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    House passes border aid bill despite White House veto threat

    House passes border aid bill despite White House veto threat

    By Clare Foran, Ashley Killough, Lauren Fox and Manu Raju, CNN
    Updated 9:58 PM ET, Tue June 25, 2019

    Washington (CNN)The House of Representatives voted by 230-195 on Tuesday to approve $4.5 billion in aid for the growing crisis at the US southern border -- a vote that followed Democratic infighting over the package and a White House veto threat.

    House Democratic leaders had worked to quell a progressive rebellion and secured passage after making several updates to the measure in response to concerns within the caucus, but the White House has already said it "strongly opposes" the legislation and it is not clear whether the House and Senate will be able to reach an agreement the President will sign off on.

    The Senate has a bipartisan bill that would allocate $4.59 billion for the border crisis and advanced out of the Senate Appropriations Committee on a 30-1 vote last week. But the proposal has significant differences with the House bill, adding to the uncertainty over whether a deal can be reached.



    100 children moved back to controversial Clint, Texas, facility

    The progressive pushback against the bill was an unexpected wrinkle in the race to get the legislation passed and signed into law before a key agency -- the Office of Refugee Resettlement -- runs out of money at the end of the month.

    That's not the only agency in desperate need of funding to stem the crisis at the border. The funding would also go to help other agencies and help manage the crisis.

    The Senate still faces uncertainty on when it will pass its own border supplemental bill, which doesn't include some of the policy riders the House bill has and includes money for? the Department of Defense, something that the House doesn't do.

    In a possible sign that the House and Senate may be able to find common ground, however, Pelosi referred to the Senate legislation as a "good bill," in a House Democratic caucus meeting on Tuesday, according to a senior Democratic aide.
    "The Senate has a good bill," Pelosi said at the meeting, according to the aide, though she then said, "Our bill is much better. But if we are going to prevail we have to have a good, strong vote."

    But even if the House and Senate can come to an agreement, it's still an open question whether the President will sign off.

    Sen. Dick Shelby, the Republican chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said on Tuesday that he does not have assurances from the White House that the President will definitely support the Senate bill and sign it into law if it's the proposal that passes. "We don't," Shelby said.

    In a more than two-hour meeting on Monday night, House Democratic leaders and appropriators faced tough questions from rank-and-file members frustrated by House leadership's strategy and the underlying border spending bill.

    House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey, a Democrat from New York, unveiled proposed changes on Tuesday morning to the border aid bill, including strengthening requirements for the care of migrants in government custody and setting a time limit of 90 days for unaccompanied children to stay in temporary shelters.

    Late Tuesday afternoon, the proposed changes were updated to include additional provisions, including requiring the secretary of Health and Human Services to replace contractors who do not meet "enhanced standards required under the Flores settlement" -- which limits the length of time and conditions under which US officials can detain immigrant children.

    The White House veto threat, however, made clear that the administration "strongly opposes" the bill and argued that it "contains a number of problematic policy provisions that would hinder the administration's efforts to enforce our immigration laws and protect children."

    This story has been updated with additional developments Tuesday.


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    PRAY that this bill can't get through conference committee. Trump is a 100% LYING TRAITOR and will sign anything handed to him and then claim he's not happy what with he signed but really didn't have a choice but to sign it.
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    SEND THEM BACK TO THEIR PRESIDENT!

    STOP DUMPING THESE FOREIGN KIDS ON OUR BACKS TO PAY FOR!

