Press Release ● Immigration
For Immediate Release: 
July 10, 2018
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the Trump Administration's failure to meet today’s deadline set by a federal judge to reunite all children under the age of four with their parents after they were separated by the Administration at the border:

“I am outraged that the Trump Administration has failed to meet a federal judge’s deadline today for reuniting all of the children under the age of four years old who were separated from their parents at the border. Nearly two weeks ago, I, along with Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Michelle Lujan Grisham and 20 members of the CHC, sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar requesting a detailed plan on family reunification efforts and demanding answers on the status and well-being of the children. To date, they have failed to provide a response despite daily inquiries. In fact, the Justice Department claimed to have ‘no role’ in family separation, notwithstanding the fact that Attorney General Sessions proudly announced the policy that created the crisis. House Democrats will continue to hold this Administration accountable for its cruel, inhumane treatment of migrant families. I urge House Republicans to do their job in conducting oversight and join us in demanding answers.”