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Congressman Cohen Condemns Separating Children from Parents at the Border

June 19, 2018 - articles -

Says it is inhumane, un-American and unnecessary

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) condemned the Trump Administration policy change that has separated nearly 2,000 children from their parents along the Mexican border in recent weeks. He made the following statement:

“President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen are totally responsible for the inhumane policy choice playing out on our southern border  — they are responsible for children being torn from the arms of their mothers and fathers. That is the truth. Trump is telling lie after lie in blaming Democrats when it was his Homeland Security Department that made the policy change resulting in these horrific and disturbing scenes.

“Evidently Nielsen has learned her lesson about contradicting this President and is now shamelessly parroting the Trump company line.

“This policy is inhumane, un-American and unnecessary and must be reversed. Listen to the five First Ladies.”