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Wed Jun 20, 2018, 10:33 AM Jun 2018

Dems bring children to House floor to demand end to family separations [View all]

Source: The Hill

Democratic lawmakers were joined by children on Wednesday morning while delivering remarks calling for an end to the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy.

“I think more powerful than anything I could say is to stand with children,” Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) said as more than 20 children joined him and other Democratic House members on the floor.

“I know this is a tragic moment but this weekend I couldn’t have felt prouder to be an American,” Gutiérrez went on to say while standing among children and his colleagues. “I couldn’t have felt prouder about just what our exceptionalism is.”

“I saw Americans everywhere across this country standing up for children, standing up for those that are in need, standing up for moms and dads being separated,” Gutiérrez continued. “Let’s celebrate too that America sees this injustice, sees this cruelty, sees this evil and did not remain silent and that is the America that I was so happy I was born into.”

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/393206-dems-bring-children-to-house-floor-to-demand-end-to-family

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