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For Immediate Release
June 20, 2018

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party

Separating Children from Parents an Inhumane Republican Policy

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party released the following statement on the inhumane White House Zero Tolerance Immigration policy:

The ODP is horrified that Republican leaders continue to implement a cruel zero tolerance policy to advance their own political agenda, using families as political pawns. Ripping children away from their parents is not a solution to immigration reform.

“This is unacceptable,” said Anna Langthorn, ODP Chair, “Completely unacceptable that the GOP controlled administration has carried out a cruel and inhumane policy separating children from their parents who are seeking asylum in our country!”

Democrats know that children belong with their parents, not locked in cages like animals. We’re doing everything in our power to stop this cruel and traumatic administration policy and holding the Trump administration directly accountable for creating a border crisis. Democrats will continue to fight for sensible, comprehensive immigration reform.

For more information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party, visit the party website at okdemocrats.org, or call party headquarters at 405-427-3366.