Senate Bill 3093
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Keep Families Together and Enforce the Law Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jun 20, 2018
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jun 20, 2018
Latest Action
Jun 21, 2018
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
3093
Congress
115
Policy Area
Immigration
Immigration
Primary focus of measure is administration of immigration and naturalization matters; immigration enforcement procedures; refugees and asylum policies; travel and residence documentation; foreign labor; benefits for immigrants. Measures concerning smuggling and trafficking of persons may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement policy area. Measures concerning refugees may fall under International Affairs policy area.
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No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Keep Families Together and Enforce the Law Act

This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to extend protective custody over alien children under age 18 who are accompanied by a parent and apprehended at the border or are seeking admission to the United States at a port of entry. DHS must temporarily house an alien child under age 18 in a family residential center during the pendency of civil or criminal proceedings.

DHS must increase the number of available beds in family residential centers. The Department of Justice must increase the number of immigration judge teams to conduct prioritized proceedings for accompanied alien children and families apprehended at the southwest border or who are seeking admission to the United States at a port of entry.

Text (1)
Actions (3)
06/21/2018
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 477.
06/20/2018
Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
06/20/2018
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jun 21, 2018 5:10:52 AM
Updated
Sep 28, 2020 10:56:43 PM