Letters and Correspondence

Letter: On the “Best Interests of the Child” Standard and Policy Packages

Child Rights
Children of Immigrants
Safety

On June 18, 2019, First Focus Campaign for Children wrote a letter to House Democratic Leadership regarding the “best interests of the child” standard and helpful proposals moving toward that.

Excerpt:

We urge House Democrats to cosponsor, consider, and pass the following important pieces of legislation:

• H.R. 3729, the Child Trafficking Victims Protection and Welfare Act, by Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard

• H.R. 3239, the Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in CBP Custody Act by Rep. Raul Ruiz

• H.R. 2043, the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act by Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard

• H.R. 1012, the Reunite Every Unaccompanied Newborn Infant, Toddler, and Other Children Expeditiously (REUNITE) Act by Rep. Adriano Espaillat

• H.R. 541, the Keep Families Together Act by Rep. Jerrold Nadler

• H.R. 2572, the Protect Family Values at the Border Act by Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard

• H.R. 2217, the Families Not Facilities Act of 2019 by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

• H.R. 3451, the Humane Enforcement and Legal Protections for Separated Children Act of 2019 by Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard

• H.R. 3452, the Help Separated Families Act of 2019 by Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard

View the letter.

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