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    H.R.3401 - Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)

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    Sponsor: Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] (Introduced 06/21/2019)
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    <DOC>

    116th CONGRESS
    1st Session
    H. R. 3401

    Making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending
    September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.
    __________________________________________________ _____________________

    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

    June 21, 2019

    Mrs. Lowey introduced the following bill; which was referred to the

    Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, 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
    __________________________________________________ _____________________

    A BILL

    Making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending
    September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
    United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following
    sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise
    appropriated, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for
    other purposes, namely:

    TITLE I

    DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

    General Administration

    executive office for immigration review

    For an additional amount for ``Executive Office for Immigration
    Review'', $15,000,000 to be used only for services and activities
    provided by the Legal Orientation Program: Provided, That such amount
    is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement
    pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and
    Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    United States Marshals Service

    federal prisoner detention

    For an additional amount for ``Federal Prisoner Detention'',
    $155,000,000 to be used only for the necessary expenses related to
    United States prisoners in the custody of the United States Marshals
    Service as authorized by section 4013 of title 18, United States Code:
    Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for
    an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the
    Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    TITLE II

    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

    Security, Enforcement, and Border Protection

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    operations and support

    For an additional amount for ``Operations and Support'' for
    necessary expenses to respond to the significant rise in aliens at the
    southwest border and related activities, $1,217,931,000, to remain
    available until September 30, 2020; of which $702,500,000 is for
    migrant processing facilities; of which $92,000,000 is for consumables;
    of which $19,950,000 is for medical assets and high risk support; of
    which $8,000,000 is for Federal Protective Service support; of which
    $35,000,000 is for transportation; of which $90,636,000 is for
    temporary duty and overtime costs; of which $19,845,000 is for
    reimbursements for temporary duty and overtime costs; and of which
    $50,000,000 is for mission support data systems and analysis: Provided,
    That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an
    emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the
    Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    procurement, construction, and improvements

    For an additional amount for ``Procurement, Construction, and
    Improvements'' for migrant processing facilities, $85,000,000, to
    remain available until September 30, 2023: Provided, That such amount
    is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement
    pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and
    Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

    operations and support

    For an additional amount for ``Operations and Support'' for
    necessary expenses to respond to the significant rise in aliens at the
    southwest border and related activities, $128,238,000; of which
    $35,943,000 is for transportation of unaccompanied alien children; of
    which $11,981,000 is for detainee transportation for medical needs,
    court proceedings, or relocation to and from U.S. Customs and Border
    Protection custody; of which $5,114,000 is for reimbursements for
    overtime and temporary duty costs; of which $20,000,000 is for
    alternatives to detention; of which $45,000,000 is for detainee medical
    care; and of which $10,200,000 is for the Office of Professional
    Responsibility for background investigations and facility inspections:
    Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for
    an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the
    Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    Federal Emergency Management Agency

    federal assistance

    For an additional amount for ``Federal Assistance'', $60,000,000,
    to remain available until September 30, 2020, for the emergency food
    and shelter program under Title III of the McKinney-Vento Homeless
    Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11331 et seq.) for the purposes of providing
    assistance to aliens released from the custody of the Department of
    Homeland Security: Provided, That notwithstanding Sections 315 and
    316(b) of such Act, funds made available under this section shall be
    disbursed by the Emergency Food and Shelter Program National Board not
    later than 30 days after the date on which such funds becomes
    available: Provided further, That the Emergency Food and Shelter
    Program National Board shall distribute such funds only to
    jurisdictions or local recipient organizations serving communities that
    have experienced a significant influx of such aliens: Provided further,
    That such funds may be used to reimburse such jurisdictions or local
    recipient organizations for costs incurred in providing services to
    such aliens on or after January 1, 2019: Provided further, That such
    amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency
    requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget
    and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS TITLE

