Heinrich: DHS Secretary Should Resign If Treating Children And Families Humanely Is Too Much To Ask

"If this Administration thinks treating children and families humanely is too much to ask, then Secretary Nielsen should do the honorable thing and resign."

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) issued the following statement after an announcement from Trump Administration that it is preparing to circumvent limits on the government's detainment of child migrants:

"If this Administration thinks treating children and families humanely is too much to ask, then Secretary Nielsen should do the honorable thing and resign. They need to get real and stop looking for cruel shortcuts that tear families apart.

"I will continue to hold this Administration accountable for adhering to our laws, to American values, and for executing a clear plan to right this horrific wrong."