House members tour Westchester facility holding immigrant children

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Lowey (center): “… no realistic plan to reunite families …”

DOBBS FERRY – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D, NY17) led a delegation of House members who toured Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry on Friday. That is where immigrant children are being held after being separated from their families at the border by the Trump Administration.
Lowey said 327 children have been flown to New York after being separated from their parents.
“Shelters like Children’s Village provide vital services for vulnerable children, but the Trump Administration’s decision to put 2,000 miles between children and their families will make it much harder for families to be reunited quickly,” she said after the private tour. “Worse, the Administration has presented no realistic plan to reunite families and has shown no urgency in addressing this crisis.”
Lowey said the Trump Administration’s “abdication of leadership and lack of urgency prove they have no plan to address this crisis of their own making, and House Republicans are letting them off the hook.”
The long-time congresswoman said, “Intentionally traumatizing children by using them as bargaining chips for a wasteful border wall is a shameful chapter in our nation’s history. And make no mistake: there will be lasting consequences of the Administration’s cruelty – for these children, for these families, and for the reputation of our nation.”
Lowey was joined on the tour of Children’s Village by Reps. Eliot Engel (D, NY-16), Grace Meng (D, NY-06), and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D, DE).