    Sec. 201. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds made
    available under each heading in this title shall only be used for the
    purposes specifically described under that heading.
    Sec. 202. Division A of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019
    (Public Law 116-6) is amended by adding after section 540 the
    following:
    ``Sec. 541. (a) Section 831 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6
    U.S.C. 391) shall be applied--
    ``(1) in subsection (a), by substituting `September 30,
    2019,' for `September 30, 2017,'; and
    ``(2) in subsection (c)(1), by substituting `September 30,
    2019,' for `September 30, 2017'.
    ``(b) The Secretary of Homeland Security, under the authority of
    section 831 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 391(a)), may
    carry out prototype projects under section 2371b of title 10, United
    States Code, and the Secretary shall perform the functions of the
    Secretary of Defense as prescribed.
    ``(c) The Secretary of Homeland Security under section 831 of the
    Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 391(d)) may use the definition
    of nontraditional government contractor as defined in section 2371b(e)
    of title 10, United States Code.''.
    Sec. 203. (a) The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security
    shall establish policies and distribute written personnel guidance, as
    appropriate, not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this
    Act on the following:
    (1) Providing private meeting space and video
    teleconferencing access for individuals returned to Mexico
    under the Migrant Protection Protocols to consult with legal
    counsel, including prior to initial immigration court hearings.
    (2) Efforts, in consultation with the Department of State,
    to address the housing, transportation, and security needs of
    such individuals.
    (3) Efforts, in consultation with the Department of
    Justice, to ensure that such individuals are briefed, in their
    primary spoken language to the greatest extent possible, on
    their legal rights and obligations prior to being returned to
    Mexico.
    (4) Efforts, in consultation with the Department of
    Justice, to prioritize the immigration proceedings of such
    individuals.
    (5) The establishment of written policies defining
    categories of vulnerable individuals who should not be so
    returned.
    (b) For purposes of this section, the term ``Migrant Protection
    Protocols'' means the actions taken by the Secretary to implement the
    memorandum dated January 25, 2019 entitled ``Policy Guidance for the
    Implementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols''.
    (c) The amounts provided by this section are designated by the
    Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section
    251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control
    Act of 1985.
    Sec. 204. None of the funds provided in this Act under ``U.S.
    Customs and Border Protection--Operations and Support'' for facilities
    shall be available until U.S. Customs and Border Protection establishes
    policies (via directive, procedures, guidance, and/or memorandum) and
    training programs to ensure that such facilities adhere to the National
    Standards on Transport, Escort, Detention, and Search, published in
    October of 2015: Provided, That not later than 90 days after the date
    of enactment of this Act, U.S. Customs and Border Protection shall
    provide a detailed report to the Committees on Appropriations of the
    Senate and the House of Representatives, the Committee on the Judiciary
    of the Senate, and the House Judiciary Committee regarding the
    establishment and implementation of such policies and training
    programs.
    Sec. 205. No later than 30 days after the date of enactment of
    this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall provide a report on
    the number of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers assigned to
    Northern Border land ports of entry and temporarily assigned to the
    ongoing humanitarian crisis: Provided, That the report shall outline
    what resources and conditions would allow a return to northern border
    staffing levels that are no less than the number committed in the June
    12, 2018 Department of Homeland Security Northern Border Strategy:
    Provided further, That the report shall include the number of officers
    temporarily assigned to the southwest border in response to the ongoing
    humanitarian crisis, the number of days the officers will be away from
    their northern border assignment, the northern border ports from which
    officers are being assigned to the southwest border, and efforts being
    made to limit the impact on operations at each northern border land
    port of entry where officers have been temporarily assigned to the
    southwest border.
    Sec. 206. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made
    available by this Act or division A of the Consolidated Appropriations
    Act, 2019 (Public Law 116-6) for the Department of Homeland Security
    may be used to relocate to the National Targeting Center the vetting of
    Trusted Traveler Program applications and operations currently carried
    out at existing locations unless specifically authorized by a statute
    enacted after the date of enactment of this Act.
    Sec. 207. (a) Of the additional amount provided under ``U.S.
    Customs and Border Protection--Operations and Support'', $200,000,000
    is for a multi-agency, integrated, migrant processing center pilot
    program for family units and unaccompanied alien children, including
    the following:
    (1) Ongoing assessment and treatment efforts for physical
    or mental health conditions, including development of a support
    plan and services for each member of a vulnerable population.
    (2) Assessments of child protection and welfare needs.
    (3) Food, shelter, hygiene services and supplies, clothing,
    and activities appropriate for the non-penal, civil detention
    of families.
    (4) Personnel with appropriate training on caring for
    families and vulnerable populations in a civil detention
    environment.
    (5) Free telephonic communication access, including support
    for contacting family members.
    (6) Direct access to legal orientation, legal
    representation, and case management in private areas of the
    center.
    (7) Credible fear and reasonable fear interviews conducted
    by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services asylum officers in
    private areas of the center.
    ( Granting of asylum directly by U.S. Citizenship and
    Immigration Services for manifestly well-founded or clearly
    meritorious cases.
    (9) For family units not found removable prior to departure
    from the center--
    (A) release on own recognizance or placement in
    alternatives to detention with case management; and
    (B) coordinated transport to a respite shelter or
    city of final destination.
    (10) For family units found removable prior to departure
    from the center, safe return planning support by an immigration
    case manager, including a consular visit to assist with
    reintegration.
    (11) On-site operational support by non-governmental
    organizations for the identification and protection of
    vulnerable populations.
    (b) The Secretary shall notify the Committees on Appropriations of
    the Senate and the House of Representatives within 24 hours of any--
    (1) unaccompanied child placed in the pilot program whose
    time in Department of Homeland Security custody exceeds 72
    hours; and
    (2) family unit placed in the pilot program whose time in
    such custody exceed exceeds 9 days.
    (c) Prior to the obligation of the amount identified in subsection
    (a), but not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this
    Act, the Secretary shall submit a plan for the implementation of the
    pilot program to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the
    House of Representatives which shall include a definition of vulnerable
    populations.

