Lucille Roybal-Allard and Norma Torres Want to Help Keep Immigrant Families Together
California Democratic Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard and Norma Torreshave teamed up to keep children of detained or deported parents united with their families. The Help Separated Families Act would help ensure that children in the child welfare system who have detained or deported parents will be able to reunify with their parents or live in the permanent care of other relatives, as well as providing states with the ability to focus on preventing permanent separation. “The Trump Administration’s heartless anti-immigrant policies are tearing children from the loving arms of their undocumented parents,” said Roybal-Allard. “It is time for our government to affirm that your immigration status should not prohibit you from being a parent.” Roybal-Allard first introduced the Help Separated Families Act in 2012. More here.