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  • Even Lawmakers Say They Have No Idea How The Government Plans To Reunify Immigrant Kids And Parents
    Posted in Articles on June 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Oversight of the Administration

    Frustrated and concerned Democratic lawmakers want a briefing from the federal agencies in charge of reuniting immigrant families, saying they have been given scant to no information about the scores of children now strewn across their states or the government's plan to reconnect them with their parents. As of Tuesday, Health and Human Services, which oversees the Office of Refugee Resettlement, the agency in charge of the children, said it still has 2,047 separated kids in its custody. Over the... Read more

  • Beyer: “Supreme Court’s Decision To Uphold Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban Will Go Down As One Of The Worst Mistakes In The Court’s History”
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Don Beyer today issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Trump v. Hawaii: “I believe that the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Donald Trump’s Muslim ban will go down as one of the worst mistakes in the Court’s history. Chief Justice Roberts and the Justices who concurred in his opinion chose to intentionally overlook the obvious animus of bigotry which was the sole motivation for every iteration of the Muslim ban. It is clear in hindsight that prejudice was th... Read more

  • House Dems demand answers on migrant teen abuse allegations
    Posted in Articles on June 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Oversight of the Administration

    AP Dozens of Democratic lawmakers demanded explanations Tuesday from the Department of Health and Human Services after charges that immigrant teenagers were handcuffed and beaten in federal custody. Seventy-seven House members signed a letter from Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia seeking answers about allegations of abuses reported by The Associated Press and other news organizations. Sworn statements from six Latino teens described incidents from 2015 to 2018 under the Obama and Trump administrations... Read more

  • Democratic congressman: Congress must overturn the Supreme Court's travel ban ruling
    Posted in Articles on June 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    CNN Rep. Don Beyer, a Democrat from Virginia, urged Congress to act and overturn the Supreme Court's ruling to uphold President Trump's travel ban. "Congress has to act," he said. "We have to overturn what the Supreme Court has done. We cannot let this stand." Beyer called the ban "racist" and "immoral," adding that the court's decision today was "disappointing and it’s wrong." "And if the Supreme Court’s going to do this, it’s up to Congress to pass the Freedom of Religion (Restoration) Act, wh... Read more

  • Rep. Beyer reflects on visit to Anne Arundel Detention Center in Md.
    Posted in Articles on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington Post Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) discussed his June 21 visit to the Anne Arundel Detention Center in Maryland, which contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold detained immigrants, most of whom are awaiting court proceedings or deportation. Click here to watch the video Read more

  • Beyer Statement On Visit To ICE Detention Facility In Capital Region
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) today visited an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) contracted facility today in Anne Arundel County to see the effects of the Trump Administration’s family separation policy in person. There they met two fathers, Carlos and Mario (last names withheld for their protection), who had been separated from their young children for months without being able to speak with them. Rep. Beyer said: “Today I went to an ICE-affiliated detentio... Read more

  • Rep. Don Beyer visits immigrant fathers separated from children at Maryland detention facility
    Posted in Articles on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    FOX 5 DC Rep. Don Beyer visited a detention facility in Anne Arundel County in Maryland on Tuesday where Immigration and Customs Enforcement are detaining immigrants who have entered the country illegally, some of which have been separated from their children at the border. Beyer (D-Va.) met with two men from Honduras, Carlos and Mario, whose last names he is withholding to protect their identities. Both men were separated from their children, ages 7 and 5 respectively, at the border. It took mo... Read more

  • Congressman: Anne Arundel County holding separated immigrant parents for ICE
    Posted in Articles on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Annapolis Capital Gazette Anne Arundel County is housing immigrant parents separated from their children for months — one of whom was told by immigration officials “you can either give us your daughter or we will take her way,” a Virginia congressman said Tuesday after a visit to the county corrections center. In a Facebook video released by his office, U.S. Rep. Don Beyer, D-Virginia, said he talked to two men separated from their children at the border with Mexico as part of President Donald T... Read more

  • Beyer Calls For Resignation Of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Don Beyer today called for the resignation of Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security in the Trump Administration. Beyer said: “Yesterday I witnessed firsthand the cruelty being inflicted upon people seeking asylum in the United States by our own government. The distraught fathers I met at a detention facility represented only two of the thousands of families which have suffered under the Trump Administration’s family separation policy, but their stories were deeply disturbing. Bot... Read more

  • Beyer Cosponsors Keep Families Together Act To End Trump Administration’s Family Separation Policy
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Rep. Don Beyer today signed on as a cosponsor to the Keep Families Together Act, which would formally abolish the Trump Administration’s recently-enacted policy of separating children from their parents in families seeking asylum at the U.S. border. The legislation, introduced today by Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is the House companion of an identical Senate bill introduced by Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA). “Donald Trump’s family separation policy is immoral and Con... Read more