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Yesterday, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) joined his colleagues on the House floor to demand the Trump Administration end its despicable practice of separating children and their parents who come to America seeking asylum.

“In our country, family is an institution. It shapes every aspect of our lives. Today, family—that concept—is being torn apart and challenged at our own borders. Screaming children are being ripped from their mother’s arms. These parents are fleeing government violence, domestic violence, religious persecution. They follow generations of people who came to America, seeking a better life,” Rep. Peters said.

Rep. Peters called for an immediate change to this horrific practice, noting a San Diego judge’s refusal to dismiss a lawsuit challenging family separation, and the harm caused to children who are forcibly separated from their families.

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Rep. Peters’ full remarks can be viewed HERE.