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S 1375: Families Belong Together Act

This act directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to grant humanitarian parole into the United States to any eligible parent or eligible child who requests and applies for such parole. A child is eligible if they entered the United States before attaining age 18, were separated from their parent or guardian by the Department of Homeland Security between January 2017 and January 2021, and aren’t considered “inadmissable” under the Immigration and Nationality Act. A parent is eligible if they entered the United States with an eligible child to whom they are a parent or legal guardian, were separated from the child between January 2017 and January 2021, and are not inadmissable under the Immigration and Nationality Act. The act exempts these individuals from numerical limitations of the Immigrant and Nationality Act and prohibits fees for humanitarian parole applications.