June 19, 2018

Duckworth Statement on Inhumane Trump Administration Policy of Family Separation


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement today decrying the Trump Administration’s policy of taking children from their parents at the border:

“Separating families to inflict trauma on children and parents seeking asylum in America is wrong, plain and simple. No one is forcing the Trump Administration’s hand here. Donald Trump, Attorney General Sessions and Secretary Nielsen are making a conscious and completely unnecessary decision to rip children from their families under the guise of ‘strong law enforcement’ and lying to the American people about it. There is nothing strong about tearing families apart—it is inhumane, it is morally bankrupt and it goes against the values of this country.”

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