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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS DECRIES TRUMP SEPARATION POLICY
The League of Women Voters of New Mexico is opposed to the practice of separating children and parents who are guilty only of trying to escape violence in their countries.
An executive order has been signed, but we do not believe this crisis is over.Thousands of children have been sent to other locations, and the government has yet to say how it will find them and undo the damage already done. Sometimes the only link is a phone number memorized by a small child.
Aside from being condemned internationally, our collective conscience is repulsed by these actions. We call for action to end this policy for good and to reunite families.
It is past time to examine the policies that have led to this crisis, and to fix them. Those who are committed to true reform of our broken immigration system must speak up for decent policies, loud and clear.
Judith K. Williams, Ph.D. President, League of Women Voters of New Mexico
(This letter was published in the Santa Fe New Mexican on June 22, 2018.)