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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

MCCOLLUM STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S OUTRAGEOUS FAMILY SEPARATION POLICY

June 15, 2018
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-MN) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s outrageous policy of separating families at the U.S. border with Mexico:

The family separation policy directed by President Trump and Attorney General Sessions is literally tearing parents away from children on our border with Mexico. Confining children without their parents in detention centers should stun us, and the idea that any baby in America would be ripped from the arms of a breastfeeding mother should outrage us. Every American should call this what it is. A gross human rights violation committed by the Trump administration. Make no mistake, there is no law that requires this. The decision to impose these cruel family separation practices begins and ends with President Trump. Republican leadership in the House of Representatives must immediately bring to the floor legislation that Democrats will be introducing next week to end this horrific practice and reunite these families at once.