June 21, 2018

Van Hollen Statement on Family Separation

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen released the following statement regarding President Trump’s Family Separation Executive Order and his continued policy of ‘Zero-Tolerance’ impacting asylum-seekers coming to the United States:

“President Trump finally bent to public pressure to reverse his despicable child separation policy, but his new executive order does nothing to reunite the children who have already been taken from their parents and appears to subject children to indefinite imprisonment – that is unacceptable. There are better ways to manage this process that allow families to stay together, keep kids out of jail, preserve opportunities for asylum, and enforce our laws.”