“Reports that a separated immigrant child was subjected to repeated sexual abuse shock the conscience and are a damning confirmation of the inhumanity of this federal government. Having a six-year-old child sign paperwork to acknowledge her supposed responsibility to avoid the abuse is beyond the pale. The Trump administration created the conditions that allowed this to happen and failed to protect a child in its custody.
“This is what comes of using children as pawns in a political fight. Nelson Mandela said that ‘there can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way it treats its children.’ The President should be ashamed. It’s far past time this administration reunite every single separated child with their family and bring an end once and for all for this great stain on our nation’s history. This is not who we are.”