Torres Small To Trump Administration: Reconsider Indefinite Detention Of Migrant Children

Aug 23, 2019

Credit Rep. Xochitl Torres-Small (D-NM 2)

Commentary: Today, Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small (NM-2) released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced changes to the way the Flores Settlement Agreement will be interpreted when detaining migrant children in federal facilities: 

“Children are especially vulnerable when they are held in detention. The Flores Agreement addresses that fact. We all recognize that our immigration system is broken, but keeping children in detention with no end in sight does not improve safety or reflect our values.  I call on the Administration to reconsider its decision, and come to the table to work with the leadership from both parties and Chambers to develop real, meaningful solutions to the challenges we are facing on the border. Together, we can build solutions that keep communities safe and families together.”