Lowey Statement on Trump Executive Order on Family Separation

June 21, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17/Rockland-Westchester), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s Executive Order on family separation:

“Family separation is a crisis of the President’s own making. The Trump administration deliberately abused children by tearing them from their families and imprisoning many of them in cages. The President’s Executive Order is just as heartless and shameful as his “Zero Tolerance” policy, as it further opens the door to long-term child detention. The order does nothing to change the fact that the administration is using children as bargaining chips for the President’s repugnant anti-immigrant agenda.”