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Rep. Huizenga introduces bill to reunite children taken from families

The Family Reunification Act would require "The Secretary of Homeland Security to reunite unaccompanied alien children with the parents or legal guardians with whom they entered the United States."
Congressman Bill Huizenga

Congressman Bill Huizenga introduced a bill to reunite children that were separated from their parents along the southern border.

The Family Reunification Act would require "The Secretary of Homeland Security to reunite unaccompanied alien children with the parents or legal guardians with whom they entered the United States."

In a statement Huizenga says, “While the United States is a nation of laws, we are also a nation of compassion. I am for strengthening our porous border and reforming our broken immigration system. However, I am not for separating infants and young children from their mothers and fathers. We must take action to right this wrong."

He adds, “This legislation instructs the federal government to reunite the children recently separated from their families as soon as possible. For years, partisan bickering has prevented meaningful immigration reform from being achieved. It is my hope that by reuniting children with their parents, the Family Reunification Act will build bipartisan momentum for solutions that strengthen border security and reform our outdated immigration system.”

The text of the Family Reunification act can be found here.

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