WASHINGTON — The following is a statement from Yesenia Chavez, policy analyst and campaign lead for the American Civil Liberties Union, regarding introduction of the Families Belong Together Act. The ACLU endorses this legislation. 

“The Trump administration’s family separation practice caused irreparable trauma to parents, children, and communities writ large. While we will never fully right these wrongs, the Families Belong Together Act is critical legislation to begin addressing the harm our government inflicted on the families it separated. These families must be reunited in the United States and provided citizenship, resources, care, and a commitment that family separation will never happen again. We applaud the sponsors of this bill, and call on members of Congress to support this critical legislation.”


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