The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) calls for greater effort to reunite migrant families that were separated under the Administration’s “zero-tolerance policy.” The deadline to reunite parents with their children was July 26th, yet there are more than 450 cases where families remain separated. Furthermore, many parents have been deported without their children, making reunification all the more difficult.
“We must make every effort to right this wrong by reunifying families and eliminating family detention. The child detention centers are not ‘summer camps,’ as was suggested by a senior Immigration and Customs official during the congressional hearing. They are a violation of our fundamental values.” said Fernand Fernandez, USHCC Interim President & CEO.
The USHCC opposes the designation of some families as “ineligible” for reunification. We stand with leaders in Congress and other advocacy organizations in an effort to hold the government accountable. We urge increased efforts to reunify all separated families as quickly as possible.