Summary of S. 2561: Protection of Children Act of 2016
Senators Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) introduced the “Protection of Children Act” to ensure the prompt return of unaccompanied alien minors (UACs) who illegally cross the border. The companion bill in the House (H.R. 1149) was introduced by Rep. John Carter (R-TX) in 2015. These bills close the loophole in the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) that prevents the quick return of UACs from Central America.