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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

Representing the 3rd District of Connecticut

DeLauro Statement on Trump Administration Decision to End Asylum for Victims of Gang Violence and Domestic Abuse

June 11, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s decision to stop granting asylum to certain victims of gang violence and domestic abuse. 

“The Trump administration’s latest attack on asylum seekers is cruel and un-American. The new restrictions are shamefully designed to discourage people who face legitimate danger from seeking sanctuary and security in our country. This nation must remain a haven for those who seek to escape violence and persecution. Turning our back and ignoring the suffering of women, children, and families is disgraceful. Asylum seekers flee imminent danger to get our help. For many, this is a matter of life and death—and we cannot turn a blind eye to those in need.”