Washington D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives voted on H. Res 990, a non-binding and politically-driven resolution concerning Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), did not vote in favor and issued the following statement:
“It is outrageous that Republicans want to waste time on a sham resolution, while refusing to put forward any real solution to the cruel crisis that President Trump created by separating thousands of families at the border. Some have called this partisan resolution pointless. And while it does nothing to serve our country, I disagree. The resolution has a point, and that was to distract the country from Trump’s cruel and inhumane immigration policies.
“Already, a majority of Americans consider the zero tolerance policy and the separation of families to be a disaster, and so Republicans are trying to throw Trump a lifeline by starting a different conversation, unrelated to the policy or the solution people are demanding.
“Instead of working to stop the horrendous treatment of children who continue to suffer at the hands of this administration, Congressional Republicans are charging ahead with a vote on a non-binding resolution.
“By engaging in these cynical political games the Republicans have demonstrated that they are not interested in holding this Administration accountable for its disastrous policies that have resulted in the shocking incarceration of children who have been forcibly taken from their parents. I and my Democratic colleagues will continue to demand that Republicans reunite children with their parents immediately.”