Jayapal Supports Biden Settlement To Help Separated Families
India-West Staff Reporter
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, commended the Biden administration’s announcement of a settlement connected to the family separation policy implemented during the Trump Administration.
In a statement, Jayapal said, “This announcement is a very significant step forward in addressing the extreme pain, violations of rights, and consequences of those violations for the separated families. It is also necessary to ensure the Trump administration’s cruel, zero-humanity family separation policy will never happen again under future administrations.”
Referring to her 2018 visit to the border, Jayapal said, “my colleagues and I watched in horror as news leaked of the Trump administration’s barbaric and deliberate family separation policy. I was the first Member of Congress to go into a federal prison and talk to hundreds of mothers and fathers who had been cruelly separated from their children, some as young as just a few months old. I will never forget their stories of agony as they described being torn from their children without any opportunity to say goodbye, hug their children one last time, or even give them some words of comfort.”