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Upton Statement on Family Separations at U.S./Mexico Border

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement in regards to family separations at the United States/Mexico border:

“It’s time for this ugly and inhumane practice to end. Now.

“It’s never acceptable to use kids as bargaining chips in political process. For some time, I’ve said that separating young, innocent children from their parents is the wrong approach. The right approach is legislation to address the root issues.

“This week, the House should vote on a bill that would keep families together, give long-term stability to Dreamers, and improve our border security.

 “Enough finger pointing. Time for action and solutions.”

Upton had previously signed onto a “discharge petition” that would have allowed for fair and full debate on different immigration proposals to address these issues. As a result, the U.S. House of Representatives are planning to vote on two immigration reform bills this week.

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