STOP FAMILY SEPARATION AT THE BORDER
Prior to the Trump Administration, the policy of separating children from their parents at the border was unheard of. Instead, families would be detained together but for no longer than 20 days. However, the current Administration has enacted a policy separating families indefinitely and the subsequent Executive Order did not resolve the inhumane conditions created by the family separation policy. Indefinite detention is not the solution to our immigration problems.
S. 3036 and its companion bill H.R. 6135 were introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein and Representative Jerrold Nadler in 2018. These pieces of legislation were introduced in direct response to President Donald J. Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy and his Executive Order (EO). Both bills are vital to solving the issues of family separation and reunification with a focus on ensuring that agents or contractors of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Justice (DOJ) or DHHS will not remove a child who is under the age of 18 from their parent or guardian.