S.2420: End Child Trafficking Now Act

Overview

S. 2420 would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to require DNA testing to determine a familial relationship between a parent and an accompanying minor. Should a parent refuse the DNA test, or is unable to provide required documentation and witness testimony proving that they are the parent, the child would be treated as “an unaccompanied alien child,” defined as someone who:

• Has no lawful immigration status in the United States;
• Has not attained 18 years of age;
• Does not have a parent or legal guardian in the United States; or
• No parent or legal guardian in the United States is available to provide care and physical custody.

Currently, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are legally required to care for Unaccompanied “Alien” Children. Additionally, If it is determined that the person is not a relative of the child, they would be fined and/or imprisoned for up to ten years.

H.R. 3864 is the House companion bill.

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Our Stance

Watching

Priority

Medium

Bill Number

S.2420

Date Introduced

August 01, 2019

Committee

Senate Judiciary Committee

Bill Status

Introduced or Prefiled

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