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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson Calls For End of Separation of Immigrant Families

June 18, 2018
Press Release

Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) called for the end of the Trump Administration’s cruel and unnecessary policy to separate children from their families at the border. The crisis has inspired hundreds of compassionate constituents to voice their concerns to Larson in opposition of the policy.

“As Laura Bush said, America is a ‘moral nation’, but separating immigrant families is heart-breaking, immoral, and isn’t working. We know this type of treatment will cause trauma and will permanently affect these children. Michelle Obama and Melania Trump also echoed this sentiment -- we are a nation of laws, but we ought to govern with heart.  The First Ladies are coming together to say it is time to put an end to this. The Trump Administration could put an end to this with a phone call. If that doesn’t happen, then the Republican-controlled Congress should take appropriate action,” said Larson.

 

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