Sep 06 2018
Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Katherine Clark (MA-5) released the following statement on the Trump administration's push to evade the Flores settlement:
"After witnessing the horrors committed by this administration in the family separation crisis this summer, I am disgusted but not surprised that the Trump administration is now attempting to indefinitely imprison children through the creation of "family detention centers”.
"We are now just barely uncovering the extent of the trauma thousands of children who were ripped from their parents are facing. This is due in large part to the bravery of Massachusetts families who are exposing these horrors and taking action against the Trump administration’s immoral actions.
"The 1997 Flores settlement is an acknowledgement of what is commonsense to so many: imprisoning children inflicts cruel and irreplaceable harm. Children do not belong in cages.”