Immigration Law

Cornyn-Cuellar Bill Trades Safety for Expediency

"Several recently-introduced proposals, such as the HUMANE Act introduced by Sen. Cornyn and Rep. Cuellar, would put vulnerable children in harm’s way by stripping away critical protections in the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008 for children from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. The proposals would subject these children instead to the lower, inadequate standard of protection currently used primarily on Mexican children and/or would dramatically expedite the process by which children are removed though accelerated hearings." - First Focus Campaign for Children, American Immigration Lawyers Association, July 16, 2014.

Contact: Wendy Cervantes, First Focus Campaign for Children; wendyc@firstfocus.net; 202.657.0637 and Greg Chen, American Immigration Lawyers Association; gchen@aila.org; 202.507.7615

AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 14071145. (Posted 7/16/14)