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Faith & Freedom Urges End to Family Separation At Border, Calls on Congress to Act to Protect Families and Repair “Broken and Immoral” Immigration System

Washington, DC – Faith & Freedom Coalition Founder and Chairman Ralph Reed today sent a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives urging immediate legislative action to end the separation of families illegally crossing the border, allowing children and parents to remain together while their cases are adjudicated.

Faith & Freedom urged passage of either H.R. 4760, the Securing America’s Future Act, introduced by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, or compromise legislation being drafted by House leadership, as it is “a moral imperative to provide greater priority for legal entry to spouses and minor children, provide a legal solution to DACA-eligible young people, and secure the border.”

“The separation of families illegally crossing the border is heartbreaking and tragic, part of the larger tragedy of a broken immigration system that does not reflect our values or our faith,” stated Reed. “We urge Congress to act now to end the separation of children from parents at the border, reunite families legally entering the country, and secure the border. Both the Securing America’s Future Act and the compromise bill are common-sense and compassionate approaches to shielding children illegally brought to our country through no fault of their own while taking meaningful steps to ensure nobody finds themselves in the same situation in the future.”

“It prioritizes and supports the intact nuclear family. It effectively secures our borders to help prevent future illegal immigration and stop drug and human trafficking. It also provides a path forward for modernizing our broken immigration system so it can be more merit-based and reflective of the changing economic and labor needs of our nation.”

Both bills, while not perfect, advance the Faith & Freedom Coalition immigration reform principles, including: strengthening, not undermining the nuclear family; promoting respect for the rule of law; meeting the needs of the U.S. economy, and securing the border and strictly enforcing the law.

The full letter from the Faith & Freedom Coalition urging Congressional action in immigration can be found HERE.

Faith & Freedom’s immigration public policy principles can be found HERE.

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