Schumer Statement On Trump Administration’s Attempt To Divert Money From FEMA To Continue Efforts To Separate And Jail Migrant Families

August 27, 2019

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s attempt to divert money from FEMA at the beginning of hurricane season to continue its efforts to separate and jail migrant families:

“The Trump administration’s plan to divert money away from FEMA at the start of hurricane season to continue its efforts to separate and jail migrant families is backwards and cruel. Taking these critical funds from disaster preparedness and recovery efforts threatens lives and weakens the government’s ability to help Americans in the wake of natural disasters. Congress appropriated these funds to meet the American peoples’ priorities and I strongly oppose this effort to undermine our constitutional authority.”

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