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Eshoo to Travel to U.S. Border to Examine Detention Center

June 20th, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) announced today that she will travel to McAllen and Brownsville, Texas on Friday, June 22nd to tour the McAllen Border Patrol Processing Center and the Port Isabel ICE Detention Center. Eshoo hopes to witness firsthand how families have been affected by the Trump Administration’s policy of separating children from their parents.

“Ripping children away from their parents is inhumane, goes against our laws, and is a form of child abuse. Our immigration laws provide a special status to refugees fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries,” Eshoo said. “No previous president from either party has interpreted these laws to require mass separation of families. The President has chosen to enforce his policy of zero intolerance, inflicting more suffering on vulnerable refugees and their families, and he can reverse it by instructing his Administration to stop it.”

“The Executive Order signed by the President today to detain families indefinitely instead of separating them does nothing to end the blanket criminal prosecution of asylum seekers. I hope that my visit to the detention centers in Texas will bring some solace to the children and families who are being held because of the President’s policy that is not supported by the majority of the American people.”

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