    TITLE III

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

    Administration for Children and Families

    refugee and entrant assistance

    (including transfer of funds)

    For an additional amount for ``Refugee and Entrant Assistance''
    $2,881,552,000, to be merged with and available for the same period as
    funds appropriated in division B of Public Law 115-245 and made
    available through fiscal year 2021 under this heading, and to be made
    available for any purpose funded under such heading in such law:
    Provided, That if any part of the reprogramming described in the
    notification submitted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services
    (the ``Secretary'') to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of
    Representatives and the Senate on May 16, 2019, has been executed as of
    the date of the enactment of this Act, such amounts provided by this
    Act as are necessary shall be used to reverse such reprogramming:
    Provided further, That of the amounts provided under this heading, the
    amount allocated by the Secretary for costs of leases of property that
    include facilities to be used as hard-sided dormitories for which the
    Secretary intends to seek State licensure for the care of unaccompanied
    alien children, and that are executed under authorities transferred to
    the Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) under section
    462 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, shall remain available until
    expended: Provided further, That ORR shall notify the Committees on
    Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate within 72
    hours of conducting a formal assessment of a facility for possible
    lease or acquisition and within 7 days of any lease or acquisition of
    real property: Provided further, That not less than $866,000,000 of the
    amounts provided under this heading shall be used for the provision of
    care in licensed shelters and for expanding the supply of shelters for
    which State licensure will be sought, of which not less than
    $27,000,000 shall be available for the purposes of adding shelter beds
    in State-licensed facilities in response to funding opportunity HHS-
    2017-ACF-ORR-ZU-1132, and of which not less than $185,000,000 shall be
    available for expansion grants to add beds in State-licensed facilities
    and open new State-licensed facilities, and for contract costs to
    acquire, activate, and operate facilities that include small- and
    medium-scale hard-sided facilities for which the Secretary intends to
    seek State licensure in an effort to phase out the need for shelter
    beds in unlicensed facilities: Provided further, That not less than
    $100,000,000 of the amounts provided under this heading shall be used
    for post-release services, child advocates, and legal services:
    Provided further, That the amount made available for legal services in
    the preceding proviso shall be made available for the same purposes for
    which amounts were provided for such services in fiscal year 2017:
    Provided further, That not less than $8,000,000 of the amounts provided
    under this heading shall be used for the purposes of hiring additional
    Federal Field Specialists and for increasing case management and case
    coordination services, with the goal of more expeditiously placing
    unaccompanied alien children with sponsors and reducing the length of
    stay in ORR custody: Provided further, That not less than $1,000,000 of
    amounts provided under this heading shall be used for the purposes of
    hiring project officers and program monitor staff dedicated to pursuing
    strategic improvements to the Unaccompanied Alien Children program and
    for the development of a discharge rate improvement plan which shall be
    submitted to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of
    Representatives and the Senate within 120 days of the date of enactment
    of this Act: Provided further, That of the amounts provided under this
    heading, $5,000,000 shall be transferred to ``Office of the Secretary--
    Office of Inspector General'' and shall remain available until expended
    for oversight of activities supported with funds appropriated under
    this heading: Provided further, That none of the funds made available
    under this heading may be transferred pursuant to the authority in
    section 205 of division B of Public Law 115-245: Provided further, That
    the amount provided under this heading is designated by the Congress as
    being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i)
    of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS TITLE

