Delaney Reacts to Family Separation Executive Order

Jun 20, 2018
Press Release


WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) reacted to the signing of the Executive Order by President Trump to halt the separation of families:

“I’m relieved our nation will no longer be separating these children and without the aggressive coverage of our independent media outlets, this change would have never happened. We should thank our First Ladies, faith leaders, medical community, and lawmakers, activists, and compassionate Americans for voicing their opposition, yet we have more work to do. First and foremost, we all must demand immediate, tangible steps to reunite the thousands of separated children with their families.

This cruel plan and practice was hatched, initiated, and enforced solely by the President and his administration, specifically Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. While President Trump may have bowed to political pressure and finally recognized that the separation of families is a problem, his Executive Order ultimately does little to reform our broken immigration system into one that is reflective of our humanity, values, and the American dream.”