Congressman Correa Denounces Immigration Policies Separating Children from Parents

Congressman Lou Correa, Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán pose with volunteer lawyers at LAX on Jan. 29, 2017 to assist detainees as a result of President Trump’s immigration ban.

Washington DC – Today, Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA) will lead fellow Members of Congress in a Special Order on the House Floor to condemn the Trump Administration’s inhumane and immoral policy of separating immigrant children from their families.

Rep. Correa said, “Children are running for their lives, and we’re locking them in cages. There is no excuse for that. We cannot allow this to continue.”

The Congressman’s announcement video can be found here.

  3 comments for “Congressman Correa Denounces Immigration Policies Separating Children from Parents

  1. junior
    June 18, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    The Congressman’s hyperbole is no help to the situation. Here is the truth from DHS.

    Myth vs. Fact: DHS Zero-Tolerance Policy
    Release Date: June 18, 2018
    In recent days, we have seen reporters, Members of Congress, and other groups mislead the public on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) zero-tolerance policy.

    Federal law enforcement officers have sworn duties to enforce the laws that Congress passes. Repeating intentionally untrue and unsubstantiated statements about DHS agents, officers, and procedures is irresponsible and deeply disrespectful to the men and women who risk their lives every day to secure our border and enforce our laws.

    DHS has a policy to separate families at the border.

    DHS does not have a blanket policy of separating families at the border. However, DHS does have a responsibility to protect all minors in our custody. This means DHS will separate adults and minors under certain circumstances. These circumstances include: 1) when DHS is unable to determine the familial relationship, 2) when DHS determines that a child may be at risk with the parent or legal guardian, or 3) when the parent or legal guardian is referred for criminal prosecution.

  2. Trump is what he grabs
    June 21, 2018 at 6:31 am

    Kids in cages. ‘Nuff said!

    # Laura Ingraham Summer Camp

    June 23, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    The truth is – The Republikkkan Party is committing political suicide. Vote the bums out!

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