Press Release ● Immigration
For Immediate Release: 
June 12, 2018
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on reports the Trump Administration is preparing to house immigrant children in tent cities after deliberately separating them from their parents:

“It is horrifying that the Trump Administration is not only prying young children from their parents’ arms but also considering placing those children to live, alone and exposed, in tent cities.  Forcing young children to sleep outdoors in an unfamiliar place and surrounded by uniformed guards who don’t speak their language is cruel and inhumane.  The Trump Administration should abandon these plans to house children in tent cities immediately.  That is not who we are as a people, and Americans will surely never abide such treatment of innocent children in their name.  President Trump and Attorney General Sessions should stop separating migrant families in the first place.”