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house Bill H.R. 2203

Should Homeland Security Ban the Separation of Children From Families in Migrant Detention Facilities?

Argument in favor

The disturbing volume of reports detailing migrants’ mistreatment in government detention facilities, as well as the 24 deaths that have been reported thus far, clearly demonstrate the need for greater oversight of the government’s policies with regard to unauthorized migrants’ detention.

jimK's Opinion
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09/25/2019
Yes, keep families together. Make sure that children have their parents near to watch over them. Restore aid to the South American country’s whose poorest are starving due to the new ravages of climate change. Stop with all the immigration restrictive policies such as merit testing, walls, and further head count limits which only encourage more to came now- before all the greater restrictions are put into place. Common sense and compassion is what we need, not police actions against defenseless people.
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Roland's Opinion
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09/22/2019
I cannot believe that this question even needs to be asked! Of course, children should NOT be separated from migrant parents. If we need to adjust the holding facilities that we currently have to accommodate the changing nature of the need at the border, then THAT is what we have to do.
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Wendy's Opinion
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09/25/2019
Yes!! To do anything else is illegal and cruel! Keep families together! We are shamed before the entire world for the actions of the Prince of LIes and his cohorts. I'm surprised we haven't been condemned for inhumanity in the UN.
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Argument opposed

There are already multiple oversight and accountability procedures in place to ensure the safe operation of ICE and CBP facilities. Instead of asking Homeland Security for more reports, Congress should provide funding to address the border crisis to improve conditions at detention facilities and address the factors fueling the surge in illegal immigration.

ProudAmerican's Opinion
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07/24/2019
Hell no. Fix our asylum laws, secure our border & ports of entry, and reform our broken immigration laws NOW.
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JTJ's Opinion
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09/26/2019
You mean should DHS ban OBAMAS separation policy?
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Doug's Opinion
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09/25/2019
These kids are victims of their parents criminal behavior. The kids shouldn’t be incarcerated, and like children of US citizens they should be separated.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • The house Passed September 25th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 230 Yea / 194 Nay
      house Committees
      Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations
      Committee on Homeland Security
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Immigration and Citizenship
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedApril 10th, 2019

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Bill Activity

  • IntroReferral
    Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Green (TN) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add language at the end of section 711 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Ombudsman to include additional information inspecific reports.
  • Floor
    Mr. Green (TN) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Homeland Security.
  • Floor
    Considered as unfinished business.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule 19, the Chair postponed further proceedings on H.R. 2203.
  • Floor
    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - The House resumed with debate on H.R. 2203.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2203.
  • Floor
    Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2203, H.R. 3525 and H. Res. 576. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2203, H.R. 3525, and H.Res. 576 under closed rules. Rule also provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of September 26, 2019, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules; and provides for proceedings during the period from September 30, 2019, through October 14, 2019
  • Floor
    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 577.
  • Floor
    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 230 - 194 (Roll no. 546). (text: CR H7928-7929)
  • Floor
    Mr. Green (TN) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Homeland Security. (text: CR H7974)
  • Floor
    Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7974-7976)
  • Floor
    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 577. (consideration: CR H7928-7934)
  • Floor
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • Floor
    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 230 - 194 (Roll no. 546).
  • Floor
    On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 207 - 216 (Roll no. 545).
  • Floor
    The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
  • Floor
    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 577 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2203, H.R. 3525 and H. Res. 576. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2203, H.R. 3525, and H.Res. 576 under closed rules. Rule also provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of September 26, 2019, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules; and provides for proceedings during the period from September 30, 2019, through October 14, 2019
  • Calendars
    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 122.
  • Discharge
    Committee on Ways and Means discharged.
  • Discharge
    Committee on the Judiciary discharged.
  • Committee
    Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 116-163, Part I.
  • Committee
    Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 16 - 13.
  • Committee
    Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
  • Committee
    Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations Discharged.
  • Committee
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.
  • Committee
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations.
  • IntroReferral
    Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Ways and Means, 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.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • The house Passed September 25th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 230 Yea / 194 Nay
      house Committees
      Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations
      Committee on Homeland Security
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Immigration and Citizenship
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedApril 10th, 2019

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    Yes, keep families together. Make sure that children have their parents near to watch over them. Restore aid to the South American country’s whose poorest are starving due to the new ravages of climate change. Stop with all the immigration restrictive policies such as merit testing, walls, and further head count limits which only encourage more to came now- before all the greater restrictions are put into place. Common sense and compassion is what we need, not police actions against defenseless people.
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    Hell no. Fix our asylum laws, secure our border & ports of entry, and reform our broken immigration laws NOW.
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    I cannot believe that this question even needs to be asked! Of course, children should NOT be separated from migrant parents. If we need to adjust the holding facilities that we currently have to accommodate the changing nature of the need at the border, then THAT is what we have to do.
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    Yes!! To do anything else is illegal and cruel! Keep families together! We are shamed before the entire world for the actions of the Prince of LIes and his cohorts. I'm surprised we haven't been condemned for inhumanity in the UN.
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    Of course! The United States should not engage in the kidnapping of children from their family
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    You mean should DHS ban OBAMAS separation policy?
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    Need to ask that question? No children should be separated from parents PERIOD!
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    These kids are victims of their parents criminal behavior. The kids shouldn’t be incarcerated, and like children of US citizens they should be separated.
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    Who knows how much damage has been done to the children that have been separated from their families. There should be more oversight to fix this cruel policy.
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    A good and sorely needed oversight. I support this bill 100%. Let's end the inhumane treatment of all people, instead of treating those looking for a better life, or fleeing for their lives, as crimimals. Those who try to equate the undocumented being held in detention with a U.S. Citizen who is arrested..there is a big difference. If the citizen is arrested and in jail the child would be placed with a relative or Child Services. If an immigrant...looking for asylum or undocumented, who knows where the child goes? Put yourself in those shoes....if it was your child.
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    Hell yes! No one of any integrity would continue this repulsive practice.
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    Stop this inhumane treatment of decent people who are on the run from tyrannies.
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    Keep families together. Treat people humanely. Show some decency.
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    For all the Repugnants on this feed that think it’s okay to separate children from their parent because they are committing a crime- know that coming to the border and asking for asylum is not a crime. How would you folks feel if your kids were removed from you because you are stupid? Sadly, stupidity is not a crime either.
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    I can’t believe that this is even an issue. Families should never be separated.
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    First of all, people asking for sanctuary are not criminals! This lie was put forth by the faketriot in the WH. Secondly, are you aware of the damage that is done to a child separated from their parents? (Imagine a damaged child 20 years from now with a gun looking for revenge.) trump followers are not only cruel and without compassion but amazingly short sighted. Sad!
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    Enforcing the law does not justify separating migrant children from their parents.
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    So it's okay to separate children from their parents. Is this WJWD? You are NOT a true Christian.
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    I see no rationale reason to separate children from their parents. Even if you think it’s a deterrent to entering this country, it causes more problems and damage than necessary.
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    Maybe Baron Trump should be taken from his Mother Melania and also remove Jared's and Ivanka's. Perhaps if they protested Trump would change his policies. Round up Eric's and DON JR.'s too!!!
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