HOMESTEAD Act allows unannounced visits to detention facility

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Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) has introduced the HOMESTEAD Act of 2019, which directly references the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children.

The legislation would prohibit members of congress from being denied entry to migrant facilities that are operated by the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Health and Human Services or any private contractors that are working on the behalf of those agencies.

Congressional members would be allowed to visit the facilities without prior notification.