House Legislation Would End Family Separation
Washington, D.C.—Today Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) introduced the Keep Families Together Act, legislation that addresses the Trump Administration’s cruel policies that rips families apart at the border. In response, Human Rights First’s Jennifer Quigley issued the following statement:
As the administration ramps up its disgusting attacks on those desperately seeking protection by tearing apart families and sending children to prison camps, members of Congress have stepped up to restore fairness and humanity in our asylum system. We applaud Rep. Nadler for introducing legislation that gets to the heart of this issue by preventing the administration from separating children from their parents.
Today’s legislation was cosponsored by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Ted W. Lieu (D-CA), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) and House Democratic leadership.