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Granger Statement on Family Separations at the Border

June 20, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) released the following statement regarding family separations at the United States/Mexico border:

“People in my District are very concerned about this issue and so am I. There needs to be a better way to secure our borders that doesn’t tear apart families. These children did not make the choice to cross the border and shouldn’t be punished for it.

“In 2014, I led a Border Crisis Working Group to understand the facts of the situation at the southern border.  After my personal experience of traveling to the border and to the countries where most of the immigrants were originating, it was clear to me that we had a humanitarian crisis on our hands.  I will say again what I said then, this urgent crisis must be dealt with immediately.

“I have been working with House Republican leadership to resolve this in a way that protects our borders and our values. I, along with my colleagues, met with President Trump and he said he is 1000% with us and agrees these children must be protected.

“Rest assured I will continue to work on this crisis.  I am hopeful that this week the House will pass a bill that keeps families together, strengthens our borders, and reforms our broken immigration system.”