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Congressman Boyle Introduces "Reunite Children with Their Parents Act" in Response to President Trump's Border Policy

June 21, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) today released the following statement announcing his new legislation to reunite the 2,300 children separated from their parents and not helped by President Trump’s executive order yesterday. 

“President Trump started this barbaric policy of ripping children away from their families. His new executive order only affects future detainees and does nothing for the thousands of children who have already been separated from their families. Today, I introduced the "Reunite Children with Their Parents Act" (H.R. 6172) that will protect the children already in custody as a result of the President’s terrible policy, and ensure that it is the policy of the United States to reunite them with their families.  The "Reunite Children with Their Parents Act" would mandate that within 60 days of becoming law, the DHS Secretary must reunite the children taken into custody with their families that have been separated as a result of President Trump’s border separation policy. If the President cannot care for these children, it is the solemn duty of Congress to lead where he has failed.”