Separating families: business as usual

Separating American families for no other reason than, “it is legal to do so” leaves so much out of the conversation as to prove this system morally bankrupt. Normally when politicians speak about immigration reform, they try to bypass the subject altogether, but recently a couple of our lawmakers actually stood up and made a stand on the issue:

“Immigration is not a zero-sum game. No one in America should have to choose between the family they cherish and the country they love, yet more than 200,000 parents of U.S. citizens were separated by our immigration laws between 2010-2012 alone. We must work together to end this ongoing tragedy, and ensure our immigration laws work to unite families – not divide them.”

Congresswoman Judy Chu
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“Every day our broken immigration system tears families apart—husbands from their wives, parents from their children.  “It’s the human toll families continue to pay because of the House’s inability to act on immigration reform.  Americans want to see Congress work together to pass top-to-bottom reform that fixes our immigration system to reflect our values, keep our nation safe, and grow our economy.”

Rep. Zoe Lofgren

We know where these politicians stand. Too bad the Republicans are refusing to work with the Democrats on resolving our problem. To read more about this subject Click Here.

 

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