Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the senior Republican and President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate, released the following statement after President Trump announced he would order a pause on family separation at the border:
“I appreciate the President’s willingness to listen to us on this issue. We all understand how important it is to enforce our immigration laws, but we also all agree that separating children from their parents is not the right course of action. The onus is on us now to work quickly to fix these problems, and I look forward to working with my colleagues on the best path forward. I’m confident we’re off to a good start in the Senate.”
Yesterday, Senator Hatch and a group of 12 Republican senators sent a letter toAttorney General Jeff Sessions asking for a moratorium on the family separation policy. The letter petitions the administration to stop enforcement of this policy until Congress can pass legislation to keep families together.
Click here to read the letter and click here to learn more.