Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Judge Criticizes Plan to Reunify Families Split at Border

Jul 16, 2018
In The News

San Diego Congressman Scott Peters said the U.S. should to go back to the "catch and release" policies of the Obama administration.

“When someone comes through our doors for asylum because they’re fleeing political persecution or gang violence, we would process them through the regular due process, which just means that we would 'catch and release,'” he told Politically Speaking. “We can monitor them electrically. Under the Obama administration, we assigned caseworkers to families to make sure they came back. One hundred percent of them came back for their hearings. They’re not trying to flee the law, they’re trying to obey the law and have a better future and that’s the process we need to get back to.”