues related to the Family Reunification Taskforce Issues related to anti-blackness in immigration policy Issues related to CPB port closures Issues related to the definition of family under federal law RIN 0970-AC87 (Unaccompanied Children Program) 84 CFR 44,392, Apprehension, Processing, Care, and Custody of Alien Minors and Unaccompanied Alien Children 86 Fed. Reg. 49,549, Office of Refugee Resettlement Request for Information on Federal Licensing of ORR Facilities Issues related to the Family Reunification Taskforce RIN 1125-AB20 (Procedures for Credible Fear Screening and Consideration of Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and CAT Protection Claims by Asylum Officers) Issues related to the federal licensing of ORR facilities and models for ORR shelters Issues related to migrant protection protocols Issues related to co-location of HHS child welfare specialists in CPB facilities Issues related to USCIS and EOIR adjudications of childrens cases and family separation Issues related to the Refugee Protection Act Issues related to Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman case assistance.
  • H.R.4502, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Agriculture, Rural Development, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2022 (issues related to the co-location of HHS professionals in U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to prevent unnecessary family separations and help expedite safe reunifications, legal and social services for unaccompanied children post-release, Emergency Intake Sites and unlicensed facilities, and provisions affecting unaccompanied children) H.R.4431, Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2022 (provisions affecting unaccompanied children) Budget resolution and reconciliation (issues related to immigration) Issues related to funding to create an Children's Interagency Coordinating Counsel Issues related to Child Tax Credit

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General Issues: Immigration, Budget/Appropriations, Taxation/Internal Revenue Code

Spending: about $1,213,000 (But it's complicated. Here's why.)

Agencies lobbied since 2017: U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, Health & Human Services - Dept of (HHS), Homeland Security - Dept of (DHS), Justice - Dept of (DOJ), White House Office, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Education - Dept of, State - Dept of (DOS), Office of Management & Budget (OMB), Centers For Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Bills mentioned

H.R.601: Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 and Supplemental Appropriations for...

Sponsor: Nita M. Lowey (D-N.Y.)

H.R.391: Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2017

Sponsor: Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah)

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

Sponsor: John Carter (R-Texas)

H.R.2798: No Russian DACHA Act

Sponsor: Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-N.J.)

H.R.2826: Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act of 2017

Sponsor: Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho)

H.R.3548: Border Security for America Act of 2017

Sponsor: Michael McCaul (R-Texas)

H.R.3697: Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act

Sponsor: Barbara Comstock (R-Va.)

S.1757: Building America's Trust Act

Sponsor: John Cornyn (R-Texas)

S.1312: Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2017

Sponsor: Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa)

S.1311: Abolish Human Trafficking Act of 2017

Sponsor: John Cornyn (R-Texas)

S.1615: Dream Act of 2017

Sponsor: Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)

S.1937: Border Security and Deferred Action Recipient Relief Act

Sponsor: Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.)

S.2192: SECURE Act of 2017

Sponsor: Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa)

H.R.2579: Broader Options for Americans Act

Sponsor: Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio)

H.R.4796: USA Act of 2018

Sponsor: Will Hurd (R-Texas)

S.2367: USA Act of 2018

Sponsor: Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.)

H.R.2043: Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2017

Sponsor: Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.)

S.2468: Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2018

Sponsor: Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii)

H.R.5850: Puerto Rico Higher Education Disaster Relief Act

Sponsor: Jenniffer González-Colón (R-Puerto Rico)

S.3106: Higher Education Mental Health Act of 2018

Sponsor: Bob Casey (D-Pa.)

H.R.3440: Dream Act of 2017

Sponsor: Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.)

H.R.6135: Keep Families Together Act

Sponsor: Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.)

S.3036: Keep Families Together Act

Sponsor: Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)

H.R.2572: Protect Family Values at the Border Act

Sponsor: Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.)

H.R.5950: HELP Separated Children Act

Sponsor: Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.)

S.2937: HELP Separated Children Act

Sponsor: Tina Smith (D-Minn.)

H.RES.927: Condemning the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy.

Sponsor: Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.)

H.R.6136: Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018

Sponsor: Robert W. Goodlatte (R-Va.)

H.R.4760: Securing America's Future Act of 2018

Sponsor: Robert W. Goodlatte (R-Va.)

H.R.6193: Central America Family Protection and Reunification Act

Sponsor: Eliot L. Engel (D-N.Y.)

S.3093: Keep Families Together and Enforce the Law Act

Sponsor: Thom Tillis (R-N.C.)

H.R.6190: Keep Families Together and Enforce the Law Act

Sponsor: Daniel Webster (R-Fla.)

H.R.6181: Keep Families Together and Enforce the Law Act

Sponsor: Rick Crawford (R-Ark.)

S.3091: Protect Kids and Parents Act

Sponsor: Ted Cruz (R-Texas)

H.R.6195: Protect Kids and Parents Act

Sponsor: David A. Brat (R-Va.)

S.3227: REUNITE Act

Sponsor: Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)

S.3478: FAMILIES Act

Sponsor: Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)

S.3540: Central America Reform and Enforcement Act

Sponsor: Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.)

S.3474: Responsibility for Unaccompanied Minors Act

Sponsor: Rob Portman (R-Ohio)

H.R.7030: Prevent CHILD Harm Act of 2018

Sponsor: Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.)

H.R.7047: Child Trafficking Victims Protection and Welfare Act

Sponsor: Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.)

