Rep. Bass Leads Letter Opposing Trump Administration Plan To Use Foster Care As Immigration Deterrent


Rep. Bass Leads Letter Opposing Trump Administration Plan to Use Foster Care as Immigration Deterrent

Rep. Karen Bass

WASHINGTON, DC—Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) sent a letter signed by 80 Members of the House of Representatives to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly in strong opposition to his flippant remarks regarding newly proposed immigration policy that would take custody of immigrant children and then place them in foster care. On Thursday afternoon, Rep. Bass was joined by six of the signatories and many child welfare advocates outside the U.S. Capitol to discuss the letter and to condemn Secretary Kelly’s remarks.“Our child welfare system is designed to protect children from abusive and neglectful …

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