Brooks Joins Letter to Administration Questioning the Separation of Families at the Southern Border
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) signed a letter along with 41 of her colleagues in the House to the leaders of the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Health and Human Services expressing concern about the safety and security of families with children immigrating to the United States and seeking clarification for how and why decisions to separate families are made.
“While I am in support of defending our nation’s borders and am encouraged by the President’s recent executive order, many questions still remain surrounding the policies of taking children from their parents at the border.” said Brooks. “In this letter, I joined my colleagues to ask the responsible executive agencies to clarify their policies and procedures when it comes to separating families so we can better understand how to fix this disturbing situation at the border as quickly as possible. While Congress works to reform our broken immigration system, we must provide a compassionate, fair and efficient process that respects our laws as well as defends those who are most vulnerable. Keeping families together is the right thing to do. The separation of illegal immigrant families at our southern border does not reflect American values and is not a compassionate or fair way to be processing those who enter our country illegally. I look forward to the Administration’s timely response and will continue to look for ways to advocate for the reunification of those who have already been separated.”