DNC on Report that Thousands More Children Were Separated From Their Families at the Border Than Previously Reported

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after the U.S. Health and Human Services Department’s Office of Inspector General reported that the Trump administration likely separated thousands more children from their families than previously believed:


“The cruelty and incompetence of this administration knows no bounds. Just when we thought the family separation nightmare at the border couldn’t get any worse, we find out that Trump has been lying about the full scope of the humanitarian disaster he created. What will it take for the rest of the Republican Party to wake up and take a stand against this president’s inhumane policies? Democrats believe that families belong together, and we will keep fighting to reunite all children who have been separated from their parents.”