Beyer cosponsors Keep Families Together Act

Don BeyerRep. Don Beyer today signed on as a cosponsor to the Keep Families Together Act, which would formally abolish the Trump Administration’s recently-enacted policy of separating children from their parents in families seeking asylum at the U.S. border.

The legislation, introduced today by Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is the House companion of an identical Senate bill introduced by Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA).

“Donald Trump’s family separation policy is immoral and Congress must put a stop to it,” said Rep. Beyer. “Treating legal asylum-seekers, many of whom are fleeing violence which endangers their lives, in such a cruel manner is a violation of our country’s values and internationally-accepted agreements on human rights. Congress must put basic decency above partisan loyalties and immediately end this program which harkens back to some of the darkest moments in our nation’s history.”

Rep. Beyer previously attempted to eliminate funding for the Trump family separation policy with an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which was blocked by Republican leadership on the Rules Committee. He also joined over 100 Representatives on a formal appropriations request led by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) to remove funding for the program.

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