CAPAC, CHC, CPC Caucus Chairs Call on Biden to Reject Family Detention

Mar 7, 2023 Issues: Civil Rights, Immigration

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Representatives Judy Chu (CA-28), Nanette Barragán (CA-44), and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Chairs of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), and Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), respectively, issued the following statement calling on President Biden to reject reinstating family detention:

“We are deeply concerned by reports that the Biden Administration is considering reinstating family detention in an attempt to deter migration. We agree with Secretary Mayorkas when he said, 'A detention center is not where a family belongs.' We should not return to the failed policies of the past. There is no safe or humane way to detain families and children, and such detention does not serve as a deterrent to migration. We strongly urge the administration to reject this wrongheaded approach."