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June 05, 2019

Thompson: Continued Humanitarian Crisis at Border Shows Trump Policies Have Failed

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on news the humanitarian crisis at the border is worsening. 

"These numbers are yet another sign that the Trump Administration's border security and immigration policies are abject failures. We have a full-blown humanitarian crisis, which is being exacerbated by the Administration's inhumane treatment of migrants in custody.

"Democrats are ready and willing to help and increase humanitarian assistance to help solve these challenges, which have in part stemmed from the Administration's own chaotic border policies. However, until the Administration stops spending more time talking about the crisis than putting forward workable solutions, they are not acting in good faith."

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