Congressman Price Issues Statement on Trump Family Separation Policy
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 18, 2018) – On Monday, June 18, 2018, Congressman David Price (D-NC) issued the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy separating migrant children from their parents at our nation’s border.
“The Trump Administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at our nation's border is a cruel and deliberate practice designed to sow fear and panic in migrant communities. This policy has already separated more than 2,000 children from their parents and is the direct result of an administration action which can be reversed at any time, contrary to the President’s lies. I recently cosponsored House Resolution 927, which correctly condemns this policy as a form of child abuse, as well as the HELP Separated Children Act (HR 5950), which provides these children with protections and establishes humane protocols for DHS officers interacting with these children. No matter your political affiliation, we can all agree that we should not subject children and parents to the trauma of being separated. Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy is an affront to the values we hold as Americans, and we must do everything we can to put an end to it immediately.”