U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum (MN-4) released a statement in response to policy of separating families.
“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,” McCollum said. “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.”
Require that children be detained for long periods of time.
Obliterate legal requirements to detain children in safe and appropriate conditions.
Close the door to protection for refugees before they even have a chance to explain.