Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives considered H. Res. 990:
“Instead of working to reunite families torn apart by President Trump, or working on comprehensive immigration reform our country badly needs, Republican leadership wasted precious legislative time to pursue a political ploy. Congress needs to focus on ensuring that innocent children, who have been cruelly ripped from their parents’ arms, are safely reunited with their families. The Trump administration’s failure to meet the court-ordered reunification deadline speaks volumes to the administration’s callous disregard for the well-being of these children and families and to the values we share as a nation.
“Rather than harming children to further an extreme immigration policy opposed by the vast majority of the American people, the President and Republican leadership in Congress need to work with Democrats to pass comprehensive immigration reform that reflects our values and recognizes the contribution immigrants have made to our success as a nation.”