The Immigration and Nationality Act was passed in 1965.
On December 23, 2008, the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization
Act of 2008 (TVPRA) was passed.
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(5) Access to counsel.--The Secretary of Health and Human
Services shall ensure, to the greatest extent practicable and
consistent with section 292 of the Immigration and Nationality
Act (8 U.S.C. 1362), that all unaccompanied alien children who
are or have been in the custody of the Secretary or the
Secretary of Homeland Security, and who are not described in
subsection (a)(2)(A), have counsel to represent them in legal
proceedings or matters and protect them from mistreatment,
exploitation, and trafficking.
The later bill modifies the law from the former bill.