    Sec. 301. The Secretary of Health and Human Services (the
    ``Secretary'') shall prioritize use of community-based residential care
    (including long-term and transitional foster care and small group
    homes) and shelter care other than large-scale institutional shelter
    facilities to house unaccompanied alien children in the custody of the
    Department of Health and Human Services. The Secretary shall prioritize
    State-licensed, hard-sided dormitories.
    Sec. 302. Funds made available in this Act under the heading
    ``Department of Health and Human Services--Administration for Children
    and Families--Refugee and Entrant Assistance'' shall remain available
    for obligation only if the operational directives issued by the Office
    of Refugee Resettlement between December 1, 2018, and June 15, 2019, to
    accelerate the identification and approval of sponsors, remain in
    effect.
    Sec. 303. Funds made available in this Act under the heading
    ``Department of Health and Human Services--Administration for Children
    and Families--Refugee and Entrant Assistance'' shall be subject to the
    authorities and conditions of section 224 of division A of the
    Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (Public Law 116-6).
    Sec. 304. None of the funds made available in this Act under the
    heading ``Department of Health and Human Services--Administration for
    Children and Families--Refugee and Entrant Assistance'' may be
    obligated to a grantee or contractor to house unaccompanied alien
    children (as such term is defined in section 462(g)(2) of the Homeland
    Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 279(g)(2))) in any facility that is not
    State-licensed for the care of unaccompanied alien children, except in
    the case that the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the
    ``Secretary'') determines that housing unaccompanied alien children in
    such a facility is necessary on a temporary basis due to an influx of
    such children or an emergency: Provided, That--
    (1) the terms of the grant or contract for the operations
    of any such facility that remains in operation for more than
    six consecutive months shall require compliance with--
    (A) the same requirements as licensed placements,
    as listed in Exhibit 1 of the Flores Settlement
    Agreement, regardless of the status of the underlying
    settlement agreement;
    (B) staffing ratios of 1 on-duty Youth Care Worker
    for every 8 children or youth during waking hours, 1
    on-duty Youth Care Worker for every 16 children or
    youth during sleeping hours, and clinician ratios to
    children (including mental health providers) as
    required in grantee cooperative agreements; and
    (C) access provided to legal services;
    (2) the Secretary may grant a 60-day waiver for a
    contractor's or grantee's non-compliance with paragraph (1) if
    the Secretary certifies and provides a report to Congress on
    the contractor's or grantee's good-faith efforts and progress
    towards compliance;
    (3) not more than three consecutive waivers under paragraph
    (2) may be granted to a contractor or grantee with respect to a
    specific facility;
    (4) ORR shall ensure full adherence to the monitoring
    requirements set forth in section 5.5 of its Policies and
    Procedures Guide as of June 15, 2019;
    (5) for any such unlicensed facility in operation for more
    than three consecutive months, ORR shall conduct a minimum of
    one comprehensive monitoring visit during the first three
    months of operation, with quarterly monitoring visits
    thereafter; and
    (6) not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of
    this Act, ORR shall brief the Committees on Appropriations of
    the House of Representatives and the Senate outlining the
    requirements of ORR for influx facilities.
    Sec. 305. In addition to the existing Congressional notification
    requirements for formal site assessments of potential influx
    facilities, the Secretary shall notify the Committees on Appropriations
    of the House of Representatives and the Senate at least 15 days before
    operationalizing an unlicensed facility, and shall (1) specify whether
    the facility is hard-sided or soft-sided, and (2) provide analysis that
    indicates that, in the absence of the influx facility, the likely
    outcome is that unaccompanied alien children will remain in the custody
    of the Department of Homeland Security for longer than 72 hours or that
    unaccompanied alien children will be otherwise placed in danger. Within
    60 days of bringing such a facility online, and monthly thereafter, the
    Secretary shall provide to the Committees on Appropriations of the
    House of Representatives and the Senate a report detailing the total
    number of children in care at the facility, the average length of stay
    and average length of care of children at the facility, and, for any
