STATEMENT ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SEPARATING CHILDREN FROM THEIR FAMILIES AT THE BORDER
June 18, 2018 — 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.
Traveling to the U.S.-Mexico Border; The First of Two Very Bad Immigration Bills; More Immigration; Waivers for States; Updating Privacy Regulations; Gutting Nutrition Assistance; Expanding Access to Treatment for Substance Use Disorder; "Behind the Curtain" additions
Discrimination; A Cruel and Vindictive Policy; Spotlight on Constituent Services; Singapore Summit; Reducing Illegal Drug Shipments; The Raiding, Instead of Fully Funding, the Housing Voucher Program; Reclassifying Drugs but Leaving Science Behind; "Behind the Curtain" additions
Cruelty in Immigration Policy; Bipartisan Support for Water Resources Development; Helping Communities Improve Public Safety; Hypocrisy on Spending; Taking the Wrong Approach to the Federal Budget; Pay Equity; "Behind the Curtain" additions
District Work Week; Teddie Peanut Butter; Everett Supply and True Value Hardware; Neighborhood Developers; Action for Boston Community Development; Union Square Main Streets; "Behind the Curtain" additions
Honoring Our Military Women and Men; Community Meeting in Dorchester; Recent Telephone Community Meetings; The Trump Agenda; The "Protecting Banks and Undermining Consumers Act"; Weakening FDA Authority; Defense Authorization; "Behind the Curtain" additions
Texas School Shooting; Community Meeting in Dorchester; Telephone Community Meetings; Gaza; An Attempt to Slash SNAP Funding; Codifying Existing Law; Creating Uncertainty in Veterans Programs; "Behind the Curtain" additions
"This morning when Texas students should have been looking forward to summer or graduation, they are instead grieving the tragic deaths of their friends. And all Americans are mourning lives lost in another school shooting. The time for action is long past. We owe it to every family traumatized by the murder of precious loved ones, every survivor who will never fully recover from witnessing gun violence. Congress must strengthen gun laws and I will do everything I can to press for action on common sense reform."
Telephone Community Meetings; The Iran Deal; Overreach on the Congressional Review Act; Weakening the FTC; Jeopardizing Grant Funding; "Behind the Curtain" additions
Statement On President Trump's Decision To Back Out Of Iran Nuclear Agreement
"President Trump’s decision to back out of the Iran deal could very well be the most dangerous action he has taken so far. For those of us who do not want Iran to build a nuclear weapon and do not want to encourage an unnecessary war, the best we can do is hope that our European allies can convince the Iranians not to resume work on a nuclear weapon. Trump appears to be making a high stakes gamble that harsher sanctions will bring around regime change. I think most people and most nations do not like to be bullied, and I think he is almost certain to fail. Worse, Trump’s action today also sends a clear message to other countries that they can no longer trust the United States under this administration to uphold our agreements."