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Booker Signs on to Legislation to Protect Children Seeking Asylum

Children of Immigrants

Office of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (NJ)

2/23/16

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) today announced he is signing on to the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act, legislation that seeks tobetter protect unaccompanied minors and vulnerable individuals, including those with disabilities and victims of abuse, torture, or violence, who enter the United States to escape harsh conditions in their home countries. The bill was introduced by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ).

“We cannot proclaim to be a nation of liberty and justice for all if we turn our backs on innocent, vulnerable children who are fleeing life-threatening conditions,” Sen. Booker said. “I am pleased to support a bill that provides legal counsel for immigrant families and children who have already risked their lives to seek refuge and safety. This bill strengthens our immigration court system while adding a measure of compassion to support immigrant families in New Jersey and in states across the country.”

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