MISSOURI (KFVS) - U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and 17 Senators will be joined by U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) as he becomes an original co-sponsor of the Protect Kids and Parents Act.
The act aims to keep families together that are being separated due to the Trump Administration's 'zero-tolerance' immigration policy.
The Protect Kids and Parents Act Would:
- Double the number of federal immigration judges, from roughly 375 to 750;
- Authorize new temporary shelters, with accommodations to keep families together;
- Mandate that illegal immigrant families must be kept together, absent aggravated criminal conduct or threat of harm to the children;
- Provide for expedited processing and review of asylum cases, so that—within 14 days—those who meet the legal standards will be granted asylum, and those who do not will be immediately returned to their home countries.