Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA) issued the following statement applauding the passage of HR 5230, which included language from the Carter-Kingston-Aderholt Protection of Children Act:
"This bill is a response that ensures national security, treats a humanitarian crisis, and applies American common sense. I encourage the Senate to quickly take up this bill because by treating all illegal migrants equally we can end the chaos and reassure the world that America's laws have meaning."
On July 17, Appropriations Subcommittee Chairmen Carter, Kingston, and Aderholt introduced HR 5143 to address the growing problem at our southern border.
Similar to HR 5143, today's legislation amends the 2008 William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Act and provides for the expedited removal of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) who are not legitimate victims of human trafficking or have credible fears of returning to their country.