Thompson, Matsui, Panetta, and Sherman Visit Facility for Separated Minors Condemn family separation policy, call for children to be reunited immediately

Thompson, Matsui, Panetta, and Sherman Visit Facility for Separated Minors Condemn family separation policy, call for children to be reunited immediately

PRESS RELEASE

Washington – Today Representatives Mike Thompson (CA-05), Doris Matsui (CA-06), Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), and Brad Sherman (CA-30) released the following joint statement after visiting a facility in Virginia that houses children separated from their parents at the border as a result of the Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy.

“The children we met today have faced unimaginable horrors coming to the United States, and the trauma of that journey is only perpetuated the longer they are separated from their families. Today’s visit only underscored the extreme urgency with which we must work to reunite families and the lasting trauma the Trump Administration’s inhumane policy has caused on thousands of children. While we appreciate that this experienced facility is providing necessary care, no standard of care can meet the needs of children desperate to see their families again and the Administration must present its policy for a swift reunification infrastructure immediately.”