Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

Sarbanes Blasts Trump Administration Family Separation Policy [Video]

At a Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing, Congressman Sarbanes Criticized the Trump Administration’s Cruel Plan to Separate Migrant Children from Their Parents
February 7, 2019
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) criticized the Trump Administration’s inhumane policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

“… [Based on your testimony], it almost sounds like the Administration was finding ways to test this [child separation policy] out before they moved into a more official posture on it,” said Congressman Sarbanes. “One would have thought – based on some of the ripple effects that those more localized or targeted deployments of this policy would have demonstrated – that they would have come back realizing that was a terrible direction in which to go. But apparently, the lesson they drew from it was that they should expand the policy more broadly with the disastrous and tragic impacts that it’s had for these children.”

See below for the full video of the Congressman’s remarks.