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Cummings Issues Statement on Trump Administration Failing to Meet Court-Imposed Deadline to Reunite Families

Jul 27, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (July 27, 2018)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s failure to meet a second court-imposed deadline to reunite separated children with their families:

“Trump Administration officials admit they had no plan to reunite children when they tore them away from their parents, and they deserve no credit now for failing to fully comply with a federal court order to remedy this crisis they created.  Today, multiple Trump Administration officials are openly obstructing Congress and refusing to comply with a bipartisan request from the Oversight Committee to produce basic information about these children.  Their failure to reunite hundreds of children with their parents—who were deported in some cases after reportedly being coerced to leave their children behind—is an ongoing travesty and a permanent moral stain on our nation.”

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115th Congress