WASHINGTON DC – Today, President Donald J. Trump reversed his administration’s immigration policy that separated children from their parents, at the border.
Congresswoman Katherine Clark said “Trump’s executive order is a political fig leaf rather than a reversal of the administration’s cruel policy of ripping babies and children from their parents and detaining them in tents and cages. It provides no plans to reunite the more than 2,000 children currently separated from their parents. It also seeks to end the twenty day limit on holding children thus allowing families and children to be detained indefinitely.
Clark, who represents Framingham, said in a statement: ““Throughout this ordeal, Trump and his administration have repeatedly lied to the American people. The outcry of the American public is the only reason why the President has backtracked on his own disastrous policy, and continued pressure is the only thing that will ensure the safety of these children. I will be traveling to the Texas border this week to attempt to determine the welfare and whereabouts of the children separated from their parents and demand answers about their ongoing care and plans for reunification with their families.”
On Saturday, Rep. Clark will be traveling to the U.S.-Mexico border near McAllen and Brownsville, Texas to speak to children and parents that have been separated by the policy at ICE detention centers. She will be joined by more than 20 other members of Congress.