Lofgren Statement Regarding HHS IG Report on Trump Administration Policy of Family Separation

January 17, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, issued the following statement after the release of a Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General's report which found thousands more immigrant children were separated from their parents than previously reported, and it is unclear whether they have been reunified with their parents:

“Today’s report makes clear that even the Trump Administration may never be able to reveal the full extent of their inhumane family separation policy. It is wholly unacceptable this Administration has no idea how many children they forcibly separated from parents and legal guardians. As Chair of the Immigration Subcommittee, I intend to fully investigate the actions leading to this disastrous decision and will hold the Trump Administration to account for their cruel and incompetent actions.”

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