Heinrich Urges Oversight On Trump Administration’s Family Reunification Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement in response to reports that the Trump administration is distributing deportation forms to detained migrant parents who are trying to reunite with their children: 

“President Trump’s executive order seems to have been an attempt to evade public scrutiny for his Administration’s continued practice of breaking up families. Nobody should have to choose between their due process rights and ever seeing their children again. Every resource available should be dedicated to reuniting these families before the Trump Administration makes matters worse. Congressional leaders need to either step up and hold oversight hearings or become just as responsible as President Trump for tearing families apart and holding children hostage. Fear of offending the President by conducting oversight is a cowardly excuse. If that is the case, then they should step aside and let the rest of the country lead the way.”