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Rep. Roybal-Allard Visits Separated Immigrant Children at East LA Facility

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East Los Angeles, CA, July 9, 2018 | Ben Soskin ((202) 225-1766) | comments
Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) visited an Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded facility in her congressional district, Nuevo Amanecer Latino Children’s Services, which serves some of the immigrant children who have been separated from their families as part of the Trump Administration’s family separation policy at the border.  Congresswoman Roybal-Allard, a member of the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee (which oversees ORR funding) and the ranking member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, was joined on today’s visit by Congresswomen Judy Chu (CA-27) and Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32).

“As a member of the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee and as the ranking member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, I’ve been visiting ORR-funded facilities around the country to ensure these facilities are treating children properly and have the resources they need,” said Congresswoman Roybal-Allard.  “Today, I joined with Congresswomen Chu and Napolitano to visit this ORR-funded facility in my district.  While the facility we saw was impressive and the staff is doing their best to support these children, no facility can mask the vicious inhumanity of President Trump’s cruel decision to tear immigrant families apart.  I will continue to fight against the Trump policies that separate immigrant families.  At the same time, I will keep working to make sure these children are well cared for, I will keep advocating for their swift reunion with their parents, and I will keep speaking out for a humane immigration system that keeps families together and ends family detention.”
 
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