The Department tracks legislation impacting DHS operations and equities from initial drafting and introduction until final passage and Presidential signature. Here you can find some of the new laws impacting DHS.
International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act
This Act amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to requires the Secretary, in coordination with the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, and the Director of the FBI, to establish a program through U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that seeks to prevent a child from departing the territory of the United States if a parent or guardian presents an order from a court of competent jurisdiction prohibiting the child's removal to a CBP officer.
Accuracy for Adoptees Act
This Act amends the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to require that a Certificate of Citizenship or other Federal document issued or requested to be amended under section 320 of the INA reflect a child's name and date of birth as indicated on a State court order, birth certificate, certificate of foreign birth, certificate of birth abroad, or similar State vital records document issued by the child's U.S. state of residence after the child has been adopted or readopted in that State.