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Larson Votes to Protect Migrant Children and Families at the Border

September 26, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 2203, The Homeland Security Improvement Act, and H.R. 3525, The U.S. Border Patrol Medical Screening Standards Act.

“Every American should be appalled by the treatment of migrant families and children who are seeking refuge and asylum. This is not who we are as a country; that’s why this week I voted for critical protections for these families. The Homeland Security Improvement Act will ensure accountability, transparency, and oversight of ICE and CBP agents.  The U.S. Border Patrol Medical Screening Standards Act will improve medical screenings to ensure children and other vulnerable individuals in CBP custody are receiving adequate care and prevent unnecessary deaths in federal custody. This mistreatment of families and children will be a stain on our nation’s history, and I urge the Senate to pass these critical protections,” said Larson.