National Faith Leader Responds to DHS Plan to Detain Immigrant Families

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August 23, 2019

 

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National Faith Leader Responds to DHS Plan to Detain Immigrant Families

 

Washington, D.C. -- The Department of Homeland Security announced a new rule that would detain migrant families indefinitely. The Trump administration claims the new plan will allow the government to no longer be restricted by the Flores Settlement which requires migrant children not to be detained longer than twenty days. A judge will now decide if this is an adequate process which fulfills the government’s obligation. 

 

Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO, Faith in Public Life (Washington, DC):

“Families belong together and free. This proposed rule change is symbolic of the white supremacist ideology at the core of many of the Trump Administration’s decisions. Whether anti-Semitic attacks, anti-immigrant policy changes or racist dog whistles, we see a commitment to maintaining white power and privilege. I pray that the courts reject this transparently unjust decision.”

 

 

 

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