Toddlers Are Not A National Security Threat

Trump has to go and take his Republican friends with him.  Here’s a message from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee – 

There is no universe in which forcibly separating now thousands of young children from their parents is acceptable.

The practice is an abomination. It’s not part of any solution to fix our immigration system. Instead it is jeopardizing the health and future of young children and undermining America’s moral standing in the world.

There is no doubt that the Trump administration’s family separation policy is cruel and inhumane.

In McAllen, Texas, I saw a facility people called “the dog kennel” which housed children separated from their mothers and fathers lumped into holding pens made of chain-link fence. It was a disturbing and shameful scene that should have no place in America.

So together, with every single Senate Democrat, I’ve co-sponsored legislation that would immediately stop the Department of Homeland Security from taking children from their parents at the border.

People throughout the country are demanding that President Trump reverse his cruel order to separate children from their parents and are watching how Congress will respond to this test. Please add your name to demand that this shameful policy of family separation end immediately and children are reunited with their families.

We can’t afford to let this continue for one more day.

Doctors are telling us that children who experience this kind of emotional trauma can develop chronic mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has said, “Family separation can cause irreparable harm to children’s health, disrupting their brain architecture and affecting short- and long-term health.”

Despite these warnings, the Trump administration has begun plans to build tent cities to house hundreds of children in southwest Texas through the worst of the summer heat.

Every hour that this outrageous policy is allowed to continue, the damage to our moral fabric as a country becomes more complete.

So speak out now:

Thank you for standing up for what’s right,

Senator Chris Van Hollen

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