Pelosi Statement on Trump Administration Letter Pushing Mass Deportation of Unaccompanied Children

Mar 29, 2019
Press Release

Contact: Speaker’s Press Office, 202-226-7616

San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the Trump Administration’s request for the authority to deport unaccompanied migrant children more quickly and also to hold families seeking asylum in detention until their cases are decided:

“The House is deeply concerned about this request, which seeks to fully revive the Administration’s horrific and immoral family incarceration and family separation plans.

“The Administration’s failed policies have created senseless heartbreak and horror at the border, which must be addressed with effective, humane solutions that protect our borders and honor our values.  We cannot support the implementation of policies that we know will hurt traumatized children, rip apart vulnerable families, dishonor our values – and do absolutely nothing to solve the situation at the border.  We also call on the Administration to immediately cease sabotaging Congress’s efforts to address the root causes of the situation.  Threatening to withhold humanitarian assistance to Central America is not a solution and makes matters worse.

“Democrats reject any effort to let the Administration deport little children, and we reject all anti-immigrant and anti-family attacks from this President.”

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