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Congressional Immigration Leaders and Children Call for Ending Family Detention as “A Wish for the Holidays”

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Office of Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40)

12/9/2015

This afternoon, the Congressional Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform and We Belong Together were joined by children at a Capitol Hill press conference to call for an end to America’s family detention system.  Nine members of Congress spoke out about the need to end family detention, including Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), chair of the Congressional Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform; Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19); Congressman Luis Gutiérrez (IL-04); Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01); Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06); Congresswoman Norma Torres (CA-35); Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-38);Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01); and Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27).

The press conference also featured Caritza and Alejandro, a mother and her five-year-old son who were previously held at the Dilley detention facility in Texas …

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