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Democrats refuse Collins’ amendment to protect migrant children from violence – House Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON — Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, filed an amendment to the House Homeland Security (HHS) portion of H.R. 2740 — Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Legislative Branch, Defense, State, Foreign Operations and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020. Collins’ amendment would help protect unaccompanied alien children from placement in homes with criminals or individuals who have posed a danger to children. Democrats, however, refused to consider the amendment.

“The professionals at Health and Human Services are committed to keeping vulnerable migrant children safe from violent predators, and I support them,” said Collins. “Without this amendment, HHS workers can’t share information about potential threats with their colleagues at Homeland Security. I filed this amendment because sharing information is key to protecting Americans and migrants victimized by the border crisis — especially kids. It’s unthinkable that Democrats are refusing even to consider an amendment to keep children safe.”

The text of the amendment is available here.

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