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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

Representing the 3rd District of Connecticut

DeLauro Statement on CT Separated Children Granted Interim Immigration Status

August 30, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC(August 30, 2018) Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement in response to news that two children who were separated from their parents and sent to Connecticut have been granted one year of humanitarian parole in the United States.

“I welcome today’s news that J.S.R. and V.F.B. will be able to stay in the United States with their parents for the next year following their horrific separation at the border. This is the very least our government owes them after the life-altering trauma they have been put through. At the same time, we must not forget that there are hundreds of children who are still enduring the Trump administration’s government-sanctioned child abuse. I fought hard alongside my Democratic colleagues in the Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee to fix this family separation crisis—passing amendments to hold the Department of Health and Human Services accountable, ensure siblings are kept together, fund mental health services for children, and many more—and I will continue to push for these legislative initiatives until every last every last child is reunited with their family.”