June 20, 2018

Duckworth Statement on Trump Executive Order to Continue Family Separation


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today released the following statement after Donald Trump signed an executive order to continue the Trump administration’s inhumane zero-tolerance policy:

“Donald Trump’s ‘solution’ to his barbaric zero-tolerance policy is no solution. It would pave the way for the indefinite detention of children and their families and does nothing to solve this Trump-manufactured crisis and ensure the families who have already been separated are reunited. The fact that Trump won’t put a stop to his own administration’s inhumane policy and end the nightmare he chose to create for thousands of children and their families tells the American people all they need to know about his true priorities.”