Rep. Chu Visits ORR Facility Serving Separated Immigrant Children

On Monday, Reps. Judy Chu (CA-27), Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), and Grace Napolitano (CA-32) visited an Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded facility in Rep. Roybal-Allard’s congressional district.

PHOTO: | Congresswoman Judy Chu

Nuevo Amanecer Latino Children’s Services 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. Rep. Chu released the following statement:

“As the Trump administration announced that they would miss a court-ordered deadline to reunite immigrant families, I was visiting a facility that provides care for those families. This facility and the services it provides for very young children torn from their parents is a monument to the failure of Trump’s immigration priorities. We should not need a government agency to care for children separated from their families because we should not be separating children from their families in the first place. And we certainly should not be doing so as a deterrent, a choice which only adds to the cruelty of this policy. Worse, by declaring an inability to meet the court’s deadline to reunite families, it’s clear this administration never had a plan to return these children to their parents. And still, many remain in detention, longing for family, simply because Trump would rather treat immigrants as criminals to be kept out of our communities. The administration must immediately stop the zero tolerance at the border and put an end to this inhumane policy of family separation.”