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Rick Larsen for Congress

 

Help us pass the Keep Families Together Act

Your voices matter. Public outcry over family separation at the border has pressured the president to backtrack on this inhumane policy. I am proud to join Congressman Jerry Nadler on the Keep Families Together Act to put a stop to it.

But the fight is far from over. The president's executive order fails to address what will happen to the thousands of families already separated, and the current administration's immigration policy is still in need of massive reform:

We must fund community-based alternatives. This administration has eliminated funding for these alternatives, like the Family Case Management Program. When active, the FCMP pilot had 99 percent compliance rates with immigration requirements such as court hearings and immigration appointments.

We must reform the immigration detention system. I support the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act to reform the immigration detention system by ending use of private facilities, repealing mandatory detention and increasing oversight, accountability, and transparency of the immigration detention system.

We must keep children with their parents. I am a cosponsor of the Human Enforcement and Legal Protections (HELP) for Separated Children Act. This bill would protect children whose parents are involved in immigration enforcement actions and keep children out of the child welfare system if it is not necessary to ensure children's safety.

Our American values are judged by how we treat the vulnerable among us. We must keep fighting. Sign the petition to keep families together.

Rick

Posted on June 21, 2018.
 

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Rick Larsen represents Washington state's 2nd Congressional District. Rick was born and raised in Arlington and his family has called Northwest Washington home for over a century. Learn more.