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Congress, President Must Partner to Address Unaccompanied Migrant Children

July 07, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the conversation around unaccompanied migrant children continues, one focal point continues to be the protestors in Murrieta, Calif., who last week blocked Homeland Security buses from entering the town and delivering migrant children and adults to a processing facility.

Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, made the following statement on the protests and responding to migrant children who are here:

“The No. 1 priority right now is to make sure these children are processed in a compassionate and just manner.

“Beyond providing immediate solutions, whether these children remain or are returned, the administration needs a willing partner in Congress to stem the flow of children and set up clear processes.

“Until the president and Congress take positive action, protests like the ones in Murrieta will continue, and our broken immigration system will keep families tragically separated.”

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