S.3558: Child Trafficking Victims Protection and Welfare Act

Sponsor: Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii)

S.3567: No Internment Camps Act

Sponsor: Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)

H.R.6692: Alternatives to Detention Act of 2018

Sponsor: Anthony Brown (D-Md.)

S.3624: Families, Not Facilities Act of 2018

Sponsor: Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)

S.662: Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2019

Sponsor: Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii)

S.661: Child Trafficking Victims Protection and Welfare Act of 2019

Sponsor: Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii)

S.663: Immigration Court Improvement Act of 2019

Sponsor: Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii)

H.R.541: Keep Families Together Act

Sponsor: Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.)

S.292: Keep Families Together Act

Sponsor: Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)

H.R.3524: Northern Triangle and Border Stabilization Act

Sponsor: Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.)

H.R.2836: Central American Women and Children Protection Act of 2019

Sponsor: Norma Torres (D-Calif.)

S.1781: Central American Women and Children Protection Act of 2019

Sponsor: Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)

H.R.6: American Dream and Promise Act of 2019

Sponsor: Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.)

H.R.2203: Homeland Security Improvement Act

Sponsor: Veronica Escobar (D-Texas)

H.R.3239: Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection...

Sponsor: Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.)

S.1494: Secure and Protect Act of 2019

Sponsor: Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)

H.R.2522: HUMANE Act of 2019

Sponsor: Henry Cuellar (D-Texas)

S.1303: HUMANE Act of 2019

Sponsor: John Cornyn (R-Texas)

H.R.2347: Border and Refugee Assistance Act of 2019

Sponsor: Filemon Vela (D-Texas)

S.1165: Responsibility for Unaccompanied Minors Act

Sponsor: Rob Portman (R-Ohio)

H.R.3729: Child Trafficking Victims Protection and Welfare Act

Sponsor: Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.)

H.R.3452: Help Separated Families Act of 2019

Sponsor: Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.)

S.2135: Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection...

Sponsor: Tom Udall (D-N.M.)

S.2219: A bill to clarify the rights of all persons who are held or detained at...

Sponsor: Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)

S.2113: Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act

Sponsor: Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)

H.R.4378: Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Health Extenders Act of 2019

Sponsor: Nita M. Lowey (D-N.Y.)

H.R.4599: The Southern Border Communities Relief Act of 2019

Sponsor: Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.)

H.R.1865: Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020

Sponsor: Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-N.J.)

H.R.5581: Access to Counsel Act of 2020

Sponsor: Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.)

S.3645: FIRST Act

Sponsor: Cory Booker (D-N.J.)

H.R.6798: Haitian Deportation Relief Act

Sponsor: Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.)

S.4011: Immigration Enforcement Moratorium Act

Sponsor: Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.)

H.R.748: CARES Act

Sponsor: Joe Courtney (D-Conn.)

S.3548: CARES Act

Sponsor: Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)

S.2389: FAIR Proceedings Act

Sponsor: Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)

H.R.8337: Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act

Sponsor: Nita M. Lowey (D-N.Y.)

H.R.7669: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2021

Sponsor: Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.)

H.R.7614: Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and...

Sponsor: Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.)

H.R.4155: Funding Attorneys for Indigent Removal (FAIR) Proceedings Act

Sponsor: A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.)

H.R.883: Families Belong Together Act

Sponsor: Joaquín Castro (D-Texas)

H.R.133: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021

Sponsor: Henry Cuellar (D-Texas)

H.R.1158: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020

Sponsor: Michael McCaul (R-Texas)

S.901: FAIR Proceedings Act

Sponsor: Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)

S.348: U.S. Citizenship Act

Sponsor: Robert Menendez (D-N.J.)

H.R.1177: U.S. Citizenship Act

Sponsor: Linda T. Sánchez (D-Calif.)

H.R.1573: Access to Counsel Act of 2021

Sponsor: Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.)

H.R.1865: Jenna Quinn Law

Sponsor: Susan Wild (D-Pa.)

S.1358: Bipartisan Border Solutions Act of 2021

Sponsor: John Cornyn (R-Texas)

H.R.2839: Bipartisan Border Solutions Act of 2021

Sponsor: Henry Cuellar (D-Texas)

S.1375: Families Belong Together Act

Sponsor: Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)

H.R.2766: Families Belong Together Act

Sponsor: Joaquín Castro (D-Texas)

S.1660: HEAL for Immigrant Families Act of 2021

Sponsor: Cory Booker (D-N.J.)

H.R.3149: HEAL for Immigrant Families Act of 2021

Sponsor: Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.)

S.1949: Border Response Resilience Act

Sponsor: Rob Portman (R-Ohio)

S.264: Dream Act of 2021

Sponsor: Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.)

H.R.133: David’s Law

Sponsor: Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas)

H.R.3557: Homeland Security Improvement Act

Sponsor: Veronica Escobar (D-Texas)

H.R.1620: Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2021

Sponsor: Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas)

H.R.4502: Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Agriculture, Rural...

Sponsor: Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.)

H.R.4431: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2022

Sponsor: Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.)

H.R.5227: LIFT the BAR Act of 2021

Sponsor: Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.)

S.2003: Central American Women and Children Protection Act of 2021

Sponsor: Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)

H.R.4017: Central American Women and Children Protection Act of 2021

Sponsor: Norma Torres (D-Calif.)

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Jennifer Podkul Policy Director
Cory Shindel Policy Associate
Jason Boyd DHS Detailee, House of Representatives Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security
Cory Smith n/a

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