H.R.541: Keep Families Together Act

Overview

The Keep Families Together Act was developed in consultation with child welfare experts to ensure the federal government is acting in the best interest of children. The bill allows immigrant children to be separated from their parents only in the event they are being trafficked or abused by their parents. To provide an additional layer of protection, the bill provides for an immediate review by a superior upon the recommendation to separate, and only after consultation with a child welfare expert.

S. 292 is the Senate companion bill.

Our Stance

Support

Priority

High

Bill Number

H.R.541

Date Introduced

January 14, 2019

Committee

House Judiciary Committee

Bill Status

Introduced or Prefiled