Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX): Families First Act of Introduced 6/22/2018. Introduced 6/22/2018

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1 ions Reform of Protection Maloney Disabilities First of Nadler Failed 6/27/ 6/27/ 6/26/ 6/22/ 6/22/ 6/21/ 6/19/ 10/3/ Companion Bill Provides for family detention? Yes. Permits the indefinite detention of children and weakens standards of care for children in these facilities by removing children crossing the border. Requires reunification of families separated at the border. Prohibits agents from removing disabled immigrants, both children and adults, from their family members at the border unless the relatives are a threat to those immigrants. Yes. Permits the indefinite detention of children and weakens standards of care for children in these facilities by removing children crossing the border. Requires the government to not separate immigrant immediately reunite those who were separated at the border. Yes. Requires the Department of Homeland Security maintain care and custody of adults charged with illegal entry with their children while charges are pending with the Department of Justice. Sen. Dianne Feinstein Sen. Cory A. Booker (D-NJ): S S.3112 Requires DHS to favor family unity, keep sibling groups together and presume that detention is not in the best interest of children. Requires government to not detain vulnerable individuals, including UACs, and provide them with a de novo custody determination hearing every 60 days unless circumstance changed.

2 Provides for family detention? Reform of Protection Maloney Disabilities First of Nadler Prohibits agents from separating immigrant kids from parents Requires DHS to make initial custody determination for each immigrant within 48 hours after taking the unless the parent immigrants into is threat to the child. custody and provide them with opportunity of hearing within 72 hours after initial custody determination. Requires HHS and DHS Secretaries to develop training and guidance for cases of families entering the U.S. together. Requires government to cooperate with nongovernmental community-based organizations to establish alternatives to detention for immigrants who are not a public threat.

3 Provides process for reunification? Reform of Protection Maloney Disabilities First of Nadler Discourages Yes. Requires HHS, Partially. Limits Discourages Yes. Requires the Yes. Requires reunification by DHS,Defense and family separation reunification by State DHS to establish requiring the U.S. State Departments by prohibiting requiring the U.S. Department thr a system of Department of to establish and Department of ough our locating Health and Human implement agents from Health and Human embassies in El separated Services (HHS) to policies, removing disabled Services (HHS) to Salvador, parents and try to determine procedures and children and try to determine Honduras and children in the strategies ensuring adults from their the Guatemala to detention status of an reunification of family members. status of an prioritize facilities. individual in children separated individual in supporting whose care an from their family whose care an governments and unaccompanied members at the unaccompanied citizens of these child would be border at the child would be countries to placed. Requires earliest possible placed. Requires facilitate DHS to pursue date. DHS to pursue immediate family deportation deportation reunification. proceedings if the proceedings if the individual is individual is undocumented. undocumented.

4 Additional resources for families? Reform of Protection Maloney Disabilities First of Nadler Yes. Requires Yes. Requires DHS Yes. Creates an Yes. Requires creation of an Secretary to Office of Victims DHS to provide electronic registry provide family of Crime the separated for separated members with Committed families with family members information about against Individuals basic that will be used the separated Removed from information by appropriate disabled the United States about their agencies to immigrants once at the State relatives at least reunite the per month. Department. once per month. families. Additional resources for families? Requires the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to address the psychosocial and health impact that the Trump family separation policy will have on n children.

5 Reporting Requirements? Overturns Flores protections? Reform of Protection Maloney Disabilities First of Nadler Yes. Requires HHS, Yes. Requires DHS Yes. Requires Yes. Requires DHS, Defense and to provide reporting on gang- DHS to publish State Departments separated family and organizedcrime-related information to collectively members with a about detainees submit a report to status report on violence in the on public the Congress describing the newly established and implemented policies within 14 days after enacment of the bill. the monthly activities, education, health, status and other information about the disabled immigrant adults and children. Northern Triangle with a particular focus on violence against children. Requires reporting from the State Department on gender-based violence in the Northern Triangle countries and orders the website and set up an online detainee locator system. Secretary of State to develop a strategy for reducing such violence in those countries. Yes. Allows Yes. Allows Yes. Allows dentention of dentention of dentention of children together children together children together with their parents. with their parents. with their parents.

6 Modifies TVPRA? Provisions relating to facilities and beds? Reform of Protection Maloney Disabilities First of Nadler Yes. Removes Yes. Removes Yes. Clarifies the standards for unaccompanied unaccompanied family detention. minor children minor children from noncontiguoucontiguous from non- countries, countries, including including subjecting them to subjecting them to expedited expedited processing and processing and removal. removal. Yes. Authorizes $50 million for the construction of facilities to safely and securely hold families while legal proceedings are processed. Yes. Requires DHS to establish criteria for detention centers that meet the American Bar Association s Civil Immigration Detention Standards, with penalties for the failure to meet standards. Requires periodic inspections of those facilities and reports. Phases out private detention facilities

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