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Schumer Statement On The Trump Administration’s New Rule To Detain Migrant Children Indefinitely

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after the Trump administration announced it would implement a new rule that would detain migrant children indefinitely:

“The cruelty of the Trump administration knows no bounds. Make no mistake: this new rule is about letting President Trump and Stephen Miller keep children in awful conditions for longer periods of time and continue the administration’s horrid treatment of innocent migrant families fleeing unthinkable hardship. Having seen first-hand the awful conditions the Trump administration subjects many migrant families to, it is imperative that the courts immediately block this rule from going into effect.”