June 28, 2018 - Issue: Vol. 164, No. 109 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 2nd Session
PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CORRECTIVE ORDER; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 109
(House of Representatives - June 28, 2018)
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[Page H5967] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CORRECTIVE ORDER (Ms. NORTON asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. NORTON. Mr. Speaker, Donald Trump's ``corrective'' order no longer separating children from parents takes families out of the fire of separation and throws them into the inferno of unlimited detention on military bases. Thus Trump's zero tolerance policy stands, costing the government untold millions required to be spent for meals, air conditioning, libraries, private showers, medical, dental, and mental health. There are no good options when families enter the country seeking asylum, but herding them together in internment camps is the worst of those available. That is why past administrations have released the detainees with ankle bracelets and frequent contacts, with the overwhelming majority of detainees reporting back. The courts are likely to order a similar remedy. It is time for the administration to look at practices that have worked instead of inventing inhumane ones that don't. ____________________