DENVER — Tuesday, July 3, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a letter calling on leadership from the U.S. House and Senate Judiciary Committees to investigate the Trump Administration’s family separation and co-incarceration policies. He was joined on the letter by the Colorado Children’s Campaign, Colorado Psychiatric Society, the Colorado chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Colorado Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Society, the Colorado Psychological Association, the Colorado chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, the National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect, and the Children's Hospital Colorado.
“We remain extremely concerned about the welfare of children who have been separated from their parents upon crossing the U.S. border,” the letter says. “We ask you and your congressional colleagues to take immediate steps to investigate the administration's policies of separation and co-incarceration of these children and their parents. Additionally, we believe it critical to develop clear guidelines that prevent any abuse or trauma for children detained by immigration officials.”
View the full letter here.