US HB3524 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 61-0)
Status: Introduced on June 27 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-08-02 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Northern Triangle and Border Stabilization Act This bill authorizes assistance to the Northern Triangle countries (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras) to address the causes of migration to the United States and contains provisions related to the handling of such migrants. The Department of State shall create and implement a Northern Triangle strategy to (1) address crime and violence, (2) improve democratic governance, and (3) promote economic development and tackle extreme poverty. The State Department shall (1) help strengthen the capacity of Western Hemisphere countries to accept and care for refugees, and (2) establish Designated Processing Centers in various Latin American countries to process individuals seeking to migrate to the United States. At least 100,000 additional nationals from Northern Triangle countries shall be admitted as refugees each year from FY2020 through FY2024. The bill requires the hiring of additional Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers, immigration judges, and related staff. The Department of Homeland Security shall establish standards of minimum care for individuals in CBP custody and additional guidelines and standards relating to children in CBP custody. The bill expands penalties related to smuggling and establishes criminal penalties for certain actions related to evading border controls. The bill contains various other immigration-related provisions, including (1) limits on when asylum applicants may be removed, (2) an expansion of alternatives to detention programs, and (3) a requirement that the Department of Justice provide counsel to children and particularly vulnerable individuals in immigration proceedings.

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Title

Northern Triangle and Border Stabilization Act

Sponsors

Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA]Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA]
Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX]Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]
Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA]Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX]Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV]
Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA]Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]
Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]
Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA]Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA]
Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY]Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA]Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA]
Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA]Rep. C.A. Ruppersberger [D-MD]Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA]
Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY]Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]
Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA]Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]Rep. Ben Lujan [D-NM]Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]
Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX]
Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]Rep. Tony Cardenas [D-CA]
Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]Rep. Val Demings [D-FL]Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA]
Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV]Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY]Rep. Lisa Rochester [D-DE]Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]
Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL]Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL]Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA]
Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]

History

DateChamberAction
2019-08-02HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations.
2019-07-30HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.
2019-06-27HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Education and Labor, Armed Services, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Financial Services, Homeland Security, Ways and Means, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2019-06-27HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Education and Labor, Armed Services, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Financial Services, Homeland Security, Ways and Means, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2019-06-27HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Education and Labor, Armed Services, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Financial Services, Homeland Security, Ways and Means, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2019-06-27HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Education and Labor, Armed Services, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Financial Services, Homeland Security, Ways and Means, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2019-06-27HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Education and Labor, Armed Services, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Financial Services, Homeland Security, Ways and Means, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2019-06-27HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Education and Labor, Armed Services, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Financial Services, Homeland Security, Ways and Means, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2019-06-27HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Education and Labor, Armed Services, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Financial Services, Homeland Security, Ways and Means, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2019-06-27HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Education and Labor, Armed Services, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Financial Services, Homeland Security, Ways and Means, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2019-06-27HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Education and Labor, Armed Services, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Financial Services, Homeland Security, Ways and Means, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2019-06-27HouseIntroduced in House

Subjects

Administrative law and regulatory procedures
Administrative remedies
Agricultural trade
Alternative and renewable resources
Alternative dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration
Border security and unlawful immigration
Child health
Child safety and welfare
Competitiveness, trade promotion, trade deficits
Congressional oversight
Costa Rica
Crime prevention
Crime victims
Crimes against women
Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
Department of Homeland Security
Detention of persons
Diplomacy, foreign officials, Americans abroad
Domestic violence and child abuse
Drug trafficking and controlled substances
Due process and equal protection
Economic development
Education programs funding
El Salvador
Elections, voting, political campaign regulation
Elementary and secondary education
Employee performance
Employment discrimination and employee rights
Environmental technology
Executive agency funding and structure
Family relationships
Food supply, safety, and labeling
Foreign aid and international relief
Foreign labor
Fraud offenses and financial crimes
Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
Government ethics and transparency, public corruption
Government information and archives
Government studies and investigations
Guatemala
Health information and medical records
Health technology, devices, supplies
Honduras
Human rights
Human trafficking
Immigrant health and welfare
Immigration status and procedures
International affairs
International organizations and cooperation
Judges
Judicial procedure and administration
Juvenile crime and gang violence
Labor standards
Latin America
Law enforcement administration and funding
Law enforcement officers
Lawyers and legal services
Legal fees and court costs
Medical tests and diagnostic methods
Mental health
Mexico
Migrant, seasonal, agricultural labor
News media and reporting
Nutrition and diet
Organized crime
Poverty and welfare assistance
Protest and dissent
Refugees, asylum, displaced persons
Religion
Rule of law and government transparency
Separation, divorce, custody, support
Sex offenses
Sex, gender, sexual orientation discrimination
Small business
Smuggling and trafficking
Specialized courts
Tax administration and collection, taxpayers
Teaching, teachers, curricula
Temporary and part-time employment
U.S. and foreign investments
Violent crime
Visas and passports
Vocational and technical education
Women in business
Women's health

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