H.B. 1988

Washington State Legislature

Bill Title Implementing a Vulnerable Youth Guardianship Program
Hispanic Sponsors WA Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self (D-WA-021)
Date Introduced 02/06/2017
NHCSL Task Force
Primary Issue Area Families
Issue Areas
Administrative law and government organization
Family affairs
Session 2017-2018 Regular Session


Official & Unofficial Title(s): Implementing a Vulnerable Youth Guardianship Program Bill/Law #: WA H.B. 1988 NHCSL Committee: Immigration, Human and Civil Rights NHCSL Sponsor(s): Lillian Ortiz-Self State/Territory: Washington Date: May 10 2017 Summary: Under this bill abandoned, abused or neglected youth who are immigrants are special immigrants. If under the age of 21 may be eligible to enter the vulnerable youth guardianship where the child would be less likely to enter human trafficking. Through this program these children can potentially gain citizenship.