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McCollum Statement on Trump Administration Mistreatment of Children at U.S.-Mexico Border

June 24, 2019
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today following reports of poor conditions at border patrol facilities along the U.S.-Mexico border: 

“Media accounts from federal immigration detention facilities along the U.S.-Mexico border report children being mistreated and neglected in a manner that is unconscionable and outright cruel. Depriving children of the most basic necessities – proper nutrition, basic hygiene, and a bed to sleep on – is inhumane. Teenagers are being forced to care for babies and toddlers. Children are suffering, and President Trump’s callous actions can only be described as an abuse of human rights. As Americans, we should all be ashamed of the trauma and pain this president is inflicting on those seeking refuge in this country. I for one stand ready to work to end this suffering.”

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