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Anticipating proposals to change the 2008 law, Mrs. Pelosi’s spokesman wrote a blog post Tuesday that accused Republicans of “talking out of both sides of their mouth” about helping the children.

“The GOP will bring eight human trafficking suspension bills to the floor — mostly good legislation, but with little or no direct impact on the refugees and children at our borders,” Drew Hammill wrote. “And they will use those bills as cover for their real effort to undermine critical protections afforded to women and children in the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008, a bipartisan bill signed by President George W. Bush.”