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Administration Misses Reunification Deadline, Creating More Chaos for Families
July 26, 2018, Washington, DC – The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) today decried the administration’s failure to reunite families seeking asylum by the court-mandated deadline. NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman released the following statement:
“The Trump Administration’s cruel decision to prosecute all those crossing the border outside official ports of entry resulted in a humanitarian crisis, during which thousands of children were separated from their parents and held in detention. Despite a court order to reunify all children by today, hundreds of children remain separated from their families. Rather than attempting to fix its mistake and treat asylum seekers with the respect they deserve, the administration continues to try to use family incarceration as an alternative to deportation.
“Family separation, detention, and deportation fall far short of the Jewish and American values we strive to live by. This moral catastrophe is entirely the result of the Trump Administration’s poor judgment and cruel dismissal of those seeking a better life, and they must fix it – no exceptions.”
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. More information on Facebook and on Twitter at @NCJW.