June 20, 2018

Senator Young Co-sponsoring Protect Kids and Parents Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced he is co-sponsoring the Protect Kids and Parents Act, Senator Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) bill to ensure illegal immigrant families are kept together and hearings are expedited. 

“America can be a nation of laws while still being a nation of compassion. The current situation is the result of years of bad policies that have come to a boiling point, and now is the time to act. The Protect Kids and Parents Act will allow us to address the immigration backlog without separating families.”

The Protect Kids and Parents Act mandates that illegal immigrant families be kept together, expedites the hearing process for cases with children, doubles the number of federal immigration judges, and authorizes new family shelters so that children can remain with their parents while cases are being processed.

A copy of the bill can be found here. A one-page summary of the bill can be found here.