“In one fell swoop, the Trump administration ripped away thousands of children from their parents, then deported hundreds of parents without their children,” says Pesident and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. The administration, she said, failed to meet a court-ordered family reunification deadline. Congress must demand explanations from the administration.
“Contrary to what some proponents of the Ryan and Goodlatte proposals have claimed, neither bill would end the inhumane treatment of children at the Southern border. This is because neither bill would bring an end to the administration’s recent policy decision that has intentionally caused trauma to children. The administration has ended humane, effective, and cost-efficient policies that provide alternatives to detention. Neither bill would restore them.”