Gov. Hickenlooper, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition statement calling on Trump Administration to reverse family separation policy

June 18, 2018

Governor sends letter to Congress calling for action

 

DENVER — Monday, June 18, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today released a joint statement with the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition calling on the Trump administration to reverse the cruel practice of family separation.

“Purposely separating children from their parents is immoral and un-American. Immigration enforcement is a necessary function of our federal government, but it is beyond comprehension that the Trump administration is using these families as pawns to deter immigration. We urge the administration to stop this cruel practice. If the White House won’t act, Congress should. No political end is worth destroying families and traumatizing children.”

Additionally, Gov. Hickenlooper sent a letter to the Congress expressing opposition to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s policy and practice of separating children from their parents when arriving at the southern border.

View the letter here.

###

The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition is a statewide, membership-based coalition of immigrant, faith, labor, youth, community, business and ally organizations founded in 2002 to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees by making Colorado a more welcoming, immigrant-friendly state. CIRC achieves this mission through non-partisan civic engagement, public education, and advocating for workable, fair and humane immigration policies.