    child that has been at the facility for more than 60 days, their length
    of stay and reason for delay in release.
    Sec. 306. (a) The Secretary shall ensure that, when feasible, no
    unaccompanied alien child is at an unlicensed facility if the child is
    not expected to be placed with a sponsor within 30 days.
    (b) The Secretary shall ensure that no unaccompanied alien child is
    at an unlicensed facility if the child--
    (1) is under the age of 13;
    (2) does not speak English or Spanish as his or her
    preferred language;
    (3) has known special needs, behavioral health issues, or
    medical issues that would be better served at an alternative
    facility;
    (4) is a pregnant or parenting teen; or
    (5) would have a diminution of legal services as a result
    of the transfer to such an unlicensed facility.
    (c) ORR shall notify a child's attorney of record in advance of any
    transfer, where applicable.
    Sec. 307. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used
    to prevent a United States Senator or Member of the House of
    Representatives from entering, for the purpose of conducting oversight,
    any facility in the United States used for the purpose of maintaining
    custody of, or otherwise housing, unaccompanied alien children (as
    defined in section 462(g)(2) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6
    U.S.C. 279(g)(2))): Provided, That nothing in this section shall be
    construed to require such a Senator or Member to provide prior notice
    of the intent to enter such a facility for such purpose.
    Sec. 308. Not later than 14 days after the date of enactment of
    this Act, and monthly thereafter, the Secretary of Health and Human
    Services shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations of the House
    of Representatives and the Senate, and make publicly available online,
    a report with respect to children who were separated from their parents
    or legal guardians by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
    (regardless of whether or not such separation was pursuant to an option
    selected by the children, parents, or guardians), subsequently
    classified as unaccompanied alien children, and transferred to the care
    and custody of ORR during the previous month. Each report shall contain
    the following information:
    (1) The number and ages of children so separated subsequent
    to apprehension at or between ports of entry, to be reported by
    sector where separation occurred.
    (2) The documented cause of separation, as reported by DHS
    when each child was referred.
    Sec. 309. Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of
    this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall submit to
    the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and
    the Senate a detailed spend plan of anticipated uses of funds made
    available in this account, including the following: a list of existing
    grants and contracts for both permanent and influx facilities,
    including their costs, capacity, and timelines; costs for expanding
    capacity through the use of community-based residential care placements
    (including long-term and transitional foster care and small group
    homes) through new or modified grants and contracts; current and
    planned efforts to expand small-scale shelters and available foster
    care placements, including collaboration with state child welfare
    providers; influx facilities being assessed for possible use; costs and
    services to be provided for legal services, child advocates, and post
    release services; program administration; and the average number of
    weekly referrals and discharge rate assumed in the spend plan:
    Provided, That such plan shall be updated to reflect changes and
    expenditures and submitted to the Committees on Appropriations of the
    House of Representatives and the Senate every 60 days until all funds
    are expended or expire.
    Sec. 310. The Office of Refugee Resettlement shall ensure that its
    grantees are aware of current law regarding the use of information
    collected as part of the sponsor vetting process.
    Sec. 311. The Secretary is directed to report the death of any
    unaccompanied alien child in Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
    custody or in the custody of any grantee on behalf of ORR within 24
    hours, including relevant details regarding the circumstances of the
    fatality, to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of
    Representatives and the Senate.
    Sec. 312. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds made
    available in this Act under the heading ``Department of Health and
    Human Services--Administration for Children and Families--Refugee and
    Entrant Assistance'' shall only be used for the purposes specifically
    described under that heading.

