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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Rep. Gene Green Statement on Trump Administration Family Separation Policy at the Southern Border

June 18, 2018
Press Release

HOUSTON, TX – Today, Congressman Gene Green (D-TX) released the following statement on the Trump administration’s family separation policy:

“The inhumane practice of separating families at the border to deter families from immigrating to the United States must end,” said Green. “It is tragic to see the number of children who are forced to deal with anxiety and anguish after they are separated from their families and put into shelters where they do not know anyone and do not understand what is going on.”

“The arguments made by the Trump administration to defend this disgusting decision do not stand on any legal ground nor does it make sense. The separation of children from their families could end immediately with a decision by the Trump Administration. The faith community, immigrant organizations, Democrats and many Republicans have called on the President to immediately stop this practice. Family separation goes against everything our country stands for and is not how we welcome immigrants who risked everything to seek a better life.”