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Booker Statement on Trump Executive Order Continuing “Zero Tolerance” Immigration Policy

June 20, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement:

“Incarcerating families and children fleeing violence and oppression is an unacceptable response to the family separation crisis created by President Trump and his administration. The lack of any plan to reunite children with their parents and undo the damage that has been done by President Trump’s family separation policy is profoundly concerning to me.

“President Trump should immediately reverse his abhorrent ‘zero-tolerance’ policy, which undermines America’s highest ideals and doesn’t make our country any safer.

“Taking parents and children seeking nothing more than a better life in the United States and warehousing them in facilities is devoid of humanity and diverts resources from addressing actual threats to our country’s security.”

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