STATEMENT

Rep. Capuano Statement on Trump Administration Separating Children from their Families at the Border

June 18, 2017

"President Trump and his administration continue to bluster and lie about the unconscionable and cruel directive to rip children from their families at the border. This is not the law, as he falsely claims, it is child abuse. There are nearly 12,000 children separated from their families right now. 810 were separated from their families at the border in the last 4 days alone. Make no mistake, this is a deliberate and new policy. Trump is doing substantial and lasting damage to these innocent children just to show he is tough on immigration. The stories pouring out from these detention facilities are heartbreaking and should outrage all of us."