    TITLE IV

    GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS ACT

    Sec. 401. (a) Fiscal Year 2017.--Funds made available by the
    Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
    Appropriations Act, 2017 (division J of Public Law 115-31) that were
    initially obligated for assistance for El Salvador, Guatemala, and
    Honduras may not be reprogrammed after the date of enactment of this
    Act for assistance for a country other than for which such funds were
    initially obligated: Provided, That if the Secretary of State suspends
    assistance for the central government of El Salvador, Guatemala, or
    Honduras pursuant to section 7045(a)(5) of such Act, not less than 75
    percent of the funds for such central government shall be reprogrammed
    for assistance through nongovernmental organizations or local
    government entities in such country: Provided further, That the balance
    of such funds shall only be reprogrammed for assistance for countries
    in the Western Hemisphere.
    (b) Fiscal Year 2018.--Section 7045(a) of the Department of State,
    Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2018
    (division K of Public Law 115-141) is amended by striking paragraph
    (4)(D) and inserting in lieu of paragraph (1) the following paragraph:
    ``(1) Funding.--Subject to the requirements of this
    subsection, of the funds appropriated under titles III and IV
    of this Act, not less than $615,000,000 shall be made available
    for assistance for countries in Central America, of which not
    less than $452,000,000 shall be for assistance for El Salvador,
    Guatemala, and Honduras to implement the United States Strategy
    for Engagement in Central America (the Strategy): Provided,
    That such amounts shall be made available notwithstanding any
    provision of law permitting deviations below such amounts:
    Provided further, That if the Secretary of State cannot make
    the certifications under paragraph (3), or makes a
    determination under paragraph (4)(A) or (4)(C) that the central
    government of El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras is not
    meeting the requirements of this subsection, not less than 75
    percent of the funds for such central government shall be
    reprogrammed for assistance through nongovernmental
    organizations or local government entities in such country:
    Provided further, That the balance of such funds shall only be
    reprogrammed for assistance for countries in the Western
    Hemisphere.''.
    (c) Fiscal Year 2019.--Section 7045(a) of the Department of State,
    Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2019
    (division F of Public Law 116-6) is amended by striking paragraph
    (2)(C) and inserting at the end, between paragraph (4)(B) and
    subsection (b), the following new paragraph:
    ``(5) Funding.--Subject to the requirements of this
    subsection, of the funds appropriated under titles III and IV
    of this Act, not less than $540,850,000 shall be made available
    for assistance for countries in Central America, of which not
    less than $452,000,000 shall be made available for assistance
    for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to implement the
    United States Strategy for Engagement in Central America:
    Provided, That such amounts shall be made available
    notwithstanding any provision of law permitting deviations
    below such amounts: Provided further, That if the Secretary of
    State cannot make the certification under paragraph (1), or
    makes a determination under paragraph (2) that the central
    government of El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras is not
    meeting the requirements of this subsection, not less than 75
    percent of the funds for such central government shall be
    reprogrammed for assistance through nongovernmental
    organizations or local government entities in such country:
    Provided further, That the balance of such funds shall only be
    reprogrammed for assistance for countries in the Western
    Hemisphere.''.
    Sec. 402. Each amount appropriated or made available by this Act
    is in addition to amounts otherwise appropriated for the fiscal year
    involved.
    Sec. 403. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall
    remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year unless
    expressly so provided herein.
    Sec. 404. Unless otherwise provided for by this Act, the
    additional amounts appropriated by this Act to appropriations accounts
    shall be available under the authorities and conditions applicable to
    such appropriations accounts for fiscal year 2019.
    Sec. 405. Each amount designated in this Act by the Congress as
    being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i)
    of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 shall
    be available (or rescinded or transferred, if applicable) only if the
    President subsequently so designates all such amounts and transmits
    such designations to the Congress.
    Sec. 406. Any amount appropriated by this Act, designated by the
    Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section
    251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control
    Act of 1985 and subsequently so designated by the President, and
    transferred pursuant to transfer authorities provided by this Act shall
    retain such designation.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Emergency Supplemental
    Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern
    Border Act, 2019''.

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