(June 18) – Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver issued the following statement calling on the Trump administration and Congress to stop the inhumane practice of separating families at the southern border of the United States. Thousands of migrant children are currently housed in facilities operated by the federal government.

“There is a humanitarian crisis that is happening in our country that we should not allow to be normalized. Our faith informs our beliefs of tolerance, inclusion and social justice – because we are all God’s children,” Duran said.

“I am disgusted by the Trump administration’s policy of tearing children from their parents who are fleeing violence and seeking asylum. It needs to stop immediately. Using this to achieve a political goal is the height of cruelty. Those in Congress who remain silent in this pivotal moment and fail to act are complicit in this cruelty and history will reflect that.”

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