Become an Original Cosponsor of the Climate Refuge Act of 2019!

By the end of this century, people across the globe will be forced to involuntarily leave their home due to climate change. Rising sea levels, wildfires, drought or hurricanes can all pose serious threat to human life just as any conventional weapon of war.
But unlike victims of war for whom the causes and effects of the threats are clear and codified, there are limited protections for migrants. Impacts of climate change vary widely: it includes destroyed crops and livestock, exacerbated food insecurity and destroyed
natural resources such as drinking water. As a result of these severe impacts, researchers estimate that approximately 200 million people will migrate by the year 2050.[1]

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Keep Families Together – Change the Definition of an Unaccompanied Child

I will be introducing legislation that amends the definition within the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) to ensure a child who arrives at the border with a parent, stepparent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sister, or brother is an accompanied
child. Currently, if a child arrives with any relative other than a parent, they are deemed an unaccompanied child, and placed in the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s care. Today, HHS endorsed this change during the Labor-Health and Human Services Appropriations
Subcommittee Hearing.

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