DENVER — Monday, June 18, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today released a joint statement with the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition calling on the Trump administration to reverse the cruel practice of family separation.

“Purposely separating children from their parents is immoral and un-American. Immigration enforcement is a necessary function of our federal government, but it is beyond comprehension that the Trump administration is using these families as pawns to deter immigration. We urge the administration to stop this cruel practice. If the White House won’t act, Congress should. No political end is worth destroying families and traumatizing children.”

Additionally, Gov. Hickenlooper sent a letter to the Congress expressing opposition to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s policy and practice of separating children from their parents when arriving at the southern border.

View the letter here.

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