DNC on Trump Administration’s Rule Allowing Indefinite Family Detention
August 21, 2019
DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after the Trump administration moved to end limits on the detention of immigrant children and families:
“The bottomless cruelty of this administration is immoral, disgraceful, and antithetical to everything we stand for as a nation. Asylum seekers and immigrants deserve to be treated with basic human dignity and decency, but once again, Donald Trump and his Republican allies are demonizing them to divide the American people. There is no moral justification for the indefinite detention of children and no excuse for the trauma this policy will inflict on families.
“Democrats believe diversity and compassion are our nation’s greatest strengths, and we will keep fighting these inhumane attacks at every turn.”