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Congressman Valadao Releases Statement on Separation of Families at the Border

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Washington, June 18, 2018 | Anna R. Vetter ((202) 815-1685) | comments
Congressman David G. Valadao released a statement regarding the "zero tolerance" policy of the Department of Justice, which has forced the separation of families at the border:
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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) released the following statement regarding the "zero tolerance" policy of the Department of Justice, which has forced the separation of children from their parents at the United States – Mexico border:

β€œThe substantial increase of minors at our southern border is both a humanitarian and national security crisis. While we must work towards a solution that reduces the occurrence of illegal border crossings, it is unacceptable to separate young children from their parents. This is exactly why passage of a compromise solution, such as that being discussed in Congress right now, is absolutely necessary.”  

BACKGROUND
Since being elected to Congress, Congressman David Valadao has remained dedicated to repairing the broken immigration system of the United States. His personal connection to immigration, combined with the serious impact policy change will have on his constituents, have provided Valadao with a deep understanding of the issue, especially as it relates to agriculture and our guest worker program.

In 2017, Valadao cosponsored H.R. 496, the Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy (BRIDGE) Act and H.R. 1468, the Recognizing America's Children (RAC) Act, as well as H.R. 3440, the Dream Act of 2017. In January, Congressman Valadao cosponsored H.R.4796, the USA Act. Most recently, in March, Congressman Valadao cosponsored H.Res. 774, the Queen of the Hill Resolution and signed on to a Discharge Petition to bring the legislation to the House Floor.

Congressman David G. Valadao represents the 21st Congressional District, which includes Kings County and portions of Fresno, Tulare, and Kern Counties.

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U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao

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